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Southern California Vacation

Backstage Magic - 6 Days / 5 Nights
Hollywood, Walt Disney Studios and The Disneyland Resort

 

A new Southern California: Disney Backstage and Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend itinerary will provide its guests access to the sold-out inaugural Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend.  This itinerary has been added from November 10-16, 2014. 

7 Days/6 Nights, Accommodations at the Loews Hollywood Hotel and Disney's Grand California Hotel & Spa, Meals - 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners.

Trip Highlights - Access to the Half Marathon and 5K, two group pre-race runs and access to the nighttime Pasta in the Park party

The Disneyland® Resort and Hollywood family vacation from Adventures by Disney begins with a Hollywood tour to some of the most famous Tinsel Town landmarks. Then visit sites where Walt Disney began his dream and meet the people who continue to bring his visions to life. Top off your trip with three thrilling days at the Disneyland Resort.

 

Trip Highlights Include:

 

  • Special Access at Walt Disney Imagineering

    Get a glimpse of how Walt Disney Imagineers create the magic at Disney theme parks and resorts. See some of the creations conjured by this brilliant group of architects, designers, engineers, technicians and more. You'll also be able to enjoy a special shopping experience.

  • Behind the Scenes at Disneyland® Park

    Make your dreams come true with a 2-day VIP experience at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Parkwith special Disney's FASTPASS service and reserved parade seating.

  • Exclusive Visit to The Jim Henson Company Lot

    Tour the home of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and some of your other favorite Muppets! Usually not open to the public, The Jim Henson Company Lot was built in 1917 by Charlie Chaplin. The charming studio is featured prominently in the new Walt Disney Pictures movie, The Muppets (2011).

  • Private Tour of Walt Disney's Disneyland Apartment

    See Disneyland Park from the perspective of the man that started it all! Located on the second floor of the Disneyland Fire Dept. building, this cozy apartment was used by Walt Disney many nights during the park's construction and early years of operation. You'll get a privately guided tour of this rarely seen location!

  • Private Hollywood Tour

    See Hollywood aboard an open-air vehicle with an expert guide. Snap photos of world-famous iconsincluding the El Capitan Theatre, Pantages Theatre, Crossroads of the World, Farmers Market, celebrity homes and more!

Adventure Dates

  • 2014
    • Jan 12-Jan 17, 2014
    • Feb 16-Feb 21, 2014
    • Mar 23-Mar 28, 2014
    • Apr 13-Apr 18, 2014
    • May 25-May 30, 2014
    • June 8-June 13: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • June 15-June 20, 2014
    • June 22-June 27, 2014
    • July 6-July 11, 2014
    • July 13-July 18, 2014*
    • July 20-July 25, 2014*
    • July 27-Aug 1, 2014*
    • Aug 3-Aug 8, 2014*
    • Aug 10-Aug 15, 2014*
    • Oct 12-Oct 17, 2014*: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • Oct 26-Oct 31, 2014: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • Dec 14-Dec 19, 2014
  • 2015
    • Jan 25-Jan 30, 2015: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • Feb 15-Feb 20, 2015: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • Mar 22-Mar 27, 2015
    • May 24-May 29, 2015: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • June 7-June 12, 2015
    • June 14-June 19, 2015
    • June 21-June 26, 2015
    • June 28-July 3, 2015
    • July 5-July 10, 2015
    • July 12-July 17, 2015
    • July 19-July 24, 2015
    • July 26-July 31, 2015
    • Aug 2-Aug 7, 2015
    • Aug 9-Aug 14, 2015
    • Aug 16-Aug 21, 2015: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • Sept 6-Sep 11, 2015: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • Oct 11-Oct 16, 2015: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • Oct 25-Oct 30, 2015
    • Nov 1-Nov 6, 2015: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • 2016
    • Jan 24-Jan 29, 2016: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • Feb 14-Feb 19, 2016: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)

*= Guaranteed departures

Adventure Daily Itinerary

Please note: Photography restrictions apply.

Day 1:

2014, 2015

Arrive in Los Angeles
Fly into Los Angeles International Airport. Upon arrival, an Adventures By Disney representative will meet you and your family, handling your luggage and transfers to the popular Loews Hollywood Hotel.

Loews Hollywood Hotel
Meet your Adventure Guides upon arrival at your stylish hotel in the heart of Hollywood. You are steps away from world-famous Hollywood landmarks like the TCL Chinese Theatre, the El Capitan and the Walk of Fame. Many restaurants are close by, as well as the Hollywood & Highland Center, a first-class shopping and entertainment center.

Welcome Dinner
Meet your fellow adventurers while enjoying a delicious dinner at Loews Hollywood Hotel.

Meal Included: Dinner

 


Day 2:

2014, 2015

Private Hollywood Excursion
Step into the spotlight on a private walking tour that puts you in the heart of Hollywood. Check out the famed TLC Chinese Theatre and see how you measure up in the handprints of celluloid legends. Then stroll down famed Hollywood Boulevard where you can find your idols on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Jim Henson Company
Not open to the public, The Jim Henson Company was built in 1917 by Charlie Chaplin. An historic icon, visit this charming studio featured prominently in the Walt Disney Pictures movie, The Muppets (2011).

Lunch at Tam O'Shanter
Eat lunch at one of Walt Disney's favorite hangouts! Rich with showbiz history, Tam O'Shanter was established in 1922 and is one of the oldest restaurants in Los Angeles. See the booth where Walt Disney used to sit and savor the Scottish-themed restaurant's Old World favorites—including their famous prime rib and Yorkshire pudding.

