What Adventures By Disney is Like, by an ABD veteran

Guest Blog by “ChickaPhant”

In 10 days I embark on my next Adventures By Disney (ABD) trip to Alaska. This will be my third adventure.  My prior adventures were to London and Paris in 2011 and China in 2013.

The ABD experience is awesome. A few weeks before your adventure begins, your welcome pack arrives. This includes your itinerary and a special gift. For my first tour we received blue back packs with the ABD logo. On my second trip we received water resistant green backpacks that collapse unto themself. This year we received a white logo tote and a leather type portfolio which included ABD travel tags.

Upon arrival at the airport you are met by a member of the ABD team. From there you are taken to your hotel and a meet and greet with your Disney guides. The trip starts with a welcome dinner where you meet other travelers. To this day we are still friends with fellow adventures.

Each day of your tour the agenda is scheduled for fun and enjoyment with your guides taking the lead. We were able to see so many sites. On our first tour there were families and our guides did a great job with the kids. My second tour was the adult only tour however everyone was enjoying the Disney experience.

Each day your adventure ends with pins that are only available for those on the tours.  The pins are tied to the day’s events. For example after visiting the Great Wall in China, we received a Mulan pin. In addition while on the tour, you receive Disney gifts. For my first tour we received aluminum bottles and travel bags. On the second tour we received a different travel bag and an ABD pen. During the adventure the guides will surprise you with pictures that are postcards that you can send to your family. During the adventure they are also taking lots of pictures and at the end you will be given a link to be able to download all of them.

For both adventures we booked a trip afterward to attend a Disney park. While in Paris we stayed on property and visited Paris Disneyland and The Walt Disney Studios. While in Hong Kong we also stayed on property and visited Hong Kong Disneyland.

I cannot wait to share my Disney Alaskan experience with The Main Street Mouse Nation.


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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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