DisneyWorld - Trip 1 of 2
DestinationDisneyWorld One - Orlando, Florida
Tuesday, September 12 - Monday, September 18, 2023
Walking levelModerate to Heavy
Note 1: There are two trips planned for DisneyWorld this year. The specific trip to sign up for is determined by your location. This trip (Disneyworld One) is for travelers in Iowa.**
Note 2: This trip has a price range of $4,140 and $4,350. The exact price will be set when flight arrangements have been finalized (early summer). The final price is guaranteed to be inside this price range. A price range is being used because most airlines are currently negotiating union contracts with flight crew. Industry experts say that airline prices could rise by 35 to 50%!
Note 3: The exact dates for this trip may need to be adjusted slightly. This will be done by early summer. This change may need to be made because (a) flight schedules and pricing cannot be fully determined at this point and (b) large group conferences for Orlando are still being announced for September. When a large conference is scheduled we have found that flights will be difficult or impossible to obtain on a specific days.
Are you ready to head to the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’ this year with Special Journeys?! Get your Disney gear ready (and your comfy walking shoes!) as we travel to Florida to enjoy three of their amazing parks! Walt Disney World takes up nearly 47 square miles and is filled with shopping, music, rides, attractions, delicious Disney themed food and so much more!
We begin our trip at Magic Kingdom, where you will immediately fell the true essence of Disney magic. When we step through the gate, we see Cinderella’s Castle right in front of us. Here we will enjoy many of the famous attractions that you’ve probably heard about before, and it’s finally your chance to get to experience them! From ‘Big Thunder Mountain Railroad’, ‘Dumbo the Flying Elephant’, and so many more. However, if you’re not someone who enjoys rides, there are plenty of other activities to enjoy such as the ‘Hall of Presidents’ where you can see Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg Address, the ‘Haunted Mansion’ where we climb aboard a slow-moving vehicle through a labyrinth of haunted chambers, or travel ‘Under the Sea’ to see the Journey of the Little Mermaid. And don’t forget the delectable dining, savor some Italian cuisine at the trattoria inspired by Landy and the Tramp, or take a bite out of one of Walt Disney’s favorite food, the Chili-Cheese Dog or Cheese Fries. YUM!
The next day we will spend traveling around the world at Epcot! Centered around a beautiful lagoon, Epcot’s World Showcase provides entertainment, dining and shopping which are unique to many different countries such as Mexico, Norway, Morocco, France, Italy and more. We’ll also enjoy the Seas with Nemo and Friends which is a 5.7-million-gallon aquarium with is home to thousands of fish, sharks, and other sea life. If spending time earth-side seems a bit tame for you, try out the Mission: SPACE ride which simulates a realistic launch into space where you and your crew pilot your capsule to Mars! Or pop on over to the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, a new ride at Disney where there is the first ever reverse-launch coaster and one of the largest fully-enclosed coasters in the world! Or head on over to Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure where you zip, dash and scurry through Gusteau’s kitchen as if you were Remy.
Our final day will be spent at Hollywood Studios. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be Woody or Buzz Lightyear, wait no longer! Step into Toy Story Land where you will immediately feel like you are the size of a toy. Filled with rides, such as the Slinky Dog Dash Rollercoaster, it’s a fun place to be entertained and keep an eye out for Buzz, Jessie and all your Toy Story favorites walking around the park. Hollywood Studios also offers plenty of stage shows to watch, such as ‘Frozen Sing-Along Celebration’, ‘Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage’ or ‘Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular’. If you’re a fan of Star Wars, this will be your day to explore fun rides and experiences such as ‘Star Wars – The Adventure Continues’ where you jump into hyperspace on a thrilling 3D flight to famous Star Wars destinations. Or step aboard the ‘Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run’ for an interactive smuggling mission.
In between all the exploring, rides, and delicious rides, we’ll also be sure to do some Disney shopping. We’re sure we can find special celebratory merchandise to commemorate our time at Disney.
But don’t forget the best part, meeting your favorite Disney Characters such as Olaf, Mickey, Sully, Woody and more! So ‘Be Our Guest’, bring your Mickey ears, and get ready for a magical trip!
This trip is for our travelers from the state of Iowa.
Signup Deadline: Monday, August 28, 2023 but we expect this trip to sell out before this date so reserve your spot now!