On Your Own in Hollywood
In the evening, you're on your own to relax or enjoy the wide variety of restaurants and activities in this vibrant area. Your Adventure Guides are available to make recommendations.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

 


Day 3:

2014, 2015

Walt Disney Imagineering Tour
See how the magic of Disney theme parks and resorts is made. Get a first-hand look at some of the creations conjured up by the architects, designers, engineers, technicians and others who make up the Disney Imagineers.

Walt Disney Studios and The Walt Disney Archives
Enjoy lunch at The Walt Disney Studio commissary and then browse through an assortment of memorabilia at the Studio Store. Afterwards, you'll learn the story of The Walt Disney Studio during a privately guided visit, which includes The Walt Disney Archives.

Disneyland® Resort
Head south to your next home base, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa. This Craftsman-style hotel is within walking distance of both Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park, as well as the Downtown Disney District — a promenade with shops and restaurants. After you're checked in, you can settle in and relax in your room before joining your fellow Adventurers at Disneyland® Park.

Disneyland® Resort Welcome Dinner
Dine on fine family fare at Big Thunder Ranch and get ready for a night in the park!

Evening at Disneyland® Park
Enjoy a priority entrance into the Disneyland® Park with a special VIP experience prior to spending the evening on your own. Please note: Photography restrictions apply. Please ask your Adventure Guides for details.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 


Day 4:

2014

Breakfast at Disneyland® Park
Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the Happiest Place on Earth!

VIP Visit to Disneyland® Park
Discover the secrets of the Disneyland® Resort in this privately guided backstage visit that includes an iconic attraction. See areas that are off limits to other park Guests as you learn the fascinating history of Walt Disney and his dream — such as the Disneyland Dream Suite and Walt Disney's personal apartment.

Circle D Ranch
Walt truly loved four-legged critters and made them an integral part of Disneyland® Resort. Visit this behind-the-scenes home of the Park's furry—and feathered—friends! Pet the goats, see the majestic horses and more as you meet the charming occupants of the Circle D Ranch.

Lunch at Your Leisure
Lunch is on us! So just relax, people watch and enjoy a great meal inside the park.

Private Ride on the Lilly Belle
Climb on board for a private ride in this elegant Victorian parlor car. This gleaming red beauty is quite the lady of the rail with its stained glass and gold stenciling. The Imagineers worked with Lillian Disney to create this precious car, which had been a longtime dream of Walt's.

Afternoon and Evening in Disneyland® Resort
Spend the rest of the afternoon and evening on your own at both Disneyland® Resort and Disney California Adventure® Park. Experience the thrills of fantastic attractions and spectacular shows, and be part of the countless magical moments around you. Your VIP experience includes special Disney FASTPASS® service and reserved seating for the afternoon parade and this evening's Fireworks Spectacular! Please note: Photography restrictions apply. Please ask a Concierge Agent for details.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

 

Day 4:

2015

Breakfast at Disneyland® Park
Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the Happiest Place on Earth!

VIP Visit to Disneyland® Park
Discover the secrets of the Disneyland® Resort during this privately guided backstage visit that includes an iconic attraction. See areas that are off limits to other park Guests as you learn the fascinating history of Walt Disney and his dream — such as the Disneyland Dream Suite and Walt Disney's personal apartment.

Lunch at Your Leisure
Lunch is on us! So just relax, people watch and enjoy a great meal inside the park.

Afternoon and Evening in Disneyland® Park
Spend the rest of the afternoon and evening on your own at both Disneyland®Park and Disney California Adventure® Park. Experience the thrills of fantastic attractions and spectacular shows, and be part of the countless magical moments around you. Your VIP experience includes special Disney FASTPASS® service and reserved seating for the afternoon parade and this evening's Fireworks Spectacular!

Please note: Photography restrictions apply. Please ask a Concierge Agent for details.

 

 


Day 5:

2014, 2015

Character Breakfast at Storyteller's Café at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa
Enjoy a hearty breakfast and an unforgettable experience of great food, lively music and interactive fun in a setting where Classic California storybooks come to life! Check out the Farmer's Market buffet and choose Mickey Mouse-shaped waffles, fresh fruit and made-to-order omelets. Plus, delight in the frivolity as some of your favorite Disney Characters stop by for a visit.

VIP Visit to Disney California Adventure® Park
Before Disney California Adventure® Park opens to regular Guests, enjoy a privately guided VIP visit that includes a behind-the-scenes look at the inner-workings of the Park and an iconic attraction. You'll also enjoy a behind-the-scenes visit to Cars Land, as well as receive FASTPASS® access to a popular attraction.*

Lunch and Afternoon On Your Own at the Disneyland® Resort
Spend the rest of your afternoon on your own, enjoying more of the exciting activities at both Parks.

Farewell Dinner
Bask in the memories of your Southern California experience as you enjoy a special farewell dinner at Disney California Adventure® Park, exclusively for you and your newfound friends!

VIP Viewing of World of Color
Watch the epic World of Color water spectacular from a very special VIP viewing area. With more than 1,000 multi-colored fountains, this bigger-than-life show is the perfect finale for your adventure!

*Inspired by Disney•Pixar's Cars

Please note: Photography restrictions apply. Please ask your Adventure Guides for details.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

 


Day 6:

2014, 2015

Character Breakfast at Storyteller's Café
Enjoy breakfast at your leisure with Chip 'n Dale at Storyteller's Café in your hotel.

Transfer to the Airport
Relax and enjoy your final moments in California as we handle your luggage and arrange for transportation to Los Angeles International Airport.

Meal Included: Breakfast


 

     


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