The Ultimate Disney Wish List
Updated June 8, 2023
Originally published August 9, 2017
There’s a whole world of Disney adventures 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 have. And when you’re ready to make some of these wishes come true, book them with your Disney® Visa® Credit Card to take advantage of special vacation financing.1 Here’s to dreaming big!
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 parks on some of the most magical courses on Earth! Earn spectacular, magical medals to commemorate your achievement as you go the distance alongside the runDisney community and beloved Disney Characters on-course. If you’re a Cardmember and have a Disney park reservation, 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
A vacation at Magic Kingdom® Park already brings fantastical sights and fairytale experiences fit for a royal family (including yours, of course). But for an astonishing view of the world-renowned nighttime spectaculars that occur every night, check out Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise! As you embark on one of Disney’s iconic ferryboats for an unforgettable evening on the Seven Seas Lagoon, feast on scrumptious desserts as you take in the dazzling display of the “Disney Enchantment” nighttime fireworks finale from a truly unique vantage point.
3. Attend holiday celebrations across Disney parks
Add the unforgettable holiday celebrations at Disney parks to your list. Delicious festive treats, breathtaking decorations, merry music and plenty more festive cheer abound throughout Walt Disney World® Resort and the Disneyland® Resort. So don’t wait for Santa; give yourself and your family the gift of a Disney parks holiday too big to fit in a stocking!
Disney fans, assemble! For an unconventionally epic event worth counting down for, get your tickets and prepare your costume for D23 Expo! From star sightings to the traditional costume contest Mousequerade, you’ll see why D23 is considered the ultimate Disney fan experience. And keep in mind, you can redeem Disney Rewards Dollars toward exclusive expo merchandise, too.2
If you’re looking for a way to get into the spooky season spirit, celebrate from the deck of a Disney Cruise Line ship. Spine-tingling treats, Characters in costume and themed activities create a bewitching party you’ll talk about for 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 creepy keepsakes or 20% off a non-discounted massage or facial treatment most days.34
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 heart that goes into THE LION KING and ALADDIN onstage. Dancing, special effects and spectacular scenes will make you feel like a part of your favorite Disney classics. Cardmembers can also get an exclusive VIP package after purchasing premium tickets with the Disney Visa Card, which includes premium seating, a keepsake cup and a commemorative print.5
Take the whole ’ohana to Aulani Resort, but be sure to save some time for the spa. Laniwai, A Disney Spa has received accolades for its world-class treatments and premier facilities. Check out O‘ahu’s only outdoor hydrotherapy garden or go for a signature Lomilomi massage, a traditional Hawaiian technique passed down from generation to generation by healing kupuna, or elders. Cardmembers can relax even further: redeem your Disney Rewards Dollars toward your spa services and purchases.2
Go from “once upon a time” to “remember that time…?” with an unforgettable fairytale vacation! River Cruises with Adventures by Disney®, a leader in guided group family travel, combine onboard luxury with authentic and immersive experiences throughout Europe, such as exploring medieval castles straight out of storybooks and hands-on activities like horseback riding! And with your Disney-trained Adventure Guides leading the way, you’ll receive exclusive access and VIP treatment throughout your hassle-free vacation so you can focus on what really matters: being together.
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 three-hour, private guided tour into those landscapes and off the beaten path of Kilimanjaro Safaris to see these incredible creatures close enough to count the stripes and spots! Book this tour with your Disney Visa Card to receive 15% off mid-day tours; block out dates apply.67
Moonlight Magic is an exclusive opportunity for Disney Vacation Club® Members to enjoy Disney parks after normal hours, including many fan-favorite attractions. Character sightings, tasty snacks and more are available at these complimentary events for Members—all the more reason to consider joining this community to take vacations to the next level.
What could make this Disney wish list even more ultimate? Making it your own! Learn more about special vacation financing when booking a qualifying vacation package with your Disney Visa Card and start making those dreams come true.1
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