The 7 Best Disney Vacations That Don’t Require Park Admission

When we think of Disney vacations, we immediately think of Disneyland and Walt Disney World. However, theme parks aren’t the only way to experience the magic of Disney. From Adventures by Disney all-inclusive vacation packages to five star resorts and spas around the world, Disney makes just about anywhere seem like the happiest place on Earth.

Want the magic of Disney to follow you on your next getaway? From a fan-favorite Disney vacation (page 5) to one of the most popular travel destinations in the world (page 7), we share the seven best Disney vacations that don’t require park admission, ahead.

1. Costa Rica

Palms at the beach in Puerto Carrillo, Costa Rica

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Thinking about a trip to Costa Rica? One way to check this destination off your travel bucket list is through Adventures by Disney’s seven day all-inclusive Costa Rica vacation package. At around $3,899 per person, the trip includes airfare, hotel accommodations, meals (six breakfasts, four lunches, and five dinners), and 10 excursions and activities — including, white water rafting, a rain forest gondola ride, and Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort.

Next: A special Animal Kingdom-themed vacation package for adults

2. South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

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The safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is impressive, but nothing beats the real deal. And, in celebration of Animal Kingdom’s 20th anniversary, Adventures by Disney is offering a 10 day all-inclusive South Africa vacation package for $11,499 per person. Albeit steep, the ticket price includes airfare, hotel accommodations, and meals (nine breakfasts, nine lunches, and eight dinners).

In addition, the trip includes special guests, Imagineer Joe Rohde and Dr. Mark Penning, and highlights some of South Africa’s best — including, Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and Knysna Elephant Park — among other memorable activities.

Next: A quick overseas getaway

3. Rome, Italy

Colosseum in Rome and morning sun, Italy

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Looking for a quick European getaway? Adventures by Disney now offers a three night all-inclusive vacation package to Rome, Italy. Disney’s guests will enjoy hotel accommodations at the Marriott Grand Hotel Flora, airfare, meals (four breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners), five excursions — including the Colosseum and Rome Forum and a Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel tour.

Next: Disney’s version of a Hawaiian paradise.

4. Aulani Resort

Aulani Resort

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Want to live your best Moana life? Consider a trip to Disney’s Hawaiian resort, Aulani. Located in Kapolei, Hawaii, the resort is a true paradise. Enjoy stunning ocean views while enjoying some of the included activities — crafts in the Pau Hana Room, Ukulele lessons, the Ka Maka Grotto, movie nights, and more — or head to the beach for some fun in the sun.

Next: One of the most popular Disney vacations.

5. A Disney cruise

Disney Cruise Magic

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There’s no doubt that a Disney cruise is one of the most popular Disney vacations out there. And with over ten cruises and destinations to choose from, there’s something for everyone. From Spain to Barcelona to the best of Northern Europe, discover your next cruise vacation with Adventures by Disney.

Next: Visit our friends in the North.

6. Canadian Rockies

Canadian rockies

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If you’ve always dreamed of visiting the Canadian Rockies, Disney has you covered. Adventures by Disney offers a seven-day all-inclusive vacation package to the Canadian Rockies for around $4,549 per person. This price includes hotel accommodations, airfare, meals (six breakfasts, four lunches, and four dinners), and seven excursions that highlight some of the Rockies’ most incredible features.

Next: This is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world.

7. Iceland

a mountain over a plain with a small house in iceland

It’s one of the most popular travel destinations. | Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

Considered one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, Iceland is definitely a bucket list item. And while the Blue Lagoon and Kerið Crater are magical on their own, a dose of Disney magic makes them even better.

If you book a trip through Adventures by Disney, you can enjoy an all-inclusive week long stay in one of Europe’s most magnificent places for around $8,000 per person. The price includes hotel, airfare, meals (seven breakfasts, six lunches, and five dinners), two tour guides, 14 different excursions and activities, and a host of other five star accommodations.

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