Adventures by Disney-Hollywood: Backstage Magic

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“Hooray for Hollywood…”, if The Great Movie Ride has made you long to see Hollywood in true Disney style, you’re in luck! Adventures by Disney is featuring “Backstage Magic: a 6-day/5-night all-inclusive guided vacation, fit for the whole family.

Your all inclusive experience includes:
-Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
-Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
-5 Breakfasts
-3 Lunches
-3 Dinners
~Guided Tour Experiences
-Special access at Walt Disney Imagineering
-Behind the Scenes at Disneyland Park
-Backstage at Jimmy Kimmel Live!
-El Capitan Theatre Tour
~Airport transfers

Celebrities-in-training (aka if your children are diva’s or you’re obsessed with People Magazine) this is the vacation for you! Tour all of Hollywood’s highlights with your Disney trained adventure guide and tour like a celebrity….VIP style.

Day #1
First on your agenda is Los Angeles, meet and greet your fellow tour members and settle into the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel for your 2-night stay. Enjoy a welcome dinner, tour a few sights on your own if you like (Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and Kodak Theatre are only minutes away) and experience shopping and entertainment.

Day #2
This day is packed with VIP Hollywood tours starting behind the scenes at The El Capitan Theatre, then head backstage at Jimmy Kimmel Live! You’ll be able to explore the Masonic temple and hear the history and stories behind this historic theatre. Learn how a hit nightly comedy show is produced and the day-to-day excitement that comes with it.

Continue on to the Jim Henson Company Studio Tour and Lunch-In 1917 Charlie Chaplin built this theatre, which is now occupied by the Jim Henson Company. This privately guided VIP tour takes you places no one else can go, see a video history of the company and enjoy lunch in the studio’s private cafe.

Your transportation back to your hotel is an adventure all in itself. A local expert will tell you about Hollywood’s most famous landmarks as you pass.

After a day’s worth of “togetherness” take some time and explore on your own, Adventure Guides are always available with ideas, directions and any information you might need to make your own adventure worry free.

Day #3
You’ll find yourself transported from the glitz and glamor of Hollywood to the art of the show at Disneyland. Settle into Disney’s Grand Californian Resort and Spa for your 3-night stay and explore the magic with Walt Disney Imagineering. See how the resorts and theme-parks were made from the engineers, architects and designers that made it all happen.

Your afternoon continues with lunch at the Walt Disney Studio commissary, a browse through the Studio Store, a lesson on the history of the Walt Disney Studio (via a private tour) and visit the Disney archives!

A welcome reception awaits you at the Wine Cellar and Hook’s Pointe and then enter Disneyland (with priority of course!) and a special VIP experience and have the evening to explore the park on your own.

Day #4
You’ll find there’s more to discover at Disneyland! Start with a hearty breakfast at the Plaza Inn with Minnie and Friends and continue on to a VIP Custom Tour of Disneyland Park; behind the scenes. Learn the history of Walt Disney and his dream backstage at Disneyland!

Enjoy lunch at Cafe Orleans, a part of the park we don’t have at Walt Disney World! The remainder of the afternoon you’ll continue your tour, including a tour of Walt Disney’s Apartment. FastPass service and reserved viewing for the afternoon parade are included. Enjoy the evening exploring Disneyland or Disney’s California Adventure on your own.

Day #5
Start with a character breakfast at Goofy’s Kitchen, a privately guided VIP tour of Disney’s California Adventure including a backstage tour of the parks and a private “Turtle Talk with Crush”.

The afternoon is yours to explore the parks and have lunch, a farewell dinner “Finding Nemo” themed is the perfect way to end your adventures!

Day #6
Enjoy your last breakfast together at Storyteller’s Cafe with Chip and Dale and head to the airport!

Yes, this adventure is a bit more costly than your average Disney vacation. The cost per adult is $2,579 and $2,449 for a child. Airfare is not included, however all the things listed above are.

If you have questions, email your Disney travel agent. Escape to Hollywood during your state’s cold season and join the December 18th tour!

PixieMichele is offering a $50 Disney gift card to anyone who books (and travels) this itinerary!

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