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Live Disney’s ‘Frozen’ This Summer With Adventures By Disney

NORWAY FAMILY VACATION HIGHLIGHTS •	Bergen 

Begin your adventure with a visit to this storybook village which served as the inspiration for the kingdom of Arendelle, home to Anna and her sister Elsa—in Disney's epic animated-adventure, Frozen. 	•	Fjord Country 

Discover the natural beauty and cultural heritage of this dramatic Scandinavian region as you meet local storytellers, fisherman and farmers along the way. 	•	River Rafting 

Feel the exhilaration as your family floats along the waters of one of Norway's breathtaking rivers as it carries you through the gorgeous Norwegian landscapes of natural beauty and wonder. 	•	Learn Norwegian Folk Dancing 

Take part in the rich history of one of the region's most beloved pastimes—folk dancing—where you'll feel like a local from Arendelle as you whirl around like Anna in Frozen. 	•	Trout Fishing 

Step into the glacial blue waters of Lake Loen for a net fishing experience to catch some of the native trout in this unique activity that will have you feeling like a true local. 	•	Visit Stave Churches 

Get a close-up look at these wooden masterpieces that remain an important part of Norway's heritage as well as serving as the inspiration for much of the film's architecture.
Relive Disney’s “Frozen” with Adventures By Disney in Norway. // (c) 2013 Disney

Disney’s newest blockbuster animation film, “Frozen”, has taken over the minds of my children. They are singing all of the songs (actually, they sing everything now, imitating princesses Elsa and Anna), they want to build a snowman (tragic, as we live in Los Angeles) and they are dying to go to Arendelle, the fictional Scandinavian kingdom where the movie takes place.

Thankfully, Adventures By Disney has anticipated my children’s (and I’m sure many other children’s) desires and launched a new guided tour in Norway, beginning in late spring/early summer. Already an ideal family destination, young explorers can now feel a little closer to their new heroes with a visit to the country’s fjords and charming villages and explore the Nordic culture that inspired the film. Girls can dance like Anna, explore the northern sea by boat and visit the ice with a stop at a glacier. Although it’s inspired by the film, the adventure offers much more with visits to local farms, river rafting adventures and scenic hikes.

Itinerary At-A-Glance

  • Bergen

    Begin your adventure with a visit to this storybook village which served as the inspiration for the kingdom of Arendelle, home to Anna and her sister Elsa—in Disney’s epic animated-adventure, Frozen.

 

  • Fjord Country

    Discover the natural beauty and cultural heritage of this dramatic Scandinavian region as you meet local storytellers, fisherman and farmers along the way.

 

  • River Rafting

    Feel the exhilaration as your family floats along the waters of one of Norway’s breathtaking rivers as it carries you through the gorgeous Norwegian landscapes of natural beauty and wonder.

 

  • Learn Norwegian Folk Dancing

    Take part in the rich history of one of the region’s most beloved pastimes—folk dancing—where you’ll feel like a local from Arendelle as you whirl around like Anna in Frozen.

 

  • Trout Fishing

    Step into the glacial blue waters of Lake Loen for a net fishing experience to catch some of the native trout in this unique activity that will have you feeling like a true local.

 

  • Visit Stave Churches

    Get a close-up look at these wooden masterpieces that remain an important part of Norway’s heritage as well as serving as the inspiration for much of the film’s architecture.

Departures being on May 31 and start around $4,800.

www.adventuresbydisney.com

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Favorite Family Travel Destination: Alaska Cruise

Cruising with toddlers
Ava, now an avid cruiser, on a Disney cruise

It’s throwback Thursday, and I’m thinking back on some favorite family travel destinations like this Alaska cruise onboard the Disney Wonder in 2011.

New ‘World of Color – Winter Dreams’ Will Debut at Disneyland in November

Disney's World of Color - Winter Dreams // (c) Disney
Disney’s World of Color – Winter Dreams // (c) Disney

So excited for a new World of Color at Disneyland Resort this holiday season. Today, the Disneyland Resort announced that “World of Color − Winter Dreams,” an all-new holiday version of the popular “World of Color” after-dark spectacular, will debut at Disney California Adventure Park, Friday, Nov. 15, kicking off the Holiday Season.

Disneyland Fantasy Faire Revealed

The princesses have a new home at Disneyland Fantasy Faire, right next to Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. Rapunzel and Belle even have their own shows

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The Magic of Disney

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The four cowgirls // (c) 2012 Janeen Christoff
This was a big week for me and Disney. We started the week out with a visit to CarsLand at Disney California Adventure. While I think we were there on one of the hottest days of the year, and didn’t get to ride the rides for fear the kids would melt in line (and some bad planning on mom’s part), we did have fun checking it out along with Carthay Circle – both of which are impressive and not to be missed. The best advice is to get to Radiator Springs early – very early in the summer – to get a fastpass, especially if you have small children.

Our next Disney adventure was with Adventures by Disney. While my daughter doesn’t understand why her magic wand doesn’t work, surely Disney has figured out how to wave theirs just right. On our Quest for the West tour to Wyoming, every milestone was met from wild west adventure to wildlife spotting (and, thankfully, none of the planning was left to me). Even on our abbreviated media trip, the feeling that we missed something didn’t even occur to me – it was that well planned. And for this, I respect Adventures by Disney. Clearly, since the Disney brand is well-known for top-notch product, its tours are expected to also achieve the highest levels of satisfaction. Having now experienced it for myself, this does, indeed ring true. From horseback riding through stunning, isolated valleys to whitewater rafting class III rapids with a 5-year-old, every activity was planned to perfection. And maybe a little too much, I know four people who would turn around and go back this very minute.