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Monday, May 13, 2013

A Surprise in the Mail from Adventures by Disney!


Surprise!  We got mail. . . from Adventures by Disney.  This personalized letter arrived along with a gift of a Blue-Ray DVD hinting that a new Adventures by Disney adventure would be announced and available on May 22, 2013.  This our second gift in just a few months from Adventures by Disney—click here to read more.

Adventures by Disney offers various tours world-wide with up to 40 guests and 2 adventure guides.  The service is personalized and includes most meals, tours, luggage handling, etc.  Many of the tours are designed for families, but some dates and tours are just for adults.

We took an Adventures by Disney tour in July 2009 to the Southwest aptly titled Southwest Splendors.  We toured Sedona, Arizona, the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, and Moab, Utah, with a stop in Monument Valley.  From a helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon to white water rafting on the Colorado River, our adventure helped us make many memories.  Click here to read more.

Now Adventures by Disney offers tours in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, and both North and South America.  With the hint in the letter and the accompanying DVD, I am guessing a new Austria tour is being announced.  Isn’t that where the castle that inspired Cinderella’s castle at the Magic Kingdom is located?  If so, can you imagine experiencing that in person? 

Adventures by Disney isn’t advertised well and most people think it is only for those who belong to Disney’s Vacation Club—mostly due to the video the Magical Express bus returning to the airport when Adventures by Disney is lumped together with Disney Vacation Club for future Disney experiences.  Anyone can tour with Adventures by Disney including both members and non members of Disney’s Vacation Club. 

Adventures by Disney has only been around less than 10 years but continues to add tours to their line-up.

An Adventures by Disney tour is most likely going to be more expensive than a Walt Disney World stay—depending on your accommodations of course, or a Disney Cruise unless you are used to Concierge level.  Tours are to be paid in full within one week of booking and to/from airfare can be arranged by your travel agent, Adventures by Disney, or on your own.  Typical air is arrival at one city and departure from another—for example, we flew into Phoenix but our return flights were out of Grand Junction, Colorado.

When people ask if we ever travel anywhere else besides Disney, I can answer with a “yes” and we traveled WITH Disney. 

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