Adventures by Disney-Central Florida

Disney recently released a brand new Adventures by Disney itinerary for Central Florida! This is not just visiting Disney parks, but also the Kennedy Space Center, kayak, zip line, and airboat tours.


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This inclusive vacation would be seven days, staying at the Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. It includes 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners. The suggested ages are 8 and up with the minimum age being 6 years old. All transfers are included in the vacation as well.

The first day includes a private dinner at the Chef’s Kitchen at the Contemporary Resort and you will take home a cookbook as a souvenir.

Day two includes a private breakfast at Tony’s Town Square and pre park opening entrance to Magic Kingdom. Then you will take a walking tour of the Magic Kingdom with an Imagineer including a backstage look at the Utilidors! Of course you will get VIP access to Seven Dwarfs mine Train and lunch at the Skipper Canteen. You will also get a reserved spot for the Festival of Fantasy Parade and Wishes Fireworks. There will be plenty of time for exploring the park on your own during the day.

Highlights from day three include breakfast at ‘Ohana, and a visit to Kennedy Space Center. Here you will have a private tour with an astronaut-guide and feel what it is like during a shuttle launch, then lunch with an astronaut. Once back at Disney you will have a VIP preview of Disney Springs.


Day four start early with a private safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, followed by a private breakfast at Tiffin’s. You will then explore the park and learn how the Imagineers planned the park. Next you will go backstage at the Rivers of Light show with VIP seating at this brand new show. A private dinner is also provided at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, with plenty of time during the day to explore the park.

The next day starts with breakfast at Kona Café and a kayak trip down Shingle Creek. Next you will board an airboat on Lake Tohopekaliga, followed by a zipline and horseback adventure and barbeque.



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Day six starts with a grab and go breakfast at Kona Island and an escort to Hollywood Studios for a private ride on the Tower of Terror and Toy Story Midway Mania. After this backstage access will get you from Hollywood Studios to The Seas pavilion inside Epcot. With this you will have a special access viewing from the top of the tank and lunch at the Living Seas VIP lounge. There is also a private behind-the-scenes tour at the American Adventure Pavilion and then a farewell dinner at the American Adventure Rotunda. Finishing off the night with VIP viewing of Illuminations and a dessert party.

The dates for the Adventures by Disney vacation start June 19 and go through the rest of the year. Prices start at $4,699 per child and $4,939 per adult. Some are already sold out, so if you are interested you will want to sign up quickly!

Jamie’s Bucket List

Inspired by Jillian’s bucket list and Tara’s bucket list, I’ve decided to create my own! We’d love to hear about the items on your bucket list so leave a comment or head over to our Facebook page and tell us about all the Disney related things you’ve not yet had a chance to do!

1) Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Since Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is one of my absolute favorite events at Walt Disney World I have no doubt I’d love a Very Merry Christmas Party too! I’m hoping for a November/December 2015 trip so I can enjoy all the Christmas decorations in the parks and at the resorts and my very first Christmas party at Disney.

2) Disneyland. I know. How can I even call myself a Disney super fan if I’ve never been to Disneyland? I am so ashamed of this one. As a huge Walt Disney (the person!) fan I have a strong desire to visit the place he was able to make his dreams into a reality. Plus, I really want to see the World of Color show 😉

3) Disney Cruise to Alaska. This dream almost became a reality this summer! Instead my husband and I decided to cross a different item off our bucket list and do a Disney cruise in the Mediterranean instead. Alaska is still a priority for me though! Maybe once the Disney Wonder ship has had an overhaul?

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4) 24 Hour Event. I know this doesn’t appeal to a lot of people but I’d love to do a 24 hour event at the Magic Kingdom. I’d probably be exhausted and cranky the next day but it would be so worth it! I might even make it into an Ultimate Challenge and try to do every attraction in the Magic Kingdom during those 24 hours!

5) VIP tour guide. With the right touring plan and visiting at a not very crowded time of year this would be totally unnecessary. But also totally fun! Special seating for parades and shows, skipping the lines at most attractions, and a totally customizable experience would be a once in a lifetime thing, thanks to the price, but it would certainly be a day to remember!

Thing’s that I’ve been able to cross off my bucket list: stay club level, stay at the Polynesian, eat at Cinderella’s Royal Table, visit Castaway Cay, and stay at Art of Animation in a Little Mermaid room.