Adventures by Disney

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Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc.
Adventures by Disney
Subsidiary of public corporation
Industry Hospitality, Tourism
Founded 2005; 11 years ago (2005)
Headquarters Celebration, Florida, US
Key people
  • Karl Holz
  • (president, DCL & New Vacation Operations)
  • Ken Potrock (SVP]])[1]
Services Guided tours
River cruises
Parent Disney Parks New Vacation Operations
(The Walt Disney Company)
Website Official website

Adventures by Disney (ABD) provides group guided family vacations to various domestic and international destinations. The company is a subsidiary of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts's New Vacation Operations division. Disney Parks is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.

Adventures by Disney provides 30 planned trips on six continents.[2]

History[edit]

Adventures by Disney's first started operating in 2005 and featured just two US destinations.[3] Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. was incorporated on December 19, 2005.[4]

By 2015, Adventures by Disney expanded its destinations to span six continents.[3] Also in 2015, Adventures by Disney introduced several shorter four- and five-day "Long Weekend" itineraries in New York City, Nashville, San Francisco and Wyoming. [5]

On April 13, 2015, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced that Adventures by Disney will have river cruise vacations. AmaWaterways will host the river cruises while Adventures by Disney will guide and storytell with the group. Danube River cruises are expected to start in 2016.[6] AmaWaterways and the company added a Rhine River cruise in 2017 on the new AMAKristina ship with six trips.[1]

In 2016, Disney added a seven-day Central Florida tour that includes three days at Disney World with some backstage access, a day at Kennedy Space Center, a night at Disney Springs and additional days with kayak, boating and a BBQ.[7]

Format[edit]

On an Adventures by Disney vacation, guests are taken on expeditions that often feature activities designed for families and kids (or 'Junior Adventurers'). Two Disney-trained Adventure Guides (Cast Members) look after a group[2] of no more than 44 guests on an adventure, and are described as being 'part concierge, guide and storyteller'.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tribou, Richard (April 16, 2016). "Disney to offer new Rhine River cruises". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved April 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Ward, Terry (February 24, 2015). "Adventures by Disney: Long weekends, Disney-style". USA Today Travel (Gannett). Retrieved April 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Baran, Michelle (February 13, 2015). "Disney Vacations You Didn't Know Existed". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. (File Number: 4079597)". Entity Search. Delaware Department of State: Division of Corporations. Retrieved April 21, 2016. 
  5. ^ Kelleher, Suzanne Rowan. "Adventures by Disney Long Weekend Itineraries". About. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  6. ^ Sloan, Gene (April 13, 2015). "Exclusive: Disney to get into river cruising". USA Today. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "With a new tour at Kennedy Space Center, Disney is one step to closer to admitting there’s more to Florida than the Mouse". Orlando Weekly. February 22, 2016. Retrieved April 22, 2016. 

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