Get ready for your close-up as you experience the sights of Old Hollywood on this Southern California vacation that includes a rare behind-the-magic private visit of the Walt Disney Studios. Then, find yourself in the middle of the magic at the Happiest Place on Earth, spending several fun-filled days and nights at the Disneyland® Resort.
- Required Travel DocumentationExpanded
U.S. Guests 18 and over are required to present valid and unexpired government-issued photo identification (i.e., driver's license or passport).
In addition, Guests 17 years of age or younger may be required to show additional documentation when traveling with a single parent.
If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with the U.S Department of State for information on documentation requirements.
- What to PackExpanded
Please limit your baggage to one piece of luggage per person plus one carry-on. Due to frequent security changes, we recommend that you check with your air carrier as well as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for current restrictions.
Since the majority of your time will be spent outdoors, casual and comfortable clothes are recommended for your adventure. Layered clothes are best, including sweaters or jackets since temperatures tend to be cooler in the mornings and evenings. Light clothing, a hat and sunscreen should be worn during the day, especially during the summer months, in preparation for the hot California sun.
To be better prepared for any weather conditions, please be sure to check the 10-day weather forecast prior to your departure.
• T-shirts (both short- and long-sleeved)
• Collared shirts (optional)
• Sweater or sweatshirt
• Lightweight rain jacket
• Jeans or long pants
• Casual Dress/Skirt (optional)
• Closed-toe walking shoes (required)
• Valid Photo ID
• Camera/video camera
• Extra batteries or charger for camera
The Los Angeles area (which includes Anaheim) generally has dry, mild weather, with the greatest chance of rain from January to March. While daytime temperatures are typically warm to hot, morning and evening temperatures are typically much cooler, so layered clothing is recommended.
January to March and November to December average temperatures: Highs are from the high 60s to low 70s, lows are from the high 40s to low 50s.• April to May and October average temperatures: Highs in the mid 70s, lows in the mid 50s• June to September average temperatures: Highs from low 80s to 90s, lows in the mid 60s.
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- Arrival/Departure InformationExpanded
If arriving to Southern California by:
Plane – Upon arrival at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), follow airport signage to the baggage claim area. Once inside the baggage claim area, please look for your driver who will be holding a sign listing the last name of the lead Guest on your reservation. This driver is available to assist you with your baggage and will provide your transportation to the hotel.
At the conclusion of your adventure, you will be transferred to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for your return flight home.
Day Airport Code Arrival/Departure Time Arrival 1 LAX No later than 1:00 PM Departure 6 LAX Anytime
Car – If you plan to arrive by your own car, please drive to the valet area of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Just mention to the hotel bellman that you are with Adventures by Disney and receive complimentary valet parking for the duration of your adventure. Since your Southern California adventure will conclude at this hotel, your car will be conveniently located at your vacation's end for your trip home.
- Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is located at: 1600 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92802
Along with complimentary parking, on Day 1 of the adventure receive a one-time transfer from Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa to Loews Hollywood Hotel. In order to take advantage of this transfer, please plan to meet your driver at 1:00 PM outside the main entrance of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. In the event you are unable to locate your transfer vehicle or its driver, get help by introducing yourself to a valet and saying that you are with Adventures by Disney. Your driver and the valet will be available to assist with your luggage.
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Adventure Guide Gratuities
Gratuities for your Adventure Guides are not included. Based on the quality of service you have received, we suggest the following gratuity guidelines. Please note that this is for each member of your traveling party, per Adventure Guide, per day.
Per Adult/Child/Per Adventure Guide/Per Day—$8 - $11 USD
• For a 6-day adventure, the Adventure Guide gratuity per Guest, per Adventure Guide: $48 - $66 USD.
• A family of 4 for a 6-day adventure: $192 - $264 USD per Adventure Guide.
For 2 Adventure Guides, this is a total of $284 - $328 USD.
The Adventure Guides gratuity can be paid in U.S dollars, local currency, travelers' checks or PayPal. Please check with your Adventure Guide if they accept PayPal.
All Other Gratuities
Gratuities have been taken care of on your behalf for all services included in the itinerary. There is no need for you to worry about tipping the bellmen, housekeepers, waiters, drivers and local experts.
When spending time on your own, you may choose to visit a site that requires transportation. If this is the case, convenient travel options include requesting taxi service through the hotel. Your Adventure Guides will happily give you further information during your stay.
- How do I book my Adventures by Disney vacation?Expanded
To book your vacation, please call our Reservation Center at (800) 543-0865† and speak with a Vacationista or contact your travel agent.
If you are outside the U.S., please call (866) 983-7872† and speak with a Vacationista or contact your Travel Agent.
- Do I need vaccinations to travel to this country?Expanded
If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not need vaccinations to travel to California. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check your local requirements on vaccinations for travel to this country.
- Which airport(s) do I fly into and out of?Expanded
We will pick you up from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on your arrival day. Your flight should arrive no later than 1:00 PM. At the end of your adventure, we will transfer you to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). You may schedule your flight on departure day at any time. However, please keep in mind all Guests receive a 4-day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper ticket that expires at the end of the day on your departure day and is not upgradable or transferrable.
- Are transfers included if I arrive or depart from different locations or at different times from the itinerary?Expanded
No. Transfers are only included from the specified arrival/departure airports and hotels. For arrival in Los Angeles, transfers are included from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the Loews Hollywood Hotel. On your departure day, transfers are available from Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa to the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
- Can I extend my vacation beyond the Adventures by Disney itinerary?Expanded
Yes, you may stay extra days before or after our itinerary. Extended-night stays in Los Angeles and at the Disneyland Resort may be available at special rates if booked through Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. in conjunction with a land package and cannot be combined with any other offer. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† for further information.
- How will our group travel between destinations?Expanded
During the adventure, transportation is provided by a private motor coach.
- How strenuous are the activities?Expanded
While this adventure is not considered physically strenuous, most days will include one or more hours of walking. The activities at the Disneyland Resort will require walking and standing in line; however, there are many opportunities to rest. Please be aware, temperatures in Southern California can be very hot in the summer months. During our backstage tour at the Disneyland Resort, there are areas that do not offer a lot of shade and are very hot. Please be sure to pack appropriate clothing and sun protection. While nearly all of the trip's featured activities are gentle if examined separately, the full range of activities requires a moderate amount of stamina in order to get the most of your vacation.
- What ages are appropriate for this adventure?Expanded
While we welcome children ages 4 and up at the time of travel to discover the stories of the world with us, we recommend that children be at least 5 years old at the time of travel on our Southern California trip. This is based on several factors, such as extended hours of daily activity programming, potential for extreme temperatures in the summer months and amount of physical activity (e.g., walking) involved. Because each child is different, call a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† to discuss whether this is the right trip for your kids.
- Can I take photographs when we go behind the scenes?Expanded
Photography is restricted during certain parts of the trip. Restrictions on photography include, but are not limited to, the following venues: Walt Disney Imagineering, The Jim Henson Company, Walt Disney Studios, Disneyland Park and at Disney California Adventure Park. Ask your Adventure Guides for opportunities where group photos may be arranged. Please call a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† for further information.
- What types of meals are served on this Adventures by Disney Trip?Expanded
Typically, breakfast is served each morning in a buffet style and offers a variety of options. Dinners and lunches usually include fish, meat, and pasta or rice entrées, vegetables along with salad, cheese and desserts and fruit. Some included meals on this trip are served buffet style while others offer a limited-choice menu. Given the nature of group travel, we regret that á la carte menu choices may not always be available. Children-friendly choices are available at all meals. Menu items are subject to change due to the availability and seasonality of foods. In order to offer you and your family a bit of time to enjoy meals amongst yourselves, there are a few meals that are not included in the itinerary. These meals have been planned in areas where you will have plenty of options available. If you have any questions or concerns about dining at any time during your vacation, your Adventure Guides will be happy to assist you.
- Is alcohol included with meals?Expanded
Alcoholic beverages are typically not included with your scheduled meals. However, you may purchase them at your own expense.
- Can you accommodate special dietary needs?Expanded
Adventures by Disney will make a reasonable effort to accommodate some special dietary needs at no additional charge. Unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate all special dietary needs requested. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† in advance of your departure to advise us of your needs.
- Is this itinerary appropriate for travelers with special needs?Expanded
Please note that this vacation includes activities that present certain challenges to Guests with special needs. It is strongly recommended that persons requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of, and solely responsible for, providing assistance. Neither Adventures by Disney nor its suppliers may physically lift or assist Guests onto transportation vehicles. Contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† to discuss your needs.
- What if Adventures by Disney cancels the adventure prior to departure?Expanded
We will make every reasonable effort to operate the vacations as advertised; however, we reserve the right to curtail or modify the itinerary, or to substitute activities, hotels, meals or transportation as we deem necessary. We further reserve the right to reduce the number of Adventure Guides to one, and to modify other services to accommodate a smaller group, if a minimum number of Guests is not reached. Similarly, we may marginally exceed the stated group maximum size if necessary to accommodate a family. Please also note that during certain holidays and peak periods, some activities may be disrupted or unavailable. None of these modifications or changes shall affect the land package price. We reserve the right to cancel a trip at any time prior to its commencement for any reason, such as if there are too few Guests, or if the quality of the trip or the safety of the Guests would, in our opinion, be compromised, such as may result from unforeseen circumstances (acts of God) or other circumstances beyond our reasonable control.
If we cancel your trip prior to its commencement because there are too few Guests: (i) we will attempt to re-book you on another departure of the same itinerary, subject to availability, and we will bear any reasonable airline re-booking charges; however, if we are unable to rebook you, we will issue a full refund of your land package price and Plan (unless you have filed a claim); and (ii) if you booked airfare through us, we will issue a full refund of your airfare; and (iii) if you did not book airfare through us, we will reimburse you for your reasonable out-of-pocket (subject to proof) airline cancellation charges or, in the case of bookings using frequent flier miles, a reasonable cancellation service fee, provided you have exercised best efforts to mitigate such charges/fees; and (iv) the aforesaid payments and/or rebooking by us shall constitute a full settlement.
- What type of theme park tickets do I receive during this adventure?Expanded
You will receive a 4-Day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper® ticket. This ticket entitles Guests admittance to both Disneyland Resort theme parks over 4 days, including visits to both theme parks on the same day. This ticket will expire at the end of the day on your Departure Day and is not upgradable or transferrable.
- Is travel insurance available?Expanded
Yes, you can protect your vacation investment by adding the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan to your reservation.
Get details about the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan.