Category Archives: Adventures by Disney

Disney World Fall Festivities

There is nowhere better to spend the brisk days of fall than Disney World.  Of course, in Florida, some days may not be exactly brisk!  Disney has planned a full line up for the Autumn months. Continue reading Disney World Fall Festivities

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Discover Adventures By Disney!

abdWhen I mention Adventures By Disney, my responses are varied.  While some folks know exactly what I’m talking about, many think it’s in reference to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or even Disney Cruise Line and the adventures you have with those vacation destinations.  But nope!  Adventures By Disney is it’s own entity and has it’s own magic that is unlike anything you’ve ever done before. Continue reading Discover Adventures By Disney!

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Big Happenings At Walt Disney World and Disneyland!

Darth DLIn the words of Walt Disney, “Disneyland will never be completed.  It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.”  I believe this is true for Walt Disney World as well.  And in the past few days, that sentiment has proved true once again with the big announcements about some fun new things on the horizon for both parks.  And, while some folks will feel sadness because this will mean change, and even removal, of some beloved areas of both parks… remember that this is truly part of Walt Disney’s dream.  So let’s have a look at some of the big happenings on the horizon of a ‘great big beautiful tomorrow’. Continue reading Big Happenings At Walt Disney World and Disneyland!

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Sacred Valleys and Incan Cities Review–Adventures by Disney

Last year at this time I was getting ready for my Adventures by Disney experience to Peru. CIMG5813I was nervous and excited.  This was my first trip out of the country.  I have been to the Bahamas and Canada but this was quite a bit further and just a little different in every other way, too.  I did reports on my first few days of the Adventure here:

Sacred Valleys and Incan Cities–Adventures by Disney

Sacred Valleys and Incan Cities–Adventures by Disney part 2

Sacred Valleys and Incan Cities–Adventures by Disney part 3

In this article, I’ll get to the day everyone waits for: Machu Picchu day.  It is day 5 of the adventure, and it’s a long and exciting day.  We started out in the wee hours of the morning as we needed to take the bus to the Ollantaytambo train station and then take the train to Machu Picchu. Continue reading Sacred Valleys and Incan Cities Review–Adventures by Disney

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Sacred Valleys and Incan Cities–Adventures by Disney part 3

Today is day 4 of my Adventures by Disney trip to Peru, and this was kind of a preparation day–CIMG5734getting ready for the BIG day tomorrow to Machu Picchu.  A little hiking to get the blood flowing and muscles in shape.  High attitudes to get us adjusted to thin air.
Oh and let’s just say the bus ride is very interesting…wide roads are not common, and taking turns are often a little close for comfort but it’s an adventure, right?  The views were spectacular and breathtaking.  We were really in the middle of nowhere, and there was this great big hole in the earth… and we were looking right into it.  Continue reading Sacred Valleys and Incan Cities–Adventures by Disney part 3

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Sacred Valleys and Incan Cities–Adventures by Disney part 2

Today is day 3 of my Adventures by Disney trip to Peru, the day I was kind of dreading–me and getting wet are not exactly316 friends.  This was the day of river rafting on the Urubamba River (the beginning of the Amazon River) and then a visit to Ollantaytambo (imagine stairs going straight up in the side of a mountain.)

The day started out with breakfast at the hotel. It was a nice buffet and everyone LOVED the brownies.  I was fond of the little chocolate cookies..yum.  I am not much of a breakfast person, but I have learned you eat when there is food, because you are on Disney’s schedule not yours.  (You may be out of your normal eating schedule, but they really try to keep it to the normal hours.)  So I did a little croissant and o.j. pretty much every morning and a few cookies for snacking on the bus a little later.  Breakfast was also the time to get wifi in the main building before your day started to catch up with email and facebook ; >) Continue reading Sacred Valleys and Incan Cities–Adventures by Disney part 2

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Sacred Valleys and Incan Cities–Adventures by Disney

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JJ and me in Peru

My husband and I had the pleasure of being invited on a trip to Peru with Adventures by Disney, and here is my report.  Come see what Peru has to offer in its adventure: Sacred Valleys and Incan Cities.

This adventure has been on the “ to do list” for a long time.   Since the fall of 2009, my husband has wanted to take this adventure and was even willing to give away a night in the Disneyland Suite to do so… but I quickly talked him out of that.

So, when I got an email inviting me to go to Peru, I jumped on it without even thinking.  Three days before Christmas I got the word that we were going to Peru, and that was an awesome Christmas present! Continue reading Sacred Valleys and Incan Cities–Adventures by Disney

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Adventures by Disney Frozen in Norway

Adventures by Disney Norway Frozen Experience - Stave ChurchIt is never just a vacation when you visit a Disney destination.  Adventures by Disney takes that concept and expands it to include the entire world.  They make the world a Disney destination.  Their newest vacation destination is Norway.  Adventures by Disney released this destination to be timed with the release of the newest Walt Disney Animation Studio’s film Frozen.  The film will be released on November 27, 2013.  The first Norway adventure is in May 2014.  Disney has weaved the feel of the movie into the adventure.  You will start your Adventures by Disney vacation in the village of Bergen.  This real life town was the inspiration behind the storybook village in the movie Frozen.  You should plan to see the movie before you travel.  Seeing the movie will help make that first day pretty interesting.  The animated village really will be very similar to some of the places you will walk in Bergen.  The Stave Church pictured here is one place you will recognize from the movie.  You will see the Laerdal/Borgund Stave Church on day 4 of your  adventure. Continue reading Adventures by Disney Frozen in Norway

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Adventures by Disney 2014 departures

Adventures by DisneyThe 2014 adventures for Adventures by Disney are here and ready to be booked!  There are new itineraries added and a few oldies that have been extended and/or tweaked.

The new itineraries include Austria, Germany & Czech Republic, where you spend 9 days immersed in the treasures and hidden stories of Prague, Salzburg, Vienna and the Bavarian Alps.  You’ll discover the sound of music in Salzburg, Austria and journey to the Czech Republic where you’ll make marionettes in Prague. Throughout your vacation, you’ll explore medieval castles and storybook villages—all with the majestic Alps and imperial splendor as a backdrop.  Experience private salt-mine and ice-cave adventures.  Enjoy a private after-hours visit guided by a zoologist of the oldest zoo in Europe. Continue reading Adventures by Disney 2014 departures

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Disney News ~ Ready to Warm Up?

Disney News Aulani Discount OfferAre you are getting sick and tired of the snow and cold weather?  I have some Disney news that might interest you.  Disney is offering a nice deal in Ko Olina, Hawaii at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa.  They would really  like us to visit Aulani.  A discount is being offered for stays April 7 through May 23 and May 27 through June 8, 2013.  If you book a minimum of 3 nights you will get a 4th night free!  Let’s face it free is always fun!  The offer is available to book until April 6, 2013.  Our  Laughing Place Travel will be happy to help you plan!  This resort provides a luxurious way to enjoy Hawaiian culture. Continue reading Disney News ~ Ready to Warm Up?

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