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NORTH AMERICA | Disney Backstage, Walt Disney Studios, Disneyland® Resort

Disneyland® Resort and Southern California Short Escape

This trip includes:
4 Days
5Meals
9 Sites

Prepare to be inspired by the magic of Disney on the Disneyland® Resort and Southern California Short Escape. You’ll get a rare behind-the-magic visit to The Walt Disney Studios and Disney Archives, plus a private tour of Walt Disney Imagineering. And, of course, you’ll find yourself in the happiest place on Earth—the Disneyland Resort!

Trip Price Starting From $2,219USD

Call us at (800) 543-0865^
or contact your Travel Agent

Call us at (800) 543-0865^
or contact your Travel Agent

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      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.

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      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.

      Clothing

      • T-shirts (both short- and long-sleeved)
      • Collared shirts (optional)
      • Sweater or sweatshirt
      • Lightweight rain jacket
      • Jeans or long pants
      • Casual Dress/Skirt (optional)
      • Shorts
      • Hat
      • Closed-toe walking shoes (required)
      • Swimsuits
      • Sandals

      Miscellaneous
      • Valid Photo ID
      • Medication
      • Camera/video camera
      • Extra batteries or charger for camera
      • Sunglasses
      • Sunscreen
      • Toiletries

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      Protect your vacation investment with coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, reimbursement for trip delays, medical protection, baggage protection and 24-hour assistance. This inclusive Travel Insurance offered by Adventures by Disney is underwritten by Arch Insurance Company—and is as easy as a phone call to learn more about and then purchase.


      Get details about the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan.

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      If arriving to Southern California by:

      Plane – Upon arrival at John Wayn Airport (SNA) or 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 John Wayne Airport (SNA) or Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for your return flight home, or to the Port of San Diego to continue your Disney Cruise Line vacation.

      Day Airport Code Arrival/Departure Time
      Arrival 1 SNA or LAX No later than 1:30 PM
      Departure 4 SNA or 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
        1600 S. Disneyland Drive
        Anaheim, CA 92802

      On Day 1 of your adventure, you will receive complimentary parking for Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. 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

      Example:
      •  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. 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

      Example:
      •  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.

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      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.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSExpanded

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    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.

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    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.

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    We will pick you up from John Wayne Airport (SNA) or Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on your arrival day. Your flight should arrive no later than 1:30 PM. At the end of your adventure, we will transfer you to John Wayne Airport (SNA) or Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for your flight home; or the Port of San Diego to continue your Disney Cruise Line vacation. You may schedule your flight on departure day at any time.

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    No. Transfers are only included from the specified arrival/departure airports and hotels. Transfers are included from John Wayne Airport (SNA) or Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. On your departure day, transfers are available from Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa to John Wayne Airport (SNA) or Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) or the Port of San Diego.

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    During the adventure, transportation is provided by a private motor coach.

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    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.

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    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 Disneyland Resort and Southern California Short Escape. 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.

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    Photography is restricted during certain parts of the trip. Restrictions on photography include, but are not limited to, the following venues: Walt Disney Imagineering, Walt Disney Studios, Disneyland Park and 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.

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    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.

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    Alcoholic beverages are typically not included with your scheduled meals. However, you may purchase them at your own expense.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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