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
The very name, Adventures by Disney, should elicit a taste of what is to come. Adventures? Disney? It is the perfect pairing, and we’re not talking theme parks here!
In 2006, Disney launched Adventures by Disney to provide guided, structured tours to some of the most popular destinations in the world. Destinations range from places right here at home (the Grand Canyon, Alaska, California, the Mid-Atlantic, and Wyoming among others) to Europe (London, Paris, Rome) as well as locations in Asia, Africa and Australia. With the exception of the California Backstage Magic tour, NONE of these adventures will take you into a Disney theme park.
“It all started with a mouse.” Walt Disney had a dream, and along came Disneyland. That is where our journey began as we took a look at the family bonding options that different Disney vacation destinations provide. Adventures by Disney is the final Disney vacation ‘destination’ I will look at in this series. Destination is used loosely here, as Adventures by Disney allows you to choose from world wide vacation destinations; the Disney theme park idea is where it started and as the concept of family time was combined with the special Disney way of imagining vacation destinations, the Disney vacation destination concept went global! Disney took destinations all around the world and turned them into Disney vacation experiences that provide a very broad range of family bonding options along with the Disney differences that make each itinerary special.
When I hear adults object to a Disney vacation because they think the parks are for children only, I get sad. Not only do I think the world would be a better place if we spent more time embracing our inner child… but Disney is so much more than a playground for the young and young at heart.
For those who want their vacations to be mind-growing in addition to mind-blowing, there are Adventures by Disney — where you’ll travel the world with the Disney perspective and see what most ordinary tourists will never experience.
For example, on Ireland Family Adventure, you’ll go sheep herding in Shannon, take jig lessons in Killarney, and tour cathedrals in Dublin. Or, on Australia Family Adventure you’ll plunge into the largest coral reef system on earth, ride camels through the desert to watch the sun set on Ayers Rock, and feel the rush of adrenaline as you zoom around famed Sydney Harbour on a high-speed boat. These are adventures you’ve got to hike, bike and swim to believe. Continue reading Your Perfect Adventure Awaits – Adventures By Disney