Thursday, 14 August 2014

Adventures by Disney - From Home to Afar!

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I'm the Final stop on our Magical Blogorail :)

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I wasn't all that familiar with 'Adventures by Disney' until writing for this loop ... and I have to say, I was blown away by the selection on offer! So much so, I was torn between two amazing looking adventures!

First up is 'Scotland: A Brave Adventure'!

This might seem a bit odd ... considering I'm from Scotland ... but bear with me (excuse the pun).


Reading the itinerary gave me goosebumps! Yes, I live in Scotland, but believe it or not I've never actually ventured to any of the destinations listed apart from Edinburgh! And the activities for Edinburgh are things I've always wanted to do but never really got round to :)

Some highlights include a visit to the National Museum of Scotland, where you will see the Chessmen of Lewis - not only one of the most significant archaeological finds of the last 200 years, but also the chess pieces seen in Merida's bedroom in the Disney Pixar movie Brave! A private tour of Edinburgh Castle - the last time I visited here was on a school trip in the 90's ... I don't remember much lol ... so this would be awesome! A visit to the Isle of Skye, Glen Coe, Fort William and Eilean Donan Castle. Whiskey tasting (oh yes), Scone making and Céilidh dancing! A visit to Loch Ness and Urquart Castle, and  a short flight to the Isle of Lewis where you venture to the Callanish Standing Stones and follow in the footsteps of Merida and the whisps!

Then it's back to Inverness where adventurers get to try their hand at Archery! I'd be sure to pack my Merida costume! This Scottish adventure is wrapped up with ... you guessed it ... even more Castles!! Glamis Castle; the inspiration for Shakespeare's Macbeth! And Dunnottar Castle; the inspiration for Merida's Castle in Brave! Just look at this beauty!

Moonrise Dunnottar Castle by Angus Clyne

Doesn't that all sound brilliant!? So many of Brave's inspirations are so close to my home! However ... I could always visit a lot of these sights on my weekends ... which made me swing towards a second, more adventurous option (this is Adventures by Disney after all!) ... Southern California!

I've always wanted to visit the 'original' Disneyland in California ... and this would be the perfect way to do it ... in luxury and in style! With a bit of Hollywood tossed in for fun!

This adventure begins with a private Hollywood Excursion followed by a trip to the Jim Henson Company! Yes please! Then it's off to Disneyland, Anaheim for (take a deep breath) a Walt Disney Imagineering Tour, a visit to the Walt Disney Studios and the Walt Disney Archives, a VIP evening and next full day in Disneyland Park including areas off limits to other park guests such as the Disneyland Dream Suite and Walt's personal apartment!! (This would be a dream ... I can't even tell you how much I'd love to see his apartment!) Then, a VIP day in Disney California Adventure Park topped off with a VIP viewing of World of Colour! (Yes ... we Brits spell Colour with a u! :P)

Is it just me ... or is this pretty much the dream trip of any Disney geek!? I adore Disneyland Paris ... but boy oh boy would I love to see where it all began in Anaheim, California :)

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