From the Orlando Sentinel regarding Adventures by Disney:
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Disney global tours see a rise in popularity after 3 years

Scott Powers | Sentinel Staff Writer
December 17, 2007

Camel riding in the Australian Outback. Dining in the Eiffel Tower. Snorkeling over a Costa Rican coral reef. Sleeping in an Irish castle. Biking around Golden Gate Park. Those are just some of the vacation experiences that Disney just can't bring to its theme parks.

So Walt Disney Co. officials decided: If they can't bring the Tuscan countryside to Disney, they can always take Disney to the Tuscan countryside -- and find ways to make it Disney, arranging everything from hotels to cooking lessons from local chefs with that Disney style. Now, with its 3-year-old "Adventures by Disney" program, the company appears to have claimed a strong position in the worldwide packaged-tour business.
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