Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Adventures by Disney® Excursions

Adventures by Disney®, the award-winning family travel provider, invites you to go on the ultimate Southern California adventure with "Lights…Camera…Magic!" During this daylong guided group excursion, Guests will be immersed in the magic of Disney and the history of Hollywood in unique, unexpected and unforgettable ways.
8:30 a.m. - Depart from Disney's Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa at the Disneyland® Resort.
  • Guided Hollywood walking tour, including a visit to the home of the Academy Awards® at The Hollywood & Highland Center (depending on theatre availability), or tour Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
  • Depart for Beverly Hills, via Sunset Boulevard (home of the "Sunset Strip") to catch a glimpse of such famous spots as the Chateau Marmont and the Whiskey a Go-Go.
  • Free time to explore the sights and shopping along Rodeo Drive.
  • Depart Beverly Hills for the Original Farmers Market to enjoy an authentic atmosphere which offers family fun, and frequent star spotting!
  • Lunch and free time at Farmers Market and just a short trolley ride away is the fabulous open-air shopping center, The Grove.
  • Travel to The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank for a guided tour of the Studio Lot to visit spaces and places not open to the public - experiences only Disney can offer!
  • Evening reception in Legends Plaza at the Walt Disney Studios where Disney's many gifted animators, Imagineers, songwriters, actors and business leaders have been honored.
7:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Return to Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at the Disneyland Resort.
Along the way, you will be treated to VIP access and attention provided by two Disney-trained Adventure Guides and enjoy exciting surprises and "magical moments" - including fun Junior Adventurer activities designed especially for our younger Guests.
Includes: luxury coach transportation; water and snacks throughout the day; appetizers and nonalcoholic beverages at the evening reception for all Guests; one alcoholic beverage at the evening reception for Guests ages 21 and up only; special treats and surprise gifts.
"Lights…Camera…Magic!" is available as either a stand-alone booking or as an add-on component to a Disneyland Travel package.
Tours operate weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, call Main Street Memories for availability.
Adult Price: US $199
Child Price: US $189 (ages 4-9)

Friday, May 4, 2012

More character dining at Ariel's Grotto

You now have an additional opportunity for an enchanting Character Dining experience at Ariel's Grotto at Disney California Adventure Park. Beginning June 15, 2012, Ariel and her princess friends now will be available at dinner as well as at breakfast and lunch, offering guests a meal filled with music, laughter, delicious food and the opportunity to meet Disney Princesses. Reservations for Ariel's Disney Princess Celebration start today!

Call us, and we would love to help you with your Magical Vacation.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Very Merry...or Not-So-Scary...What's your Pleasure?

Those of you who are already busy planning fall vacations will be happy to hear that tickets are now on sale for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a Halloween-themed special event held on select evenings at Magic Kingdom Park. Purchase of an additional admission ticket is required to attend, and plenty of fun is in store, including trick-or-treating, performances of Mickey’s Boo-to-You Parade and Happy HalloWishes Fireworks, Disney characters in costume, themed décor and much more.
Parties will take place:
  • September 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 and 30
  • October 4, 5, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30 and 31
  • November 2
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a special event that takes place on select nights at Magic Kingdom Park throughout the holiday season. Don’t miss Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade, a very special holiday fireworks display, live entertainment with your favorite characters, snow on Main Street, U.S.A., free hot cocoa and cookies, and so much more! Purchase of an additional event admission ticket is required to attend.
Parties will take place:
  • November 9, 12, 15, 16, 25, 27, 29 and 30
  • December 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20 and 21
TIP: Purchasing tickets ahead of event dates may get you a discount of $10 per ticket!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Night of Joy 2012

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $52.95 plus tax per ticket and on the days of the event (if available) for $62.95 plus tax. They can be purchased by calling 407-W-DISNEY or at
We’re so excited. Here’s the night-by-night Night of Joy 2012 lineup (entertainment and schedule subject to change):
  • Friday, September 7, 2012: Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, NEEDTOBREATHE, Red, Francesca Battistelli, Brandon Heath, Royal Tailor, Disciple.
  • Saturday, September 8, 2012: MercyMe, Third Day, Kutless, Chris August, Lecrae, Yolanda Adams, Thousand Foot Krutch and Dara Maclean.
Newcomers to Night of Joy, Royal Tailor and Dara Mclean, bring the 30-year roster of artists to 150 acts.
Night of Joy is an after-hours event that requires a special ticket. Event hours are 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. each evening. While artists perform at several stages, many popular Magic Kingdom attractions also are available for guests. In addition, there are special benefits for groups of 10 or more. Additional information about individual and group tickets is available at

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Akershus Royal Lunch

This magnificent feast includes sliced deli meats, seafood, and a grand selection of prepared salads and cheeses.


Sandwiches are served with Potato and Fennel Salad and your choice of Corn Chowder or hearty Vegetable Soup
Seared Salmon Burger - with pickled root vegetable remoulade and your choice of soup
Open-faced Chicken Sandwich - on Sourdough Bread with Tomatoes, Arugula, Mushroom Vinaigrette, Jarlsberg cheese, and Lingonberry Mayonnaise

Traditional Kjottkake -Norwegian meatballs served with Mashed Potatoes, seasonal Vegetables, and Lingonberry Sauce

Open-faced Beef Sandwich - thinly sliced beef sirloin, wild mushroom-onion ragout, jalsberg cheese and lingonberries served wiht choice of soup.
Mushroom-stuffed Pasta - with Swiss Chard, Oven-roasted Shiitakes, and Parmesan Cream
Oven-roasted Chicken Breast - served with Vegetable Farro Risotto and Gjetost cheese sauce

Soft Drinks and Dessert included

Princes and Princesses

Guests ages 9 and under
Includes Dessert, Choice of 1% milk, small Bottled Water or Juice


Grilled Chicken Breast - served with vegetables and roasted potatoes
Cheese Ravioli - served with tomato sauce
Pizza - with mozzarella
Meatballs - served with mashed potatoes and corn
Hot Dog - with corn
Salmon - served with vegetables and roasted potatoes
Soft Drinks Available Upon Request

Royal Chef's Dessert Plate

Served Family Style
Sweet and Savory Chocolate Mousse
Traditional Rice Cream - topped with Strawberry Sauce
Flaky Puff Pastry - filled with Mascarpone Mousse topped with fresh Berries


All meals include non-specialty, non-alcoholic drinks such
as sodas, coffee, tea, iced tea, lemonade, punch, and milk.