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19 Reasons to Visit a Disney destination in 2019

The one constant at Disney destinations is change! In the early days of Disneyland® Park, Walt was famously quoted talking about the future of the park:

“Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.”

Walt Disney

2019 will be no different for Disney destinations –  adding new and limited-time shows, parties, experiences, resorts, restaurants and lands across their properties! We’re excited about what’s to come in 2019 and wanted to share some of our favorites.

In no particular order, here’s our 19 Reasons to visit Disney destinations in 2019!

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Get Away with Adventures by Disney® Short Escape Vacations

Adventures by Disney® has announced an expanded line-up of their Short Escape vacations for 2019!

Short Escapes are two- to four-night adventures taking place in some of the World’s most iconic destinations. During these Short Escapes, you’ll enjoy an itinerary full of visits to must-see attractions and hidden gems, all executed with the help of two knowledgeable Disney-trained Adventure Guides.

Brand-new itineraries added to the portfolio for 2019 include Boston, London and Vancouver, Canada. Here’s a few highlights for the new offerings:

  • Best of Boston – Past and Present (select dates May – Oct. 2019)
    • Four-day, three-night itinerary
    • Privately guided tour along the Freedom Trail
    • Private, after-hours tour of the Old North Church
    • Special after-hours visit to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
    • Rowing along the Charles River
    • Private sightseeing bike tour
    • Exploring the grounds of Harvard Yard
    • Private New England clambake on Thompson Island
  • Bucket List Getaway in London (select dates Jul. – Sep. 2019)
    • Three-day, two-night itinerary
    • Once-in-a-lifetime, private viewing of the royal Crown Jewels led by the Tower of London’s Jewel House Warden
    • Private, high-speed thrill ride in a boat along the River Thames
    • Privately guided tour of Westminster Abbey
    • Witness the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an unforgettable dinner show.
  • City Highlights and Outdoor Recreation in Vancouver (select dates May – Sep. 2019)
    • Three-day, two-night itinerary
    • Grouse Mountain – ziplining excursion after a scenic gondola ride to the mountain peak
    • Privately guided tour at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
    • Morning bike ride through Stanley Park
    • Junior Adventurers scavenger hunt expedition
    • “Foodie” walking tour of Granville Island’s famous Public Market
    • Early access to Grouse Mountain’s resident grizzly bear habitat

 

These three new adventures join the already existing portfolio of Short Escapes offered by Adventures by Disney®. Those other itineraries offered include: New York City, San Francisco, Southern California, Wyoming, Barcelona and Rome. Adventures by Disney also offers more than 50 global vacations with longer itineraries. CLICK HERE to explore all of their offerings.
 
 

Like all Adventures by Disney® vacations, Short Escape packages include all accommodations, tickets and admissions, transportation within the destination, luggage handling, snacks and most meals, and the services of two dedicated Adventure Guides.

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Subject to availability, guests who book an Adventures by Disney New York, San Francisco or Boston Short Escape by Nov. 16, 2018 with travel start dates between Jan. 1, 2019 and Dec. 10, 2019, inclusive, will receive one (1) free pre-stay hotel room night immediately preceding the Short Escape in one standard hotel room at a hotel of Adventures by Disney’s selection per reservation booked. A limited number of free pre-stay hotel room nights are available on each applicable departure date. Any courtesy hold, without payment of the standard trip deposit, will not guarantee availability of the free pre-stay hotel room night for selected departure date. Free pre-stay hotel room night offer terminates on the earlier of November 16, 2018 and when the limited spaces on the applicable departure date have been booked. Hotel incidental charges are not included. Free pre-stay hotel room night must be used in conjunction with travel on the purchased eligible Short Escape. If the Short Escape is cancelled for any reason, the hotel room night will be cancelled without any further obligation of Adventures by Disney to guests. Lead guest of the booking party must travel on the Short Escape booked. Offer is not transferable or redeemable for cash in whole or in part and cannot be sold or transferred for commercial use. Cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or promotions. Offer is subject to change without notice. Bookings subject to restrictions and Adventures by Disney’s standard terms and conditions. Void where prohibited.

