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    Disney in Hawaii & Wyoming?!

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    DIZNEWS: Disney's theme parks group, which has already expanded
    into cruise lines, will test leading group tours to Hawaii and
    Wyoming this summer, a spokeswoman said on Thursday. Disney plans to
    take about 400-450 veterans of its parks and ships on one-week tours
    in groups of 35 people or less. The test trips will be at discount
    rates. Mickey Mouse won't be hiking in the mountains or getting a
    tan on the beach, but Disney expects its reputation for service to
    draw crowds of customers nonetheless. Disney will hire its own
    guides for the trips, which could form the beginning of a new
    business. The initial Hawaii trip will include visits to the big
    island of Hawaii, Oahu and Kauai, while the Wyoming trip will take
    in the Grand Tetons, Jackson Hole and Yellowstone.
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    keep hearing from rumours to think "BIG" within DVC---wonder if this is any connection??

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    Come on DVC...HAWAII...HAWAII!!! To heck with the Contemporary rumors, let's get a move on Hawaii!
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    I agree Amanda--I have heard the Hawaii thing and a possible ski destination--lots of members I know here have heard through the guides, and one member has a family member that works for dvc, etc. . .

    here's our pixie dust

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    I am posting this link so other DVC members can read what the other think.


    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=744073

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    More information from MickeyNews:

    The Walt Disney Co. will test the concept of offering guided tours to destinations far from its theme parks and having little to do with Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck or its other famed characters, a spokeswoman said Thursday. Disney is recruiting families aboard its Disney Cruise Line, at its World of Disney Store in New York and elsewhere, offering them discounted trips to Hawaii and Wyoming in the summer.

    Disney will charge $5,600-$7,800 for a family of four and will take groups of about 30 on guided tours to the two states. Plans are for six tours to Wyoming and nine to Hawaii.

    While stressing that the concept is only a test, Disney will consider making a business of it if it is deemed successful, said Lisa Haines, vp strategic communications at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts.

    Haines said the cost for the test families does not include airfare to the states, but all interior transportation and accommodations are included.

    The "story-based" itineraries include visits to the islands of Oahu, Hawaii, and Kauai for the families taking part in the Escape to Paradise trip; and to Jackson Hole, Grand Teton and Yellowstone for those experiencing the Quest for the West adventure in Wyoming.

    Haines said Disney will hire one or two guides per group of 30 or so vacationers. The concept has been dubbed Adventures by Disney.
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    gosh i hope its hawaii and doesn't cost alot for singles or couples

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    Disney Does Jersey!!!

    Disney will also be conducting tours of New Jersey's high points:

    "Ovah heah, you gots dis ting. Over deah, you gots anotha. Hey, joik! You looking at me? Yeah, well, dat's Camden over deah, beautiful downtown Newahk, and dose lovely stacks over dere is spewing out toxic gas. Nice 'eh? You got a problem with da tour?"
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    Lou, I laughed so hard I almost fell off my chair! Newark, NJ would be a true test of just how well Disney can spread pixie dust and spin stories!
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