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Adventures By Disney Announces Ecuadorian Amazon Itineraries and Long Weekend Trips in 2015

In 2015, Adventures by Disney will offer an amazing new itinerary, taking you into the adventurous paths of the Ecuadorian Amazon. This trip not only travels through the Amazon region, but it also explores the Galapagos Islands and Quito, Ecuador’s capital city.

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Are you ready for the ultimate mini-vacation? In 2015, Adventures by Disney is launching new Long Weekend trips. Featuring two itineraries – New York City and San Francisco & Napa – these four-day weekend getaways provide you with a break from the everyday to explore some of America’s favorite locations in a new light.

Get a glimpse at these exciting new adventures in this video!

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That’s What Travel is Supposed To Do!

Washington DC, when you hear that city name, what comes to mind? For me, I know it has always been a important travel destination steeped in American history. School kids of all ages take field trips there, visitors from other countries mark it as a must see destination when they visit the US. For me though, it never ranked really high on my must see list of places I wanted to visit, and definitely not an itinerary I had considered for an Adventure by Disney vacation.

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My wife, Leslie on the other hand had rallied for it on several occasions. Each year when we would plan our family vacations, we’d pull out the Adventures by Disney brochure and dream of exciting and exotic locations around the globe. My daughter Sarah and I would suggest European adventures in Germany or Ireland and talk of the fun we could have in locations like Costa Rica or the Galapagos. Leslie would boldly offer, “well what about our nations capital” and we’d say, well maybe next year, or that’s not as much fun as Costa Rica!

Well, this year for the first time in my life an opportunity to visit DC appeared and I accepted. I was attending a Disney Travel Advisory Council meeting, and the folks from Disney had also set up a mini Adventure by Disney day for us during our time there in order to expose the council members to this incredible vacation experience.

United States Capitol

I arrived early afternoon, and had a few hours to myself before our council dinner that evening. We were staying at the historic Mayflower hotel which is located within a reasonable walk from the National Mall. So I talked to the hotel concierge who gave me some simple directions and a guide map and I was off to discover the city that’s the seat of power of the greatest nation in the world.

Washington Monument

My first stop was the Washington monument. Surrounded by fifty flags, it’s a pretty impressive structure. From there I walked down the mall past Smithsonian buildings and beautiful museums to the Capital building, and that’s where it happened. Yes, that’s where it began to hit me how historical and important this city is. I began to realize that the great men who founded our country and the decisions they made that shaped our lives happened here.

US Grant Memorial

I looked at the statue of Ulysses S. Grant atop his horse and the battlefield depictions on either side of him and thought about all the courageous men and women who have fought for our freedom and this great country.

Lincoln Memorial

From there I walked the other way up the mall past the Washington monument, took some time at the World War II memorial and then on up to the Lincoln memorial. And that’s where it really happened. When I walked up those steps and looked for the first time at Mr Lincoln I was not prepared for how impressive of a scene it was. We’ve all seen pictures of Mr Lincoln looking out across the mall towards the capital, but I had no idea how large it actually was! Seated the statue is nineteen and a half feet tall, and when you stand there it seems gigantic. His hands, his boots, everything about him is just huge and there’s no other way to say it but it’s extremely moving. To think that such a humble man from a simple beginning led this country through the most challenging times in history and did so much to reunite a house once divided. You really have to see this in person to get the full impact of how large and important this memorial really is.

Mt. Vernon

The next day we visited several other monuments and landmarks in the DC area. We also traveled across the Potomac and visited Mt Vernon, the home of George and Martha Washington and their final resting place. We ended our tour back in DC at the Korean War Memorial, an eerie reminder of the impact of war and the fact that Freedom is Never Free

So I can easily say that I went away from this trip with a new perspective on Washington DC as a destination and the way I look at travel. This IS what travel is supposed to do. It should reveal a destinations history and importance, it should make us glad that we ventured there, make us realize there is much to be discovered just outside our front and around the world, and leave us wanting to return to find out more about not only where we are, but who we are.


rickRick is President of Kingdom Magic Vacations, and as you might guess, he loves to travel! His wife Leslie have two great kids, teens actually, and they love to travel together as a family. They love cruising also, and most of all they love Walt Disney World!

You can find Rick at www.TravelwithRick.com where he loves to share with you the place (Walt Disney World) and the places (anywhere else around the world) that we love to visit. I’ll do that with articles, video and pictures.


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Adventures by Disney Launches New ‘Frozen’ Itinerary to Norway

Recently we got a sneak peek at one of the new Adventures by Disney itinerary inspired by the film “Frozen.” Disney Parks Blog has officially announced the “Norway: Fjords, Bergen & Oslo” itinerary – a journey carefully crafted from a partnership between Adventures by Disney and Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Adventures by Disney Launches New ‘Frozen’ Itinerary to Norway

The new itinerary guides families through an eight-day, seven-night epic adventure across the stunning lands of Norway, allowing them to follow the footsteps of the “Frozen” filmmakers by seeing the places, meeting the people and experiencing the beauty that inspired the setting and the look of the film. As with any Adventures by Disney trip, families can expect to partake in authentic activities that only Disney can provide, from discovering the fjord country by safari to learning Norwegian folk dancing.

Adventures by Disney Launches New ‘Frozen’ Itinerary to Norway

Families will bond as they explore the storybook village of Bergen (the real-life inspiration for the kingdom of Arendelle) and also journey through Flåm, Geiranger and Norway’s capital, Oslo. The trip will be full of surprises like rafting down an exhilarating river, hiking across mystical terrains and even rainbow trout fishing.

Two expertly trained Adventure Guides will lead families to make sure that no detail – no matter how small – will be missed. Adventures by Disney allows families to fully immerse themselves in the culture without having to sweat the details of pre-planning anything.

Adventures by Disney Launches New ‘Frozen’ Itinerary to Norway
NORWAY FAMILY VACATION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Begin your adventure with a visit to this storybook village which served as the inspiration for the kingdom of Arendelle, home to Anna and her sister Elsa—in Disney’s epic animated-adventure, Frozen.

  • Discover the natural beauty and cultural heritage of this dramatic Scandinavian region as you meet local storytellers, fisherman and farmers along the way.

  • Feel the exhilaration as your family floats along the waters of one of Norway’s breathtaking rivers as it carries you through the gorgeous Norwegian landscapes of natural beauty and wonder.

  • Take part in the rich history of one of the region’s most beloved pastimes—folk dancing—where you’ll feel like a local from Arendelle as you whirl around like Anna in Frozen.

  • Step into the glacial blue waters of Lake Loen for a net fishing experience to catch some of the native trout in this unique activity that will have you feeling like a true local.

  • Get a close-up look at these wooden masterpieces that remain an important part of Norway’s heritage as well as serving as the inspiration for much of the film’s architecture.

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Adventures by Disney Travels to Norway in 2014

In 2014, Adventures by Disney will head to Norway on a new trip inspired by the soon-to-be released Walt Disney Pictures animated film, Frozen.

Adventures by Disney Travels to Norway in 2014

Guests will follow in the footsteps of the Frozen filmmakers as they explore the sights, meet the people and experience the breathtaking beauty of this magnificent country.

Adventures by Disney Travels to Norway in 2014

Reservations for the Adventures by Disney Norway itinerary will be available to book beginning on Oct. 15, 2013.

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Let’s Adventure Together with Adventures by Disney and Kingdom Magic Vacations

At Kingdom Magic, we believe that life should be measured out in memories.  And how many times in your life would you be able to explore the Great Barrier Reef in Australia or the walk around the Great Pyramids of Egypt?  But with an Adventure by Disney, you can do just that with all the comfort, service, and quality that is synonymous with the Disney brand.

Why Adventures by Disney?

To really know a place, you need to be immersed in its stories and legends. And when it comes to living out tales – true or mythical – there are no better storytellers than your Adventures By Disney Guides. Wherever you go and whatever you do – whether it’s trying your hand at the age-old Greek traditions of cheese making or biking around the grounds of a historic French chateau – your Adventure Guides are there to share their knowledge, insights and passion for the places you visit.

Let's Adventure Together with Adventures by Disney and Kingdom Magic Vacations

An Adventures by Disney family vacation features the impeccable service, tradition and attention to detail that is the hallmark of Disney the world over. For your convenience Adventures by Disney takes care of all the details—including your luggage and hotel check-in—so that you don’t have to plan anything. Just relax, have fun and enjoy your vacation!

Fun for the Entire Family

Experience the world together, in ways every member of your family can enjoy. You’ll spend time together on an Egyptian camel ride, take a private visit to a local pineapple plantation in Costa Rica or make pizza in Italy.

Let's Adventure Together with Adventures by Disney and Kingdom Magic Vacations

Adventures by Disney will not only show your kids the world, they will help them get to know it. They’ll step into the pages of history, meet legendary figures and live timeless stories through unique activities designed just for them. Where else can a kid go on a scavenger hunt in the Louvre Museum or paint their own masterpiece in the shade of Monet’s home? And because you know your kids are having a great time having fun and making friends, you’ll be able to relax and do the same.

Of course, there’s also plenty of time build into each trip just when you’d want it. Every bit of your adventure has been crafted with everyone in mind.

Go Beyond the Walls

Adventures by Disney are absolute experts at getting you into places nearly impossible to get into when traveling on your own. Enjoy reserved entry and access to Michelangelo’s David and the famed Duomo or go behind the scenes at Disneyland Park. It’s all part of their VIP treatment.

Let's Adventure Together with Adventures by Disney and Kingdom Magic Vacations

On an Adventures by Disney vacation, your family will get to know the world in ways they never expected – and will never forget. That’s because, when you travel with us, you’re traveling with people who know families, and who know how to plan a family vacation with engaging activities and incredible experiences for everyone.

Now is the Time

So why wouldn’t you take an Adventure by Disney?  Now is the best time to plan your next adventure…and Kingdom Magic is here to help!  On an Adventure by Disney trip your’re a traveler and an adventurer, not a tourist.  You and your family become active participants in incredible stories, experiences and cultures through immersive activities only Disney can bring you!

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Adventures By Disney New Itineraries for 2014

In 2014, Adventures By Disney is adding some exciting new vacations to their collection, like their newly enhanced trip to Italy and their new Central European trip that takes guests on a journey to Austria, Germany and Czech Republic.   Adventures by Disney has also put together some amazing, adventurous vacations that teens and their parents will never forget.

Adventures By Disney is adding some exciting new vacations to their collection, like their newly enhanced trip to Italy and their new Central European trip that takes guests on a journey to Austria, Germany and Czech Republic.

On this newly added Adventure by Diney, guests will be immersed in the storybook treasures of Prague, Salzburg, Vienna and more.On this newly added trip, guests will be immersed in the storybook treasures of Prague, Salzburg, Vienna and more.

• Three nights at a resort in the Bavarian Alps with adventures through a salt mine and
ice cave.

• Indulge in the best of Central European cuisine from a strudel and pretzel making to a schnapps tasting.

• Experience a private farewell dinner in the Emperor’s Pavilion at the world-famous Vienna Zoo.


This newly enhanced vacation will take you on a journey through the most awe-inspiring parts of Italy - from the ancient wonders of Rome to the rustic charm of the Tuscan countryside.This newly enhanced vacation will take you on a journey through the most awe-inspiring parts of Italy – from the ancient wonders of Rome to the rustic charm of the Tuscan countryside.

• NEW —See what it’s like to be aRoman Gladiator as you step on the floor of the Colosseum, an area off-limits to the general public.

• NEW —Take in the history in an after-hoursvisit to the Vatican City Museum andSistine Chapel.

• NEW —Step into the kitchen of a working olive farm, preparing a traditional dish with two Italian nonnas (grandmothers).


Adventures by Disney has also put together some amazing, adventurous vacations that teens and their parents will never forget. Trips that have all of the Adventures by Disney magic, plus activities and excursions that will keep teenagers enlightened and entertained.Adventures by Disney has put together some amazing, adventurous vacations that teens and their parents will never forget. Trips that have all of the Adventures by Disney magic, plus activities and excursions that will keep teenagers enlightened and entertained.TEEN-FOCUSED ACTIVITIES:

• PERU – June 22 – 30, 2014 Salsa lessons and horseback riding.

• COSTA RICA – July 12 – 18, 2014Tour the natural wonders of Costa Rica. private beach party, photography lessons at Laguna Lodge.

• ARIZONA & UTAH – August 6 – 13, 2014 Bike ride through Boynton Canyon, a Grand Canyon sunset hike, tennis and swimming at Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab.

Book These Exciting Adventures by Disney Itineraries to Greece and France

There’s a magical world out there just waiting to be explored. And Adventures by Disney® guided group vacations are the best way for you to experience it all.

Offering worldwide itineraries across six continents, Adventures by Disney delivers all the ingredients for unforgettable trips to some of the world’s most popular destinations – including new trips to Greece and France! And, in 2013, you can once again explore the breathtaking sights of these famous European countries.

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Greece – Greek Odyssey
This 10-day/9-night guided group family vacation to Greece includes visits to Athens, Delphi, Santorini and Crete. From ancient ruins to cosmopolitan Athens, quaint seaside villages to rustic mountain hamlets, Greece will captivate and entertain you with its idyllic islands and 4,000 years of history, traditions and culture.

Trip highlights:
• Set sail around the island of Santorini aboard a private jet boat and climb to the summit of a volcano.
• Kayak across the Aegean Sea to the island fortress of Spinalonga.
• As adults enjoy delicious wine tasting, Junior Adventurers can get into the fun with some grape stomping.

France – Esprit de France
This 8-day/7-night guided group family vacation to France includes visits to Versailles, Giverny, Deauville, Normandy, the Loire Valley and Paris. From breathtakingly beautiful countryside to the City of Light, opulent châteaux to historical landmarks like Omaha Beach, you can experience it all on this très magnifique journey through France.

Trip highlights:
• Visit the medieval monastery that sits atop the magnificent Mont Saint-Michel.
• Discover Omaha Beach and take a privately guided tour to the American Cemetery.
• Bike through the royal gardens of the Châteaux de Chambord and taste the wines that make this scenic region famous.

Lights…Camera…Magic Tour – Adventures by Disney

This one-day, guided adventure begins when guests meet two Adventures by Disney guides in the lobby at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at Disneyland Resort.

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Then, it’s off to Hollywood for a walking tour that includes visits to the Dolby® Theatre℠ at the Hollywood & Highland Center (home of the Academy Awards®) – or, based on the tour date, the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, best known for its extensive collection of celebrity footprints and handprints. Both are located on vibrant Hollywood Boulevard.

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The exterior of the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is impressive! The theatre faces Hollywood Boulevard – and in the promenade, guests will find the footprints, handprints and signatures of motion picture celebrities from the ’20s to present day.

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

Seeing the inside of the Grauman’s Theatre is a real treat – the theatre has been home to many star-studded movie premiers since it opened in 1927 and is rich with Hollywood history.

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Many visitors to the theatre stop to take a photo of their favorite celebrity’s imprint.

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

Guests will see the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame where stars honor excellence in: motion picture, radio, recording, television and live performance. There are a few Disney stars…even one for Disneyland!

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

Across from the Hollywood & Highland Center, guests will see the famous El Capitan Theatre that opened in 1927 and is now home to many of the Walt Disney Studios’ premieres.

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

From Hollywood, the tour continues through Beverly Hills (that would be the famous 90210 zip code!) and on to Rodeo Drive, the ultimate designer shopping district!

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

For lunch (which is included in the tour), guests visit the original Farmers Market at Third & Fairfax – take in some shopping over the break, and keep an eye out for a star or two as this is a local favorite!

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

The selection of fresh produce is fantastic!

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

After lunch, guests hop aboard a trolley and explore the shops at The Grove. Or, catch a glimpse of the television show ‘Extra’, which shoots live at the center.

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

Later in the afternoon, guests depart to The Walt Disney Studio Lot in Burbank for a guided tour. An Adventures by Disney tour is the only way for the general public to experience the Studio Lot – this is truly an exclusive experience that’s only available to the public on the rarest of occasions. Our guests love this behind-the-scenes adventure!

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

The Walt Disney Studio Lot is filled with history and original buildings where many Disney Classics came to life – guests will get to go inside the Animation Building.

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

Once inside the Animation Building, guests will find original sketches and story boards that served as the foundation for many Disney animated films.

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

The intersection of Dopey Drive and Mickey Avenue. Imagine what this must have been like back in the ’40s, walking in Walt Disney’s footsteps.

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

The tour wraps up with a special reception in Legends Plaza, where Disney’s many gifted animators, Imagineers, songwriters, actors and business leaders have been honored.

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

This one-day tour provided by Adventures by Disney is a perfect add-on to a Disneyland vacation. Guests will explore Southern California’s iconic locations and star-studded sites. Learn more by Clicking Here or call 1-866-972-6244 for pricing and details.

 

VIDEO: An Adventures by Disney Trip to Canada Recap

Well, as they say, all good things must come to an end. Our exciting trip to Canada with Adventures by Disney is over.

It was a spectacular trip, not only because of the destination but also because Adventures by Disney makes everything seamless and fun.

And don’t just take my word for it. We brought back some great video of the trip to share with you.

John Graham, known to Disney Parks Blog fans as your guide to all things Star Wars Weekends, accompanied me to lend his talents for the video portion of this post. Take a look:

 

If you haven’t tried Adventures by Disney, it’s a great way to travel both domestically and throughout the world, especially with your family. As I said earlier, this was my second Adventures by Disney trip. The first was to Ireland on the Emerald Isle excursion. That was a home run too.

In addition to our super star Adventure Guides – Lisa, Tiffany and Courtney – we had a lot of assistance with the trip including the Canadian Parks Department; employees of the hotels where we stayed – The Emerald Lake Lodge in British Columbia and the Fairmont Springs Hotel in Banff; and the Brewster Travel Company in Canada.

Thanks all. Looking forward to my next destination.

Adventures by Disney: Junior Adventures in the Rockies

I would be remiss if I didn’t talk a little about the Junior Adventurers program – one of the hallmarks of everyAdventures by Disney vacation.

 

Junior Adventures in the Rockies

Each excursion is specifically designed for families traveling together, with activities for every member of the family. Kids (affectionately known as Junior Adventurers or JAs) have events created specially for them.

For example, on the “Cities of Knights and Lights” trip to England and France, JAs take their own Art Detective tour of The Lovure in Paris while the adults take the official museum tour; and in Cape Town on the “Safari in South Africa” vacation, JAs learn the about the ancient art of falconry at the Eagle Encounter of the Spier Winery while the adults are enjoying an afternoon wine tasting.

Each Adventures by Disney excursion also includes a Junior Adventurer Movie Night, where adults are on their own for dinner, and the Adventure Guides and JAs find their own private space for dinner and a movie. Specifics on what actually happens during Junior Adventurer Movie Night are hard to come by as, technically, no adults are allowed and the JAs are sworn to secrecy.

I did, however, sneak a peek into ours – for research purposes only, of course. On “Roaming the Rockies,” the Junior Adventurers Movie Night ends with a sticky smores session around the campfire.

Adventures by Disney, Roaming the Rockies

You’ll be able to see some of the JAs and their activities in my final post – a wrap-up of our trip including video of all the festivities. The video will feature highlights of the fabulous “Roaming the Rockies” accommodations in Canada (The Emerald Lake Lodge and Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel), our excursions through three of Canada’s most beautiful parks and a report directly from atop a glacier!

For more information on Adventures by Disney, “Roaming the Rockies,” or the Junior Adventurers program, check out Adventures By Disney at KingdomMagic.com.

Adventures by Disney Brings History to Life with New Privately Guided Itineraries in 2012

kayak abdGuests will now journey through Greece, Egypt and Northern France – Award-winning lineup of family-friendly group adventures offers hassle-free ways to experience culture in the world’s most desired destinations

Adventures by Disney, the leader in guided family travel, announces the addition of two new destinations to its repertoire of immersive family vacations – Greece: “Greek Odyssey” and Northern France: “Esprit de France” – available to travelers in 2012. The adventure continues in Egypt with “Pyramids, Pharaohs & Ancient Treasures,” an unforgettable expedition. New for 2012, Adventures by Disney will feature distinct enhancements to its Australia, London and Paris and Galapagos Islands departures.

Explore Some Backstage Magic in Disneyland & Hollywood

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Walt Disney Walk of Fame StarThe Disneyland® Resort and Hollywood family vacation from Adventures by Disney begins with a Hollywood tour to some of the most famous Tinsel Town landmarks. Then visit sites where Walt Disney began his dream and meet the people who continue to bring his visions to life. Top off your trip with three thrilling days at the Disneyland® Resort.

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Adventures by Disney Brings History to Life with New Privately Guided Itineraries in 2012

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Adventures by Disney, the leader in guided family travel, announces the addition of two new destinations to its repertoire of immersive family vacations – Greece: “Greek Odyssey” and Northern France: “Esprit de France” – available to travelers in 2012. The adventure continues in Egypt with “Pyramids, Pharaohs & Ancient Treasures,” an unforgettable expedition. New for 2012, Adventures by Disney will feature distinct enhancements to its Australia, London and Paris and Galapagos Islands departures.

Over the last six years, Adventures by Disney has developed a collection of exhilarating tours with one goal in mind: help families experience the most sought-after and culturally stimulating destinations in the world. Led by knowledgeable Adventure Guides and authentic local experts, families unlock the wonders and stories of the world through unparalleled excursions and engaging activities designed for all ages and activity levels such as pizza-making at a farm in Italy, spending the night at a German castle and playing the role of an art detective at the Louvre. With the smallest details planned in advance, it’s easy for parents to relax and immerse themselves in the most valuable experience of all – quality time with their family.

“Through our dedication to storytelling and exclusive hands-on experiences, families can get a glimpse of the history and beauty synonymous with Greece, France, Egypt and every vacation destination on our roster,” said Josh D’Amaro, Vice President, Adventures by Disney. “We are in the business of creating unforgettable, VIP hassle-free itineraries so guests can focus on discovering and exploring a new world and creating priceless vacation memories that last a lifetime.”

Adventures by Disney presents three featured adventures for 2012:

“Greek Odyssey” Athens, Santorini and Crete – the adventure starts in Athens where Greek mythology comes to life through moonlight storytelling at the Parthenon and sporting games at the home of the modern Olympics, Panathinaiko Stadium. Discovery continues on the volcanic island of Santorini where kids go feet-first into Greek grape stomping while adults enjoy a wine tasting at Volcan winery. After sailing the azure waters of the Aegean Sea, families travel to Crete and are immersed in mountain culture with local expert-led lessons in Tsatziki cheese making and Greek dancing.

“Pyramids, Pharaohs & Ancient Treasures” Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, the Nile and Sharm El Sheikh – uncover an ancient world of pyramids, mummies and man-made marvels as this expedition kicks off with a camelback tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza and a Nile River cruise to Luxor. Families will be in awe of the architectural wonder of the Sphinx and experience the secrets of Tutankhamen’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings with a Junior Adventurer scavenger hunt at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. Activities like papyrus making, traditional cooking, and hieroglyphic writing give guests a first-hand view of life in ancient Egypt.

“Esprit de France” Paris, Normandy and Loire Valley – perfect for families looking to experience the arts, this itinerary features a drawing activity in Monet’s Gardens, a visit to Château du Clos Luce, the last known residence of Leonardo da Vinci, and a private dinner at the Louvre in Paris. A true taste of the French countryside, adventurers learn of the art of brandy-making on the Normandy Cider Route; enjoy a picturesque country bike ride and spend the night in an authentic Château. Guests continue the adventure with visits to Versailles, Mont Saint-Michel monastery, Omaha Beach and a viewing of the Bayeux Tapestry.

Adventures by Disney unveils three enhanced itineraries for 2012:

“Discovery Down Under” Australia and Tasmania – the action-packed Australian adventure will now include a visit to the island of Tasmania featuring a Eucalyptus forest zipline experience, an introduction to traditional cuisine at Kate’s Berry Farm and Meadowbank Winery as well as a visit to the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to meet the infamous Tasmanian Devil.

“Grandiosos Galapagos” Galapagos Islands – Now families can spend more time discovering the flora and fauna of Darwin’s famous islands with seven nights aboard the Galapagos Explorer cruise ship. Guests will have the opportunity to swim and snorkel with sea lions and penguins and come face to face with giant tortoises.

“Cities of Knights and Lights” London and Paris – Adventures by Disney’s classic European itinerary now features an exquisite trip to the British Countryside where guests can play British lawn games and receive royal treatment on a privately-guided tour of Windsor Castle.

From VIP experiences and world-class accommodations to add-on excursions, Adventures by Disney has a quest to suit any traveler. For more information on Adventures by Disney, visit Kingdom Magic Travel.

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New Adventures by Disney Destinations & Itineraries

New 2012 Destinations and Itineraries

Hello, new places! Great things are happening around the world in 2012. Adventures by Disney® now offers exciting trips to new destinations and new itineraries that add fantastic new places and experiences. Imagine, you are strolling through Monet’s garden, experiencing the majesty of Windsor Castle, marveling at the golden Sahara as you cruise the Nile, whispering to the Oracle of Delphi, meeting wombats, wallabies and Tasmanian Devils, or playing Darwin as you island hop the Galapagos. Starting in 2012, Adventures by Disney is taking you back to your favorite vacation destinations and bringing you more places than ever before.

Greece
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Greece - Adventures by Disney
Adventures by Disney is excited to add Greece to our vacation destinations! Discover the world of ancient Greece beginning in Athens with a guided visit of the Pananthinaiko Olympic Stadium and storytelling at the Acropolis. Venture to the mystic island Temple of Apollo – where the Greek God was said to speak through the Oracle of Delphi. Sail around the island of the Santorini and walk on a volcano, stomp grapes and taste some wine. Explore more of the Aegean Sea with a kayak excursion to the historic island of Spinalonga off the island of Crete. Hike to a Cretan mountain village accompanied by shepherds and experience their culture with activities including olive oil tasting and tzatziki making. Greece has an ancient history and rich culture: 4,000 years of myths, stories, and legends that we want to share with you.

France
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France - Adventures by DisneyAdventures by Disney’s new très magnifique journey in France will take you through the breathtakingly beautiful countryside, around Paris, to historic landmarks like Omaha Beach and on explorations of regal châteaux. You will be welcomed to France with dinner just steps from the grand Palace of Versailles from which point your experiences will only get richer, culminating in a spectacular farewell dinner, a private affair inside the famed Louvre museum. Explore the legendary island of Mont Saint Michel and visit the last residence of Leonardo da Vinci at Le Clos Luce. Let the history and beauty of France inspire you as we immerses you in the culture, traditions and legends of art, history and invention.

 

Egypt
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Egypt - Adventures by DisneyLast summer, Adventures by Disney launched a very special trip to Egypt. The team returned to Egypt recently and was moved by the renewed spirit of the country and the graciousness of its people. Adventures by Disney invites you to join them on a wonderful vacation that brings to life the amazing treasures and stories of Egypt in a special way. You’ll meet an Egyptologist who will stand as a window into the ancient past, who can lean into the shadows and whisper the tales of ancient dynasties. You’ll learn to write your name in hieroglyphics, shop in colorful souks, and even get to make some delectable Egyptian meals. During this extraordinary moment in Egyptian history, your family will explore the past, understand the present, and create memories that will live on far into the future.

England/France
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England & France - Adventures by DisneyWelcome back to your favorite family vacation of England and France! Adventures by Disney has expanded the Cities of Knights and Lights itinerary to include the picturesque English countryside. You will take a privately guided tour of the royal residence Windsor Castle and learn to make and read your own sundial as you unlock the mysteries of Stonehenge. In London, you will visit and enjoy an elaborate lunch at the world-famous Harrod’s and see the city from a new perspective when you take a ride on the London Eye.

Australia/Tasmania
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Australia - Adventures by DisneyAdventures by Disney is pleased to invite you back to Australia and introduce you to the island of Tasmania! They have also added exciting new activities to their Discovery Down Under trip with a tour of the Sydney Opera House, private surfing lessons at Bondi Beach and more. In Tasmania you will get to meet local characters such as wombats, wallabies, koalas, and Tasmanian Devils during a private visit to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. They will take you to Freycinet National Park where you will sea kayak in Coles Bay and take a guided hike to Wineglass Bay Overlook. Tasmania adds so much excitement to the already adventurous trip, like a zipline ride over an ancient eucalyptus forest!

Galapagos Islands Cruise
Grandiosos GalapagosClick here for more details
Galapagos Islands - Adventures by DisneyIn addition to Adventures by Disney’s Ecuador and Galapagos Islands trip, they are now offering a new way to experience the Galapagos: a cruise of the Islands! This 9 day expedition takes you to seven different islands where you will explore lagoons, lava fields, mangroves and caves. You will get a chance to see giant tortoises, sea lions, marine iguanas, masked boobies, flightless cormorants and many more exotic species of land and sea critters as you learn about the history of the Galapagos Islands and Charles Darwin’s early explorations and discoveries.

Rick Howard To Host Two Adventures by Disney During 2009

Rick Howard, President of Kingdom Magic Vacations recently announced he would personally host two Adventures by Disney in 2009. Forty lucky people on each tour will have the opportunity to have one of the most knowledgeable and enthusiastic Disney fans in the world help your two Disney guides make your trip even more enjoyable.

The first Adventure by Disney hosted by Rick will be Backstage Magic, Hollywood and the Disneyland Resort which will depart in June 2009. Here you will stay at the best hotels, eat in the best restaurants and see things up close and personal that you normally would not get to see. The second Adventure to be hosted by Rick is an Adventure to Costa Rica in September. Both of these destinations are wonderful to visit and promise to leave you and your family with treasured memories.

When you choose an Adventure by Disney there are approximately ten families or a maximum of forty guests on each trip. There are two Adventure Guides for each group who know your destination intimately, and will show you hidden treasures you’d never find on your own. Their duties also include creating special fun experiences for your children. Take you to the must see locations and provide special experiences that enhance your Adventure. They also take care of the smallest details from your luggage to a great dining experience.

When you choose Backstage Magic you will have special access to Walt Disney Studios with lunch on the lot. You will have a private tour of the Jim Henson Studios where such famous characters as Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog were brought to life for millions of people. You will also get a peek into the onsite apartment of the creator of so much magic; Mr. Walt Disney.

Your Adventure to Costa Rica will include such activities as zip lining through the rainforest. You can play in the rainforest among the waterfalls or soak in a soothing pool. Continue building those memories as you raft through the rapids and whitewater of the Sarapiqui River.

With the added bonus of Rick to ensure you and your family have a memorable and enjoyable Adventure plan to join him now.

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