Iceland Joins Lineup of Adventures by Disney Vacations in 2018

Adventures by Disney has announced its newest destination – Iceland! In 2018, you can navigate the diverse landscapes of this country and explore the natural powers of majestic waterfalls, massive glaciers and stunning volcanos. This new 8-day, 7-night, action-packed vacation takes you from Reykjavik and the Golden Circle in the South to Akureyri and Lake Mývatn in the North. Prepare to be immersed in rich Icelandic culture and unparalleled natural beauty that join forces through this land of fire and ice.

Visit the iconic Thingvellir National Park, breathtaking Goðafoss waterfall and massive Kerið crater. Prepare to unwind and relax at the soothing Blue Lagoon and Mývatn Nature Baths. Explore the high seas with a spectacular humpback whale-watching expedition.

Even more thrilling, you’ll come face-to-face with magnificent glaciers on a scenic cruise, and even hike on the massive ice caps themselves. Embark on a whitewater rafting adventure through the glacial river of Skagafjörður and trot through the scenic countryside on an Icelandic horse. Hike along, and even behind, some of the region’s most awe-inspiring waterfalls, including Seljalandsfoss and Goðafoss.

Unique culinary stories are also a large part of this vacation, as you learn to make bread baked using geothermal heat. You can also discover the secret to Iceland’s traditional smoking process.

Also in 2018, Adventures by Disney vacations to Germany, Costa Rica and Ireland have been reimagined, expanding upon the already rich authentic experiences and local storytelling of these destinations. In all, Adventures by Disney will offer trips to more than three dozen destinations in 2018.

Bookings for all 2018 vacations open May 19, 2017!

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Adventures by Disney Announces New Themed River Cruises in 2018

Have you ever wanted to stroll through a quaint French town like Belle? Sip wine in some of the most noteworthy wine growing regions in the world? Dance along with a polka band during a rousing German Oktoberfest celebration? In 2018, Adventures by Disney will bring you all these experiences and more on our popular European river cruises!

Adventures by Disney river cruising allows you to enjoy variety and flexibility. You can truly customize your all-inclusive trip by choosing from a wealth of activity options offered both in port and onboard.

New activity options for summer 2018 include all-new “Beauty and the Beast” themed experiences on ABD’s Rhine river sailings. Be immersed in a tale as old as time during a special themed dinner, as well as other unique culinary experiences inspired by the film. Families will enjoy screenings of both the live-action and animated versions of the film onboard, and they can even choose to become part of this beloved story as they tour Riquewihr, an idyllic French village that will make guests feel as though they’ve stepped into Belle’s hometown from the movie.

Are you more of a foodie? Disney has doubled the number of adult-exclusive food and wine themed sailings along the Rhine in 2018, offering two epicurean sailings during the fall. Here you can enjoy extraordinary food and beverage experiences both on and off the ship, including wine tasting, gourmet demonstrations and workshops, culinary walking tours in several ports, a French patisserie class, local beer and wine pairings, craft cocktail blending seminars and more.

No matter which departure you choose, Adventures by Disney Rhine river cruises give you the opportunity to experience authentic, immersive experiences as you revel in the beauty of four countries – France, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands. From riding a toboggan and hiking in the Black Forest, exploring the famous storybook Heidelberg Castle, or sampling wine in a medieval basement wine cave, these enchanting vacations pair unforgettable adventures in port with luxurious river cruise accommodations and amenities onboard.

Adventures by Disney will also be returning to the Danube River in 2018, visiting iconic locations and hidden gems in four countries – Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. In addition to bringing back another season of summertime and themed holiday sailings,  they will also be offering an all-new adult-exclusive Oktoberfest sailing in September 2018. This special itinerary will visit Germany during the iconic yearly Oktoberfest celebration, and will include festive themed parties and culinary treats both on and off the ship.

On all of the Danube river cruises you can choose to revisit scenes from the movie “The Sound of Music” in Salzburg, explore Devin Castle in Bratislava, take a traditional Austrian folk dancing lesson in Melk, and so much more.

Bookings for 2018 river cruise vacations open on March 2, 2017. Book early and save $500 per person on select 2018 river cruises* when you book by May 1, 2017 for sailing dates June 17 – Oct. 8, 2018 (Excludes suites and category E staterooms).