Explore America in New Ways with Adventures by Disney

Adventures by Disney has announced the addition of three new vacation options right here in the United States! An award-winning leader in guided group travel, Adventures by Disney has chosen three diverse locations that will offer exhilarating, educational, and entertaining exploration of America. These week-long trips filled with unique activities will start in Summer 2016.

Every Adventures by Disney itinerary features two Disney-trained Adventure Guides, along with local experts, that ensure every detail of the vacation is taken care of. This level of service allows you to focus solely on creating everlasting memories with your family without the stress of  any planning.

Highlights of the new itineraries include:

Walt Disney World Resort & Central Florida

Unlike anything offered before, this unforgettable trip provides backstage access and magical VIP experiences at the Walt Disney World® theme parks, exclusive dining opportunities, outdoor adventures in the wilds of Florida, a private lunch with an astronaut and more. It’s a great opportunity for our guests who have previously visited the area and are looking for a totally different experience.

  • Take part in a privately guided safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® theme park and go behind the scenes of the revolutionary Rivers of Light show before taking a VIP seat to enjoy this new nighttime spectacular.
  • Savor unique world-class dining opportunities, such as an exclusive dinner at Disney’s Contemporary Resort chef’s kitchen.
  • Learn how Disney magic is created and receive special behind-the-scenes access during one-of-a-kind experiences with Walt Disney Imagineers.
  • Enjoy special Disney FastPass+ selections at the Walt Disney World® theme parks, including premium access to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Toy Story Midway Mania!® and other popular attractions.
  • Explore Central Florida’s unique natural wonders on land – by zipline, swamp buggy and on horseback – and on water in kayaks and aboard an airboat.
  • Go in-depth with an astronaut and learn firsthand what it takes to soar into space.

Montana

This exhilarating adventure includes “glamping” (glamorous camping) adjacent to Yellowstone National Park, a dude ranch experience in beautiful Big Sky, and active excursions through amazing natural landscapes.

  • Enjoy the adventure and serenity of upscale camping, explore nature while biking in the backcountry and listen to storytelling under the stars.
  • Get hands-on at an authentic dude ranch complete with fun family activities like horseback riding, whitewater rafting, fly-fishing and a private riverside cookout.
  • Experience the wonders of Yellowstone National Park during the centennial of the National Parks Service and witness the explosive power of Old Faithful.

Washington, D.C. & Philadelphia

Experience American history in an exciting, interactive way as it comes alive on this immersive adventure at some of America’s most iconic landmarks, including delightful encounters with characters from the past, a fun-filled scavenger hunt and storytelling at every stop along the way.

  • Delight in a sweeping tour of Philadelphia on a privately guided trolley excursion to remarkable landmarks such as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Reading Terminal Market.
  • Walk in the footsteps of such historical figures as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Betsy Ross while visiting Washington, D.C. landmarks, including the Capitol, Library of Congress, the Newseum and more.
  • Discover the history of Gettysburg on a fun, interactive tour that details this famous battle, President Lincoln’s speech and the lifestyle of the era.

Contact your Magic Maker® for more details on these or any of the more than 30 other guided group vacation offered by Adventures by Disney!

Adventures by Disney® Announces River Cruising Itineraries

Adventures by Disney® has announced that their first-ever river cruise itineraries will launch in Summer 2016! Sailing with AmaWaterways aboard an all-new, 170-passenger river cruise ship built with families in mind, these new itineraries by Adventures by Disney® will take families into the heart of Europe in a way that is active, immersive, and easy.

Plans call for seven sailings along the Danube River in in 2016 – five in the Summer as well as two holiday themed sailing in December. These sailings will give the opportunity to experience both iconic locations and hidden gems off the beaten path in eight destinations across four countries – Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. The culture, art, and unique stories of each European town visited provide opportunities for exploration that are seemingly endless.

