Resolve to see more of the world with your loved ones in 2017.Adventures by Disney can help by offering pre-planned trips to more than 30 destinations across six continents!
Montana: Glamping under the stars at night then exploring Yellowstone National Park by day? On the Montana vacation you also stay at a Dude Ranch, zipline through Big Sky country, go whitewater rafting and more.
Arizona & Utah: A Grand Canyon tour with Adventures by Disney is definitely the way to go. You’ll also visit Arches National Park, explore the mesas of Monument Valley and more. It’s sure to be unforgettable.
If you’re looking for something more far-flung, resolving to travel to Europe is always a winner. From exploring the fjords of Norway to kayaking in the Greek isles to dancing the flamenco in Spain and beyond, there is so much beauty to behold on this continent. But if it’s your first trip abroad, or you’re looking to knock some “must sees” off your travel wish list, here are some suggestions:
Italy tour through canals on Adventures by Disney vacation: Adventures by Disney offers three different land trips that explore this culinary wonderland, but the classic destinations of Rome, Tuscany and Venice are always a great choice. Want to explore the famed Sistine Chapel after hours on a private tour? You got it. Attend an authentic pasta-making class at a Tuscan farm, sail through Venice on a gondola and more.
England and France: Scones and tea. Windsor Castle. The Eiffel Tower. Notre Dame Cathedral. What’s not to love about a trip to these iconic locales? Plus, on an Adventures by Disney England and France vacation you’ll tour the famous Louvre Museum; and while you’re admiring the Mona Lisa, the Junior Adventurers will take part in an interactive scavenger hunt. This is truly a trip that offers the best of two worlds.
Of course you can set your sights even higher and resolve to climb the Great Wall of China, snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, marvel at Machu Picchu or set off on an African safari. And Adventures by Disney can help you reach those goals as well!
“Happily Ever After,” a new nighttime spectacular that will combine the magic of Disney storytelling, beloved Disney characters, fireworks and so much more, will debut at Magic Kingdom Park on May 12.
The show will feature the latest fireworks and pyrotechnics and original animation, plus a heart-tugging original score. And thanks to the inclusion of state-of-the-art projection mapping technology, more Disney characters than ever before will be featured in the show, including moments from “Moana,” “Brave,” “Big Hero 6,” “Zootopia,” “The Princess & The Frog,” “Aladdin” and many others.
The Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace will continue to offer up a scrumptious way to view the nighttime fun as “Happily Ever After” makes its debut.
The title of the next chapter in the Skywalker saga will be- STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. THE LAST JEDI is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.
Check out this brand new tour designed to provide you with maximum fun while enjoying the quintessential Magic Kingdom Park experiences and attractions–the Ultimate Disney Classics VIP Tour!
The four-hour tour is led by Disney VIP Tour Guides, who make navigating the park a breeze by providing you with the highest level of Disney’s world-renowned guest service while you enjoy many of the most beloved Magic Kingdom Park attractions carefree.
During the Ultimate Disney Classics VIP Tour, you’ll be able to experience up to 10 of the most beloved Magic Kingdom Park attractions, including everything from Adventureland must-dos Pirates of the Caribbean and the Jungle Cruise to Fantasyland favorites such as Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, “it’s a small world,” Peter Pan’s Flight, and more attractions throughout the park. And as part of your tour, you will also get to meet Mickey Mouse!
This tour is especially great for kids of all ages since all of the attractions you will visit do not have any height restrictions. If you’re looking for the perfect introduction to the most Magical Place on Earth, or want to experience the classic Magic Kingdom attractions, this is the tour for you.
The Ultimate Disney Classics VIP Tour ($199 plus tax)* is offered Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and is subject to availability. Call 407-560-4033 to book your tour!
Adventures by Disney offers lots of opportunities to travel the world either with or without children.
Reserved for guests ages 18+, these adult-only vacation options offer a chance to travel to almost every destination that Adventures by Disney visits.
Want to bring your kids along? On an Adventures by Disney vacation, you’ll enjoy family time together, but each itinerary also includes experiences for adults while kids participate in Junior Adventurer activities.
Wake up with a view of the fjords in Norway, stay in an Irish castle, or throw open the curtains in your beachfront resort in Greece. With Adventures by Disney you can sleep in style in a variety of breathtaking resort accommodations. And to up the “posh” quotient even further, Adventures by Disney offers an array of private experiences in some of the world’s most recognizable destinations. From a private after-hours tour of the Vatican Museum or a behind-the-scenes tour of the Eiffel Tower, you can enjoy a host of VIP opportunities that are totally brag worthy.