*Early Booking Rate offer valid for select Adventures by Disney river cruise departures with travel start dates between June 17, 2018 and October 8, 2018, inclusive. Qualifying river cruise departures have an Early Booking Rate designation on the applicable Rates and Dates page on AdventuresbyDisney.com; provided that the Early Booking Rate designation may not reflect real time offer availability; accordingly, availability of Early Booking Rate is subject to confirmation at time of booking reservation with Adventures by Disney. Availability of the Early Booking Rate for select departures will be determined at the time standard trip deposit is paid. Any courtesy hold, without payment of the standard trip deposit, will not guarantee availability of the Early Booking Rate for selected departure date. Early Booking Rate offer terminates on May 1, 2017 or when the limited spaces on the applicable departure date have been booked, whichever is earlier. The Early Booking Rate offer is not valid for Adventures by Disney land packages, Adventures by Disney Long Weekend land packages and Disney Cruise Line related packages. The Early Booking Rate is $500 less than the rate applicable to the same departure date and river cruise after the termination of the Early Booking Rate offer. A limited number of staterooms of certain categories are available on each applicable departure date at the Early Booking Rate. Early Booking Rate offer excludes suites and category E staterooms. Early Booking Rate is valid on new bookings only. Spaces on the river cruises at the Early Booking Rate are subject to availability. Lead Guest of the booking party must travel on the river cruise booked. Offer not transferable or redeemable for cash in whole or in part. Void where prohibited. Booking is subject to conditions and restrictions. Early Booking Rate cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or promotions. Not valid for group bookings. Offer is subject to change without notice. Bookings subject to Adventures by Disney’s standard terms and conditions.

Minnie’s Springtime Dine Blooms at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Warm temperatures and plenty of Florida sunshine mean that spring is in the air at Walt Disney World Resort. To celebrate, Minnie Mouse and pals are dressed in their garden party best, ready to host a springtime soiree!

On the menu, look for classic picnic foods with a twist, like refreshing coconut-lavender lemonade and springtime salads like watercress or basil-lime fruit salad. Hearty entrées include barbecue meatballs, buffalo baked chicken, lobster and shrimp mac ‘n cheese, herb-roasted pork and more. For dessert, passion fruit cheesecake, key lime tarts and banana cream puffs are just a few of the delicious offerings.

Reservations are now open, and can be made by visiting DisneyWorld.com/dine or by calling 407-WDW-DINE or using your My Disney Experience app.

Experience Walt Disney World in VIP Style with Adventures by Disney

Adventures by Disney recently announced a new trip. The Walt Disney World Resort and Central Florida vacation offers a mix of outdoorsy activities in the natural terrains and waterways of Old Florida, mixed with theme park experiences that add up to the end-all, be-all Walt Disney World vacation.

Are you interested in special access to attractions? How about behind-the-scenes tours? Want to spend time with Walt Disney Imagineers? Yep, Adventures by Disney is offering all of that and more.

The trip starts with a private dinner in the Chef’s Kitchen at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Here you’ll meet highly acclaimed chefs, watch as they create culinary deliciousness in front of your eyes and, of course, feast on those creations in a VIP setting. And this is just the first of many super cool dining experiences on this trip. You’ll also enjoy a private breakfast at the all-new Tiffins at Disney’s Animal Kingdom (before it opens to Park guests!), not to mention privately catered meals at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, the Living Seas VIP Lounge, a private dessert party during Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, and more.

Peek inside the Tower of Terror, go backstage at the new Rivers of Light show (and get VIP seating!), view sealife from behind-the-scenes at The Seas at Epcot, tour Magic Kingdom Park with an Imagineer, learn about how the theme parks were designed and even explore the famous underground Utilidor.

Add to that a private Animal Kingdom safari, VIP viewing of the Festival of Fantasy Parade, VIP ride access to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Toy Story Midway Mania and more, and this theme park lover is in heaven.

And no Adventures by Disney vacation is complete without lush accommodations. On this trip travelers enjoy a stay at my personal favorite resort – Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. Is there any better way to end each evening in Central Florida than by sipping a cocktail from Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace, watching the “Wishes” fireworks display from across the Seven Seas Lagoon and tucking into your comfy bed each night knowing that every detail of your Disney vacation is carefully arranged? I think not!

Adventures by Disney Introduces New Ways to Explore Europe

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In 2016, Adventures by Disney is offering adventure-seeking travelers new and exciting ways to experience Europe, including a newly reimagined England and France vacation, as well as additional departure dates for the recently announced all-new Danube river cruise itineraries.

Starting today, book a newly enhanced 8-day, 7-night England and France itinerary for 2016 that now includes even more immersive activities and discoveries such as scone making, a dragon “hunt,” a speedboat journey down the River Thames and more. Explore the Eiffel Tower, tour Windsor Castle, marvel at masterpieces in the Louvre Museum and so much more on this breathtaking adventure.

This newly reimagined England and France itinerary joins the recently announced lineup of European river cruise vacations planned for 2016, which have proved so successful that additional sail dates have now been added. On these exciting new adventures, you can sail down the famed Danube River to experience iconic locations and hidden gems in eight destinations across four countries – Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.

Looking to take a Disney Cruise Line vacation to Europe in 2016? You can also add an Adventures by Disney pre-package in Copenhagen, Barcelona or London on select cruise departures. Or, for even deeper immersion, add an Adventures by Disney embedded experience to select 7- or 12-night European cruises to the Baltic or Mediterranean.

Adventures by Disney Adds More Danube River Cruises

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Last month Adventures by Disney launched all-new river cruise itineraries for 2016. These itineraries were so popular with our guests that now we’re excited to announce two additional river cruise vacations on the Danube river in Europe, sailing on August 4, 2016, as well as a special holiday-themed departure on December 15, 2016!

Sailing with AmaWaterways, the Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise vacation offers families the opportunity to discover Europe in a unique and immersive way, while visiting iconic locations and wondrous sites in eight destinations across four countries – Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.

On these 8-day, 7-night vacations, guests will experience the captivating culture and authenticity each European country and city has to offer, while only having to unpack once. Whether sliding down a mineshaft in Salzburg, sipping wine from local vineyards in Melk or even learning a traditional Austrian dance, guests will be in awe of the beauty and adventures each destination offers. With countless activities and sights to see, these river cruise vacations offer maximum port time for exploration.

For more information on Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise itineraries, visit AdventuresbyDisney.com.

Disney Sea and Shore Week on Wheel of Fortune

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There are many partners that Disney works with – but it’s no secret that “Wheel of Fortune” is one of their favorites, and they’re always thinking about new ways that they can work together.

Disney Cruise Line has been featured on the show before. But, this week, two more exciting vacation destinations join for the very first time:  Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa and Adventures by Disney! And with all three together, it’s Disney Sea & Shore Week on “Wheel”!

Along with some other very talented (and lucky) cast members, Disney played host to our friends Pat Sajak and Vanna White as they sailed aboard the Disney Cruise Line, got a taste of Hollywood on one of our spectacular Adventures by Disney trips, and experienced the true magic of Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii.

Pat and Vanna, along with the entire crew from “Wheel of Fortune” made memories that will last a lifetime, as we all traveled from the Atlantic to the Pacific. From an extraordinary dinner at Palo aboard the beautiful Disney Dream, to storytelling by the fire at Aulani, to a stroll along world famous Hollywood Boulevard on a unique Adventures by Disney excursion, I don’t think any of us will soon forget these special moments.

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Good news is, you’ll get to see many of these experiences throughout the week of shows, beginning tonight, along with some clever Disney-themed puzzles, a dazzling set, special contestants who love these destinations just as much as we all do. There’s plenty of inspiration, too, for your next Disney vacation as you venture outside the theme parks. And, another exciting treat – five lucky viewers will win their very own dream vacation to Aulani, just for watching! More details, here.

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So, don’t miss Disney Sea & Shore Week! Check your local listings for time and channel.

Adventures by Disney Announces a New Long Weekend in Nashville

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With Adventures by Disney Long Weekends, families can enjoy exciting destinations, such as New York City and San Francisco & Napa, while making the most of their free time. Now, Adventures by Disney is heading south for our newest Long Weekends offering in Nashville, Tennessee.

Starting in 2015, foodies, music lovers and history buffs of all ages can take part in this one-of-a-kind southern experience inspired by the critically acclaimed television show Nashville on ABC.

The new 4-day, 3-night Nashville vacation puts you right in the heart of country music and southern cuisine, and offers behind-the-scenes tours of famous landmarks in Music City. Take in a live show at the Grand Ole Opry, complete with a private dinner and a special look backstage. Live out your music dreams as you are guided through the hallowed halls of RCA/Studio B, where you’ll have the chance to sing one of the many hits recorded in this famed studio. Visit the famed Bluebird Café and dine where music legends have performed, learn about the art of songwriting and enjoy a special musical performance. You can also tour some of the sites that form the backdrop for the ABC showNashville.

For fans of traditional southern food, this Adventures by Disney itinerary has something cooking for you. You’ll try your hand at unique cooking activities where you’ll learn how to bake southern biscuits and craft your own BBQ sauce.

Adventures by Disney Announces New Destinations for 2015

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Adventures by Disney is proud to enhance its group-guided vacation portfolio with the unveiling of three new itineraries for 2015.

Introducing one of the most adventurous trips to date, Adventures by Disney is taking families into the deep paths of the Ecuadorian Amazon. This 12-day, 11-night adventure guides guests through the Amazon and Galapagos Islands to discover the most untouched, bio-diverse areas of the world. Guests can enjoy hands-on cooking classes with local chefs, immersive activities with the local community and an exploration of the historic colonial city Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, among many other venturesome activities.

Also debuting in 2015 is the all-new four-day, three-night long weekends trips, initially featuring getaways to New York City and San Francisco & Napa. The New York City trip is a dazzling tour including a behind-the-scenes visit to Good Morning America, a hands-on Broadway musical dance workshop, an interactive motor-coach ride to see some of the most iconic sites of the city and plenty of other special activities.

The San Francisco & Napa getaway will whisk guests to the City by the Bay and the lush, relaxing vineyards of Napa Valley. A privately guided tour of the Walt Disney Family Museum, a visit to the Letterman Digital Arts Center (campus of Lucasfilm), a stroll through the Muir Woods National Monument and an excursion to the Silverado Vineyards are just a few of the highlights of this trip.

Bookings for the new 2015 itineraries start today. For more details on each of these exciting trips, or any Adventures by Disney itineraries from around the globe, please visit AdventuresByDisney.com or call 1-866-543-0865.