Because river cruises offer extended port times often lasting from dawn to late night, travelers will have more time to spend exploring the day’s destination with the eight Adventures by Disney® Adventure Guides and local experts. But the fun doesn’t end when leaving port! Onboard, adults can enjoy wine tasting, music, dancing and an onboard fitness center, along with some of the finest cuisine and service available. Junior Adventurers and teens will enjoy special activities like activity nights, movies, karaoke, video games and more.

Danube River Cruise

EUROPE | Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary | 8 Days / 7 Nights
2016: Jul. 7-14, Jul. 14-21, Jul. 21-28, Jul. 28–Aug. 4, Aug. 4-11, Dec. 15-22, & Dec. 22-29

Highlights include:

  • Tour of Mirabell Gardens and adventures through a salt mine (Austria)
  • Nighttime Illuminations Cruise (Budapest)
  • Horse show at Lazar Equestrian Park (Hungary)
  • Medieval activities at Devin Castle in Bratislava (Slovakia)
  • Private marionette performance and strudel making demo at Schonbrunn Palace (Austria)
  • Falconry show at Hohenwerfen castle (Austria)
  • Walk along the tree tops at a unique outdoor adventure center in Kopfing (Germany)
  • Oktoberfest event at a local brewery (Germany)
  • Themed meals and culinary activities, such as interactive goulash and strudel making
  • Biking in every port

The special holiday sailing will also include:

  • Visits to the renowned Christmas markets in Budapest and Vienna
  • Vienna Boys Choir Christmas performance in the Hofburg Palace Chapel
  • Special holiday menu lunch.

Take a peek into what these new river boat itineraries are all about:

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Adventures by Disney® Recognized by World Travel Awards™

Recently Adventures by Disney® was recognized by World Travel Awards™ . Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards™ acknowledge and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Recognized globally, the winners of these awards possess the ultimate hallmark of quality.

Adventures by Disney® took first place in two separate categories in the World Travel Awards™. First, they were recognized as the World’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator. Also for the fourth year in a row, they were named North America’s Leading Tour Operator. But Adventures by Disney® is no stranger to awards like this. Since its launch in 2005, they have been recognized by numerous travel organizations for their excellence in family tourism. Travel + Leisure Magazine ranked Adventures by Disney® #1 among Tour Operators and Safari Outfitters for Families in their World’s Best awards 2011 readers’ survey.

As a leader in the group guided-tour industry, Adventures by Disney® provides immersive and hassle-free vacations to destinations in Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia and Australia. Enjoy this quick video that gives you just a “taste” of Adventures by Disney®. 

“Lights…Camera…Magic!”

Adventures by Disney® Excursion Add-On for Your Disneyland® Package

Adventures by Disney®, the award-winning family travel provider, invites you to go on the ultimate Southern California adventure with “Lights…Camera…Magic!” During this daylong guided group excursion, Guests will be immersed in the magic of Disney and the history of Hollywood in unique, unexpected and unforgettable ways.

This one-day guided adventure begins  and ends at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa. Tours begin at 8:30a and conclude back at the hotel around 7p. Each tour includes stops at the following sites:

The Hollywood & Highland Center or Grauman’s Chinese Theater (dependent on tour date) – Located on vibrant Hollywood Boulevard, guests will visit the Dolby® TheatreSM at the Hollywood & Highland Center (home of the Academy Awards®) -OR- Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, known for its extensive collection of celebrity footprints and handprints.

Hollywood’s Famed Sunset Strip – Catch a glimpse of famous Sunset Strip landmarks like Chateau Marmont and Whisky a Go Go.

Beverly Hills’ Famed Rodeo Drive – See Beverly Hills’ world-famous shopping destination, known for its haute couture boutiques.

Farmers Market & The Grove – Enjoy great shopping and an amazing array of restaurants  at the original Farmers Market at Third & Fairfax. This Farmers Market is frequently a great place to spot stars! The Grove, a fabulous open-air shopping center is just a short trolley ride away.

