Back in July, Al Lutz mentioned in a Miceage article a plan for new Adventures by Disney tour iteneraries to go "backstage" at Disneyland to see how the rides work and all of the secret stuff they hide back there. It appears Al was right as Adventures by Disney has just released a new tour for 2008 called..... wait for it..... Backstage Magic!
The tour is described on the Adventures by Disney site thusly; "Enjoy VIP treatment when you visit legendary Hollywood landmarks, see how the magic is made at Walt Disney Imagineering, eat lunch on the lot at Walt Disney Studios, and get a peek behind the fantasy at the Disneyland? Resort."
There are 39 separate 5-night tour dates newly being offered, beginning in April, 2008 and going through early 2009. The first tour is still 8 months away, and no word yet on official pricing. But how many locals would take an Adventures by Disney tour here in SoCal to see that sort of stuff? And what is the most you would pay?
I might do it for 100 bucks or so. But realize I have no desire to see the slimy and grimy streets of Hollywood, and I've already wandered around the grounds of the Disney Studios once before. But then I'm a local and would only be interested in the WDI and Disneyland parts of the tour, and I bet those are just a few hours at each of those two locations.
Something tells me though that the price tag for these 5 night tours is well north of a thousand dollars per person. I'm imagining a price tag of perhaps $1,800 for adults for this thing. And you probably have to go to Hollywood too with a perky tour guide running defense against hookers and stinky panhandlers.
Okay, now that I think about it, I might pay extra just to see a perky Disney tour guide try to deal with the street trash and scary environs of Hollywood while happily pointing out the sights and hoping no one in her tour group gets mugged. http://abd.disney.go.com/abd/en_US/i...NewItineraries