Experience a one-of-a-kind adventure into America's melting pot of culture and cuisine. There is so much to see and do—from touring Harlem to attending a Disney Broadway musical to visiting the studios of Good Morning America and more. You'll understand why New York is called "The City That Never Sleeps"!
- 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, 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 refer to the U.S Department of State for further details on documentation requirements.
- What to PackExpanded
Please limit your baggage to one piece of luggage per person plus one carry-on. With frequent security changes, we recommend that you check with your air carrier as well as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for current restrictions.
Since a majority of your adventure will take place outdoors, attire for your adventure should be casual and comfortable. New York City is a pedestrian city and a fair amount of walking will be included in your adventure. Please plan on packing a pair of comfortable walking shoes to wear during daytime activities. The following is a list of clothing and other items you may want to bring:
• Jeans or long pants
• Lightweight rain jacket or fleece
Dinner and Theatre Attire
• Smart casual
• Long pants
• Dress or skirt
• Collared shirts, polo shirts
• Comfortable closed-toe walking shoes
• Rain boots
• Valid Photo ID
• Camera/video camera
• Memory card
• Lip balm
• Small travel umbrella
• Extra batteries or charger for camera
Guests should plan on spending a good majority of their visit to New York City outdoors. Even if the scheduled activity does not take place outdoors, the group will be walking from one location to the next, when not utilizing a motor coach. Summers in New York City are typically characterized as hot and humid. Average temperatures in June, July and August range from 85˚F (29˚C) during the day to 60˚F (16˚C) at night. Shorts and short sleeve shirts made of a breathable fabric would be appropriate selections during the day. May, September and October typically offer relief from the high temperatures and humidity with temperatures averaging 65˚F (18˚C) during the day to 50˚F (10˚C ) at night. One should plan on dressing in layers and should have a sweater or jacket available for evening activities. Average precipitation varies by month; it typically falls in the 3 to 4 inches per month range. An umbrella and rain boots would be useful during inclement weather as our group will still be outdoors. Please check current New York City weather for the most up-to-date information prior to departing for your adventure.
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- Arrival InformationExpanded
If arriving to New York City by:
CAR - Self-parking is included for the duration of your Adventure. Proceed to the front entrance of the hotel where a doorman will greet you and help you unload your luggage. From there, the doorman can assist with directions to the parking garage located on 44th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. Once you park, you will be given a ticket that you will need to present at the end of the adventure to pick up your car. Hotel Address: InterContinental New York Times Square, 300 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
PLANE - Follow airport signage to the Baggage Claim area when arriving at John F. Kennedy (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA) or Newark (EWR) airports. Once inside the Baggage Claim area, 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 transportation to your hotel.
TRAIN - Collect your luggage and meet your driver at the areas designated below. If you do not see your train station listed, call our Vacationistas at (877) 728-7282† for more information.
Grand Central Terminal – Proceed to 50 Vanderbilt Avenue between 44th and 45th Streets. This is located in front of "The Yale Club." Your driver will be waiting for you and will be holding a sign listing the last name of the lead Guest on your reservation.
New York Penn Station - Proceed to the southeast corner of 31st street and 8th avenue. This is located in front of "Brother Jimmy's BBQ Restaurant." Your driver will be waiting for you and will be holding a sign listing the last name of the lead Guest on your reservation.
Newark Penn Station – Exit Penn Station out of the front doors and look for the taxi stand. Your driver will be waiting for you near the taxi stand and will be holding a sign listing the last name of the lead Guest on your reservation.
At the conclusion of your adventure, you will be escorted back to the airport or train station for your return trip home.
Day Airport Code Arrival/Departure Time Arrival 1 JFK, LGA, EWR or local area train stations The adventure begins at 5:00 PM on Day 1 of the trip. Please plan on arriving to the hotel prior to this. Departure 4 JFK, LGA, EWR or local area train stations Anytime
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The unit of currency in America is the US Dollar (USD). ATM machines are available in most places along your adventure to obtain cash in the local currency. Most hotels and restaurants accept major credit cards or single-use debit cards in addition to traveler's checks.
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 4-day adventure, the Adventure Guide gratuity per Guest, per Adventure Guide: $32 - $44 USD.
• A family of 4 for a 4-day adventure: $128 - $176 USD per Adventure Guide.
For 2 Adventure Guides, this is a total of $256 - $352 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, some convenient travel options including taxi service can be requested through the hotel. Your Adventure Guides will happily help you with whatever information you need during your stay.
Self-parking is included for the duration of your Adventure. Proceed to the front entrance of the hotel where a doorman will greet you and help you unload your luggage. From there, the doorman can assist with directions to the parking garage located on 44th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. Once you park, you will be given a ticket that you will need to present at the end of the adventure to pick up your car.
InterContinental New York Times Square
300 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
The primary language of New York is English.
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- 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 New York. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check your local requirements on vaccinations for travel to this country.
- What airport do I fly into and out of?Expanded
You may fly into and out of John F. Kennedy International (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA) or Newark Liberty International (EWR) airports. In addition, transfers may also be arranged from local area train stations. Please call our Vacationistas at (800) 543-0865† for more information.
- 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. Should you choose to stay at a different Manhattan Midtown hotel for your pre-night, you may take your transfer to this property but you will be responsible for getting yourself to the InterContinental New York Times Square on Day 1 so you can check in.
- Can I extend my vacation beyond the Adventures by Disney itinerary?Expanded
Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. offers pre- or post-stays for this trip. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† if you have further questions.
- How will our group travel between destinations?Expanded
During the adventure, transportation is provided by a motor coach.
- How strenuous are the activities?Expanded
While this adventure is not considered physically strenuous, New York City is a pedestrian city, and most days will include 2 or more hours of walking, often along city streets. The Broadway theater workshop is a 90-minute experience that combines stretching and dance choreography. The dance instructors will make every attempt to lead at a pace that is comfortable for the group. However, Guests should expect to be standing and/or moving for most of the activity. 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 out of your vacation.
- What ages are appropriate for this adventure?Expanded
While we welcome children ages 5 and up at the time of travel to discover the stories of the world with us, we recommend that children be at least 6 years old at the time of travel on our New York City Long Weekend trip. This is based on several factors, such as extended hours of daily 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.
- What types of meals are served on this Adventures by Disney Trip?Expanded
Typically, dinners and lunches usually include fish or meat and pasta or rice entrees, with vegetables, salad, fruit and dessert. 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. Child-friendly choices are available for most meals. Menu items are subject to change due to the availability and seasonality of foods. 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 totally 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.
- Is travel insurance available?Expanded
Yes, you can protect your vacation investment by adding the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan to your reservation.
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