The Walt Disney Studios – This stop on the tour is an exclusive experience that’s only available to the public on the rarest of occasions! Enjoy an exclusive tour of The Walt Disney Studios — which is both a working studio AND the headquarters of The Walt Disney Company — followed by a special reception in Legends Plaza. Inside Legends Plaza, many of Disney’s gifted animators, Imagineers, songwriters, actors and business leaders have been honored.

Adult Price: US $199

Child Price: US $189 (ages 4-9)

“Lights…Camera…Magic!” is add-on component for select packages booked for the Disneyland® Resort.
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Longer and more in depth itineraries are available with Adventures by Disney® not only in the Southern California region but across the world.  On an Adventures by Disney® vacation, families will get to know the world in ways they never expected and will never forget. That’s because, traveling with Adventures by Disney® means traveling with people who know families, and who know how to plan a family vacation with engaging activities and incredible experiences for everyone.  For more information about Adventures by Disney®, please click the logo below.

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*Subject to availability.  Prices and itinerary subject to change at any time without notice.

Savings for Adventures by Disney® Adventure Insiders

This special offer has expired. Please click here to see all current Adventures by Disney® specials

Now is the time for past guests of Adventures by Disney® to save on an upcoming adventure!

Members of the Adventures by Disney® Adventure Insiders program who have traveled on two or more Adventures by Disney® vacations between Jan. 1, 2005 and Mar. 1, 2012 are eligible to receive $200 off* per reservation on their next Adventures by Disney® vacation. Pack your bags and let your adventure begin!

Booking Window:
Mar. 1 – May 22, 2012

Travel Window:
May 22, 2012 – Mar. 31, 2013

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*Adventure Insiders program members who have traveled on at least two (2) Adventures by Disney vacations between 1/1/05 and 3/1/12 will receive $200 off per reservation when booking a new Adventures by Disney departure at the non-discounted Regular Rate between 3/1/12 and 5/22/12 for travel between 5/22/12 and 3/31/13. Excludes specialty departures and the “Lights, Camera, Magic…” itinerary. Valid on new bookings only. Land packages are subject to availability. Subject to verification of enrollment in the Adventure Insiders program and confirmation of the completion of two (2) previous Adventures by Disney trips between 1/1/05 and 3/1/12. Lead guest on the reservation must travel on the land package booked. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply, subject to change without notice. Void where prohibited. Offer valid for US residents only. Offer subject to the terms and conditions of the Adventure Insider Program which can be found at www.adventureinsiders.com. Valid for U.S. residents only.

See the Pyramids with Adventures by Disney

Adventures by Disney has just announced its 2011 season and is now offering two brand new itineraries.  These two itineraries will allow you to visit theAdventures by Disney Egypt Itinerary land of pyramids, pharaohs and ancient treasures next year with Adventures by Disney. The new exotic itinerary joins other unforgettable worldwide destinations in 2011.

Why Egypt? Egypt is a destination that has a wide draw for many American families but could be harder to plan on your own. Adventures by Disney will take care of all of the planning and make traveling to a place like Egypt, accessible, worry-free, easy and family friendly. From the moment that you get off the plane, they are there to greet you.

Here are some of the highlights of the 8- and 10-day Egypt itineraries:

  • Ride a camel at the Great Pyramids of Gizah, tour the Pharoah’s Boat Museum and come nose-to-nose with the Sphinx
  • Learn to make papyrus and write your name in Egyptian hieroglyphics
  • Enjoy three days of leisurely cruising on the Nile River from Aswan to Luxor, discovering ancient temples, tombs and treasures
  • Shop and dine in the colorful Khan el-Khalili Market, Cairo’s ancient souk
  • Experience the Nile on a felucca – the traditional sailing craft that have plied the river’s waters for thousands of years
  • Travel with a licensed Egyptologist through ancient monuments and wonders of Egypt
  • Junior Adventurers explore the Egyptian Museum while playing the Art Detective Game, The Case of the Missing Mummy.

Don’t forget that an Adventures by Disney vacation has it all included: VIP experiences, immersive events and activities, dining and resorts, hassle-free travel and admissions.  Click here for more information about Adventures by Disney.

These exciting itineraries along with the other unforgettable 2011 itineraries are now available for bookings. Contact your Magic Maker® for more information or click here to request a quote.

Adventures by Disney Gateway Collection

Vacations That Exceed Your Expectations.  A Price That Meets Your Needs.

Adventures by Disney proudly presents the Gateway Collection that will take you to Italy, London and Paris, and Costa Rica!

This new vacation option keeps what you love most about Adventures by Disney vacations!  Explore magical destinations with exclusive, immersive experiences for the whole family, at a price that’s more affordable!

Like all Adventures by Disney trips, these itineraries feature Adventure Guides who provide concierge service every step of the way. However, these trips include plenty of free time too. You can enjoy the convenience of guided travel, yet still see and do what interests you most.

Gateway to Costa Rica Family Vacation
2010 Dates: June 27, July 16, Aug. 7 & Sept. 4
The Gateway to Costa Rica Family Vacation from Adventures by Disney ventures to the capital city of San José before delving into the natural wonders and wildlife of the country’s vibrant forests. Enjoy the extremes – from zip lining above the rainforest canopy to touring ancient forests filled with exotic creatures. It’s the world’s ultimate eco-adventure destination!

Gateway to Italy Family Vacation
2010 Dates: June 24, July 15 & Aug. 8
The Gateway to Italy Family Vacation from Adventures by Disney revels in the cultures of Rome, Florence and Venice. Travel through time as you explore Italy from ancient Rome to the Venetian Renaissance. Explore the Venice canals by gondola and marvel at the beauty of the Sistine Chapel. It’s an experience for all ages!

Gateway to London and Paris Family Vacation
2010 Dates: June 25, July 5, July 16 & Aug. 2
The Gateway to London and Paris Family Vacation from Adventures by Disney begins in jolly old England with a visit to Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London. It then crosses the English Channel to Paris for a scavenger hunt in the Louvre, wanders through wondrous Versailles and includes a family lunch in the Eiffel Tower. Oh la la!

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Book Select Adventures by Disney Itineraries and Get a 3-Night Disney Cruise FREE!

You can receive a FREE* Disney Cruise Line® 3-Night Bahamian cruise with the purchase of select Adventures by Disney departures between Oct. 26, 2009, and Jan. 15, 2010.

This offer is valid for select Adventures by Disney land packages at the non-discounted regular rate departing before Oct. 2, 2010.

This special is no longer applicable, but be sure to out check the
Adventures by Disney page for current offers.

*Government Taxes and fees are not included. Guests who purchase a qualifying Adventures by Disney land package will receive a free Disney Cruise Line 3-Night Bahamian cruise. Offer applies to new purchases between 10/26/09 and 1/15/10 of select Adventures by Disney land packages at the non-discounted regular rate departing before 10/2/10. Offer valid on the majority of 2010 Adventures by Disney season departures. A certificate good for a 3-night Bahamian cruise will be mailed out 25 days prior to the land package departure date. A completed cruise certificate must be submitted to Disney Cruise Line before 12/31/10 and sailing must occur between 2/1/10 and 12/15/11. The number of guests in the free cruise party may not exceed the number of guests in the eligible Adventures by Disney land package. Offer valid on ocean view staterooms in the following categories only: 9A, 9B, 9C, and 9D, and the number of staterooms available for this offer is limited. Block-out dates apply; see certificate for details. Transportation to and from Port Canaveral not included. Cruise is non-transferable and may not be sold, traded, refunded or redeemed for cash value. Subject to terms, conditions and restrictions of Disney Cruise Line. One (1) certificate issued per reservation. Certificate not redeemable for cash in whole or in part and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Advance reservations required. Subject to conditions, restrictions and change without notice. Land package and Cruise fulfillment is subject to availability and restrictions. Void where prohibited. Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions.