When 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!
A little known educational opportunity offered by the Disney Resorts is Disney Homeschool Days. I’d heard rumors of such an event. But, not having school age children in the house anymore, I never really looked into this. However, upon conducting research for my Disney Field Trip series, I ran across the mention of Disney Homeschool Days a few times. Which, of course, prompted me to investigate, as I do know a few families that homeschool their children. Continue reading Disney Homeschool Days ~ A Disney Field Trip
We have explored Disney vacation venues seeking the answer to my question, “Can a Disney vacation be an educational opportunity?” I think we can agree that there are most definitely educational opportunities to be found almost everywhere you go. And, while we are busy having fun and making memories with our families, we ARE learning all the time, without even knowing it’s happening. In my series, A Disney Field Trip, we’ve explored Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, and Aulani. Each vacation venue offers many of the same educational opportunities, and yet each offers so much more that is unique to that specific location. Continue reading Education Disney~Style – A Disney Field Trip
Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, is a family paradise with a touch of magic – where everyone can enjoy amazing adventures, both together and on their own. Adults, teens and kids each have their own special places here. And there’s plenty of family fun, too.
Walt Disney Imagineers worked hand in hand with locals to create Aulani, a place that celebrates Hawaiian culture, history and traditions. From contemporary Hawaiian art featured throughout the Resort, to myriad recreational activities, entertainment, excursions and more, Aulani immerses guests in the legends of the islands so you can experience the true enchantment of Hawaii. And, experience is the best of teachers! Continue reading Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa – A Disney Field Trip
In the summer of 2005, Disney quietly solicited participants for some experimental vacation packages to Hawaii and Yellowstone. They called the program “Adventures by Disney.” A very limited number of participants had the opportunity to test out the concept that first year. Based on that success, in 2006, the Adventures by Disney program became available to the public and expanded to many more destinations, including Costa Rica, France, England and Italy. Today, in 2012, there are 29 destinations available, including Greece, Egypt, South Africa and the Galapagos Islands. And, in 2013, there will be 33 destinations, including new itineraries through Scotland and Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia). Continue reading Adventures By Disney – A Disney Field Trip
On July 30, 1998, the Disney Cruise Line launched the Disney Magic. It was to be the first ship in the best cruise line in the world. Today, Disney Cruise Line boasts 4 of the most beautiful ships to sail the seas with dozens of itineraries and their own private island, Castaway Cay. And, in the spirit of the Disney theme parks, Disney Cruise Line is much more than just another cruise. Disney designed these ship to be innovative, offering unique facilities and programs, each with Disney’s hallmark, first-class service. While a vacation to a Disney theme park is wonderful, a Disney cruise will give you pause to slow down and absorb everything around you. You will learn things you never knew you wanted to know!
When the Magic Kingdom opened in 1971, Walt Disney World became the culmination of its namesake’s dream – a place where families could play together, learn together and embrace the future. Back then, the “World” was only a small fraction of what we enjoy today. Now, the Magic Kingdom Park, the Contemporary and Polynesian resort hotels have been joined by Epcot, Hollywood Studios, the Animal Kingdom park and enough resorts to suit every taste and budget. Walt Disney World Resort is a veritable World unto itself covering some 43-square miles. And, around every corner, there is a learning opportunity!
Disneyland is unquestionably a place where parents and children can form a bond and a common interest that will last a lifetime. The beauty of Disneyland would be lost if we had any agenda other than making wonderful memories with our families and just having plain old fun. I would never plan a trip to Disneyland for pure educational purposes. I mean, Disneyland wasn’t designed with education in mind. Nonetheless, over the years there have been efforts to educate as well as entertain. Walt Disney himself said, “I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.” It is this Disney magic that sneaks in a lesson when we are busy having fun!
I am not an educator. I am a wife, mom, child care provider, religious education instructor, Girl Scout leader, classroom volunteer, field trip chaperone, snack packing, sunscreen toting woman! I’ve done a lot with my family and various sized groups of children, teens and adults. I’m that parent who spouts out
boring interesting bits of information about this, that and the other thing, no matter where we go or what we do. I can’t help it. I love KNOWING things! And, I love finding things out even better! Which has led me to investigate this question: Can a Disney family vacation be an educational opportunity?