Visit Disney Film and TV Destinations with Adventures by Disney 2015 Itineraries

Disney always goes to incredible lengths to research their stories.  Whether it’s Walt Disney Imagineers venturing to the Himalayas to uncover legends of the Yeti for the Expedition Everest roller coaster, or Pixar animators cruising down Route 66 to capture the vibe for CARS, research is essential for story accuracy.  Now, Adventures by Disney will let families experience those types of research trips to destinations that inspired recent Disney films and television shows.  You can how see the icy fjords of Norway were recreated for Disney’s FROZEN, or how real-world San Francisco melded with Tokyo to create San Fransokyo in Disney’s latest, BIG HERO 6.  Continue reading for more details on Adventures by Disney’s entertainment inspired itineraries, and for a first-hand, unbiased account of an Adventures by Disney trip, be sure to check out Kristen MacWilliams’ recap of zipping through and over Costa Rica.

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From Adventures by Disney’s Press Release

Adventures by Disney, a leader in guided group travel worldwide, has taken corporate synergy and creative tie-ins to a new level by exploring locales featured in popular Disney movies and television shows via a variety of exciting vacation itineraries.  For their latest movie-themed vacation itinerary, Adventures by Disney has teamed up with the filmmakers behind the newest animated Disney comedy-adventure, BIG HERO 6, to add unique components to their San Francisco/Napa vacation, allowing travelers to see the city that served as inspiration for the fictional town of San Fransokyo in the film.

The San Francisco/Napa Long Weekend itinerary is the latest offering from Adventures by Disney that gives travelers an inside look at the places depicted in their favorite Disney movies and television shows. From visiting the real-life inspiration for the kingdom of Arendelle from Disney’s FROZEN, to exploring the sites featured on NASHVILLE on ABC and beyond, Adventures by Disney offers vacations to settings seen on the silver screen and television screen.


SAN FRANSOKYO AT NIGHT – Pictured in concept art, the high-tech city of San Fransokyo is home to brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada and his team of first-time crime fighters in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ action comedy adventure “Big Hero 6”—in theaters in 3D on Nov. 7, 2014. ©2013 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

San Francisco/Napa Long Weekend Vacation Featuring Elements from Big Hero 6

On the Adventures by Disney Long Weekend vacation to San Francisco/Napa, travelers can explore the city that inspired Big Hero 6 filmmakers when creating the fictional town of San Fransokyo.  New itinerary features of this 4-day, 3-night vacation include visiting the Angel Island military base and a trip through Japantown, both of which served as creative inspiration for the film.  Guests will also enjoy exclusive and personalized video content from the directors and producers of BIG HERO 6, along with other fun surprises.

Travel to Norway, the Land that Inspired Arendelle from Disney’s Frozen

Experience the beauty and majesty of Norway, the country that inspired Disney’s FROZEN.  This 8-day, 7-night itinerary takes guests into the storybook village of Bergen, which served as the inspiration for the kingdom of Arendelle.  Adventurers will journey through ice-capped mountains, fjords and see the stave churches that shaped the landscape and architecture depicted in the hit film.

Norwegian Fjords

As part of the 2015 Norwegian Fjords itinerary, the Disney Magic sails to exciting new ports steeped in Viking history. Image Courtesy Disney Cruise Line

Explore the Landscape of Scotland, Backdrop for the Disney•Pixar Film Brave

Journey through Scotland’s ancient stone castles and lush landscapes that played a role in the creation of the Disney•Pixar animated film BRAVE.  On this 9-day, 8-night vacation, guests will take flight to the Isle of Lewis, whose people and ancient sites inspired the film.  Travelers will feel like the film’s heroine, Merida, as they step between the mysterious Callanish Standing Stones and learn the art of archery.  In the National Museum of Scotland, visitors can find the 200-year-old Chessmen of Lewis set, which is depicted in a chess scene between Merida and her mother in BRAVE.

Photo by Diana Zalucky © Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Photo by Diana Zalucky © Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Nashville Trip Visits Locales Featured on the Critically Acclaimed ABC Show Nashville

Known around the world as Music City, Nashville is the backdrop of the critically acclaimed television show NASHVILLE on ABC.  On the 4-day, 3-night Adventures by Disney Long Weekend to Nashville trip, fans of the show will see the city’s famous landmarks, as well as experience iconic sites featured in this musical television drama, such as the Bluebird Café, Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium.

With more than 30 itineraries visiting exciting spots around the globe, Adventures by Disney allows families to visit the places they have always dreamed of with the people who know and understand families best.

New Adventures by Disney Nashville Long Weekend Itinerary

RCA/Studio B recording studio in Nashville, Tennessee (Solar Photographers)


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About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.