If there’s one thing Disney fans have in common, it’s believing in the ability to bring dreams to life. After all, Disney started as one man’s dream before he took steps to make it a reality— in Walt’s words, “it was all started by a mouse!” Now, there’s a whole world of Disney adventures, opportunities, and one-of-a-kind sights out there.
Here’s our wish list of some of the most interesting, exciting and downright fun Disney experiences you can start bringing to life— ideas we hope will inspire many more dreams to come!
Dive into an immersive scuba experience where marina life and colorful coral await amidst calm, clear waters . . . all within the aquarium at The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot®! Arrive with proof of SCUBA certification and cast members will provide equipment and information to help guide your adventure.
Whether you’re a first time runner or an experienced endurance athlete, runDisney® is the premier destination race series where you run through the Disney Theme Parks on some of the most magical courses on Earth! If you’re a Disney® Visa® Cardmember, be sure to bring your Disney Rewards Redemption Card so you can use your Disney Rewards Dollars to treat yourself after the race to a decadent meal or a shopping spree at the Parks!2,3
A stay at the world-renowned Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World® Resort already comes with luxury accommodations fit for a royal family (including yours, of course). But you can also charter a special Fireworks Cruise to watch Magic Kingdom® Park’s nighttime spectacular with a view unlike any other.
Go from “once upon a time” to “remember that time . . . ?” with an unforgettable fairytale vacation! Adventures by Disney River Cruises combine luxury on deck with local wonders throughout Europe, such as medieval castles straight out of storybooks and hands-on activities like horseback riding! Cardmembers, keep your Disney Visa Card handy for special vacation financing when booking this or other Adventures by Disney experiences.4
Find a Disney Store near you and bring your little one for a chance to be selected to be part of the special opening ceremony! A giant lock and key will open the store for the day with fanfare that will make any young dreamer feel like royalty. Once inside, Cardmembers can save 10% on select purchases of $50 or more throughout the store!5
Three . . . two . . . wonderment! If you’re looking for a way to ring in the New Year and set an enchanting tone for the months to follow, celebrate from the deck of a Disney Cruise Line ship. Food, fun, and of course, fireworks will kick off the year in a party you’ll talk about for new years to come. Cardmembers, don’t forget to use your Disney Visa Card throughout the voyage and take advantage of things like 10% off select purchases of $50 or more when buying souvenirs or 20% off a non-discounted massage or facial treatment on port days.6,7
Whether you’re an LA native or counting the Walk of Fame stars on vacation, there’s no moviegoing experience quite like the El Capitan. Every movie is an event at this Hollywood home for Disney movies old and new, including live organ performances that hearken back to the Golden Age of films.
You know the songs and stories by heart, but wait until you see the thought that goes into THE LION KING, ALADDIN, and FROZEN (coming soon) onstage. Dancing, special effects, and spectacular scenes will make you feel like a part of your favorite Disney classics. Cardmembers receive an exclusive VIP Package with the purchase of premium tickets to ALADDIN, THE LION KING or FROZEN on Broadway.8
Walk through the history and creative innovation of Disneyland® Park in the “Walk in Walt’s Disneyland® Footsteps” Guided Tour, which lets you experience classic attractions with special sights of the Park unavailable to most Guests. Plus, the tour includes a delicious meal once you’re done feasting your eyes. Experience Disney history and use your Disney Visa Card when making a reservation for the tour to receive 15% off the non-discounted price.9
Take the whole ’ohana to Aulani Resort . . . but be sure to save some time for the spa. Laniwai Spa has already received accolades for its nearly 150 world-class treatments and premier facilities — including O’ahu’s only outdoor hydrotherapy garden! Cardmembers can relax even further: redeem your Disney Rewards Dollars toward your spa purchases.2
11. Attend both ultimate holiday celebrations across Disney Parks
Enjoy one season at Walt Disney World® Resort for holiday events and a stay at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, with some of the best decorations of any Resort. Spend the next season at the Disneyland® Resort to witness the unique seasonal spectacles at Disney California Adventure® Park and stay among the majestic trees of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa. Who knows: this just might become a new tradition!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park is known for breathtaking presentations of exotic and endangered beasts in open, beautiful landscapes. With the Wild Africa Trek, a VIP safari, you can take a 3-hour, private guided tour into those landscapes and off the beaten path of Kilimanjaro Safari to see these incredible creatures close enough to count the stripes and spots!
Disney Vacation Club Moonlight Magic is an awesome excuse to enjoy Disney Parks past regular hours, including Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Walt Disney World® Resort’s popular water park! Moonlight Magic is for Disney Vacation Club Members only, making it one of many ways Disney Vacation Club brings Disney family vacations to a new level.
What could make this Disney wish list even more ultimate? Making it your own! To get started, check out all the ways Cardmembers can take their Disney dreams and make them come true.