With Adventures by Disney the stress is taken out of planning your vacation, allowing you to simply focus on yourself for a change. From Long Weekends to extended trips, it’s as easy as choosing your next destination and leaving the planning to Disney!!!
“Brunch With a Twist” debuted as part of the 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, and now the popular Saturday event is back – at noon Feb. 11, hosted by Cítricos and featuring the award-winning chefs at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
Guests join some of Disney’s top chefs for the five-star, five-course brunch, tasting the creations of Executive Chef Scott Hunnel, Chef Dominique Filoni, Chef Noah Estabrook, Chef Nick Mussara, Chef Lawrence Searl and Executive Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek. The chefs represent Victoria & Albert’s, Cítricos, Narcoossee’s, Grand Floridian Cafe and the Grand Floridian Bakery.
The on-stage kitchen at Cítricos is ideal for the chefs to share cooking techniques, and guests can ask questions while watching the courses being prepared. Each dish is thoughtfully paired with Champagne for the ultimate dining experience.
Cost is $169 plus tax (gratuity and valet included). For reservations and to pre-pay, call 407-939-3463.
Next Brunch With a Twist (with another fabulous menu) is already on the calendar for noon May 6.
Disney Cruise line ships will be sailing for the first part of 2018, which includes homeports on both coasts. Favorite tropical itineraries in the Bahamas and the Caribbean depart from Florida and Puerto Rico, and a variety of Baja and Mexican Riviera sailings depart from California.
For the first time, we’ll be visiting Bonaire, a popular Caribbean destination located just north of the South American coast. The Dutch Caribbean island is favored for arid climate and sunny weather, and its beautiful waters and reef-lined coast lure water-sport enthusiasts for scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing and kiteboarding.
Disney Cruise Line makes a big splash in the 9th annual Cruise Critic US Editors’ Picks. The online cruise guide’s global team of experts awarded Disney Cruise Line as the “Best for Families” and “Best for Dining.”
One Cruise Critic editor had this to say, “Jedi training, a Frozen-themed deck party, ship-wide holiday celebrations: Disney knows best what kids want on vacation, and it delivers. Families can have fun together by the pool or at a show, or go their separate ways with adults-only restaurants and sun decks, and huge kids clubs with activities day and night.”
But, it doesn’t stop there. Disney Cruise Line also won “Best for Dining”. Another Cruise Critic editor shared that “Disney Cruise Line provides standout service, delicious food in specialty restaurants like Palo and Remy, and a quirky touch of magic in its main dining rooms.”
And the search-and-rescue mission to get The Big Guy back to the North Pole in time for Christmas Eve is all part of the fun in the all-new “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” holiday spectacular coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios November 14. The show comes to life on, above and around the Chinese Theater with state-of-the-art projections, special effects, fireworks and a rousing seasonal musical score.
Led by elves Wayne and Lanny, the duo from ABC/Walt Disney Animation Studios’ animated special “Prep & Landing,” the spirited yuletide adventure to the North Pole features memorable holiday moments from Disney films including “Mickey’s Christmas Carol,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pluto’s Christmas Tree,” “Bambi,” Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and more, all building to a festive finale that’s “So tinsel!”
And did I mention there will be snow?
A sweet way to enjoy this new holiday spectacular is with the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Dessert Party, which includes reserved viewing, desserts, specialty beverages and more. Each dessert party guest will get a pair of 3D HoloSpex® glasses to use while watching the show. The glasses create spectacular holographic illusions of gingerbread men, candy canes, snowflakes and ornaments on any bright point of light.
Memorable, heartwarming, and enchanting for the entire family these one-of-a-kind holiday experiences will dazzle Disney’s Hollywood Studio guests through December 31.
Fall is here and so is the 21st Epcot International Food & Wine Festival! This year it’s longer and larger than ever before, with 62 days of fantastic food, drink, entertainment and fun happening all day at Epcot through November 14.
This year tweens can join in all the fun with Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt. A map and stickers lead kids of all ages around the World Showcase to hunt for little statuettes of their favorite little French chef, Remy, and earn a surprise.
If your tween enjoys helping with dinner at home then the new Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It! interactive events at the Festival Center offers adults and kids alike a chance to learn a variety of culinary skills from chefs, bakers and other pros. It’s a hands-on activity everyone will enjoy!
And don’t forget … all attractions are open and kids can ride Test Track, Frozen Ever After and Soarin’ Around the World in between noshes! Contact us today to learn more about how to join in the festival fun!!