Chatting with the stars of Frozen on Broadway, embarking on an epic bus ride through the city filled with delightful surprises, and enjoying VIP treatment on the set of Good Morning America were just a few of the unforgettable moments from our recent escapade to New York City with Adventures by Disney.
Yet, what lingers most vividly in my memory is the enormous, beaming smile that never left my daughter’s face throughout our whirlwind girls’ trip to the Big Apple, and for me, was how everything was handled for me.
I am going to show you two things in today’s article.
1) I am going to give you a glimpse of our Adventures by Disney Vacation, it’s pretty amazing
2) I am going to go over how I booked the vacation, and why I would always book it this way.
Planning my Adventures by Disney
First off, I had no idea what Adventures by Disney was. I was talking to my friend from work who was talking about her amazing Adventures by Disney trip to Italy, my response was I didn’t know Disney was in Italy. After she was done laughing at me, she explained that Disney offers private guided vacations to different countries.
It sounded amazing so I was in. I began my search and then I quickly realized I was way in over my head. I didn’t know where we should go, what cities or countries are fun for kids my ages, how to book all this….. I WAS LOST.
So to make a long story not so long I called my coworker back up and asked her how she decided and she gave me the name and number of her Disney Travel Agency (which I avoided the first time she offered it to me, because I thought they charged money…. and it turns out its the opposite, they pretty much save you money)
Working with a Disney Travel Agent
So, I called up my coworkers Disney travel agency, (by the way it’s called Best Day Ever Vacations, they’re awesome) and it was the best experience.
We chatted over mine and my families wish list, places we’ve never been and places we’ve always wanted to go. Honestly, It was like chatting with my best friend, but who happened to be a travel agent.
Anyways, we ended up narrowing it down to two destinations and finally settled on doing the 4 day New York Escape to try it out. We knew we loved Disney, but we never have tried Adventures by Disney so this was and none of the family had ever been to New York so it was a way to test it out.
Our travel agent got us an awesome deal on it and even sent us $100 gift card for booking, we literally the same amount that was advertised, but then she found a sale and gave us an extra $100. It was Awesome.
Then she got us packing lists, recommendations for the trip, honestly I don’t think I’ll ever not use a travel agent again…. and like I said, it didn’t cost a penny (I know I’ve mentioned it before, my passion is to save money)
Oh yeah, and they gave me a Disney Gift Card worth $200 when I booked my trip. So I paid the same price, didn’t have to do a thing and then got a bonus $200 gift card. It’s the best.
The Trip itself
For years, we’ve been enchanted by Disney’s magic in various forms – Disneyland, Disney World, Aulani, Disney Cruise Line – and what consistently sets Disney apart is there little bits of magic. Our recent New York City Short Escape with Adventures by Disney was no exception. It was bleepin unbelivable!
Here, the the Disney Magic brought us front-of-the-line privileges, behind-the-scenes access, and one-of-a-kind encounters only Disney could orchestrate. Plus, there were even the little things like when it started to rain, umbrellas and ponchos were available instantly.
You’ll Feel like a VIP
I remember our travel agent saying that Adventures by Disney gets the highest customer satisfaction score of any Disney vacation and now I know why. I am telling you, from the moment you land to the moment you step back on the plane ot head home, you will feel like the ultimate VIP. The Adventures by Disney guides are so incredible at what they do
We walked up to the tour of the Good Morning America Studio. As we approached the studio, we noticed other tour groups waiting in line.
Anticipating a lengthy wait, we were pleasantly surprised when a Disney representative opened a door and ushered our group directly into the studio, straight to an upstairs green room.
While we waited, a Good Morning America stage manager shared an fun pep talk. After the pep talk, we were treated to behind-the-scenes tours and invited to sit in the studio audience for the entire show. We had the privilege of meeting the likes of Michael Strahan, Lara Spencer, and even had a brief chat with the special guest, Chrissy Teigan. Our seats were amazing. I mean seriously everything was amazing
Frozen on Broadway
Another highlight was our Frozen on Broadway experience. Adventures by Disney secured fantastic seats in the “snow zone” for the show, but that wasn’t all. We also attended a Broadway Theater Workshop, where we learned parts of the “Fixer Upper” song and dance routine. Post-performance, we had the extraordinary opportunity to converse with the stars of the show, taking an already amazing experience to unprecedented levels of magic.
And that’s not all; there’s another captivating experience I can’t help but share. Adventures by Disney took us on an exclusive tour of the New Amsterdam Theater, delving into its rich history dating back to 1903. During the tour, we explored areas housing archived Disney Broadway costumes and props, and to our sheer delight, we were given the chance to interact with them! It was an absolute blast.
In a nutshell, we got experiences that elude the general public. This is what makes it an experience that’s nothing short of exceptional!
Almost Everything is Included
One of the awesome things is pretty much everything is included with your trip. Meals (including even local favorites like John’s Pizzeria), tips for the drivers and luggage, the accommodations tickets, and most meals are covered. Only a few meals are not, and this is to give you time to enjoy the adventure a little bit on your own.
I have done a Disney Cruise, I have done Disney World, I have done Disney’s Aulani, this by far is the best experience. The service and the amount of detail they put into planning everyday is beyond extraordinary. I have already called up Best Day Ever Vacations and booked Costa Rica for Spring 2025. (if you use them mention rookie moms, they now love me, I think I’ve referred everyone i know to them so you’ll get treated well) I can’t wait to report back on my Costa Rica experience.
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