Disney is probably one of the most visited theme parks in the world. Disney is filled with characters, rides, adventures and fun-filled attractions. Many have come and conquered the park to the best of their ability…or at least they thought they did. There are so many hidden VIP gems in Disneyland that many have no clue exist. There are exclusive VIP clubs, hidden basketball courts, real abandoned mines and VIP guided tours! We are going to take a tour of Disneyland VIP style!
When I say Disney Club 33 does, that mean anything to you? It didn’t mean much to me either. At first, I thought it may have been some type of new hybrid Mickey Mouse Club that encompassed all of the Disney characters, but boy was I wrong! Disney Club 33 is an exclusive club in Disneyland’s New Orleans Square. It was originally opened in the 1960’s to accommodate 33 corporate sponsors. It provided them with a secret location to meet with Walt Disney, bring their families and also entertain them. It is the only location in the entire park that serves alcohol. It is also a full-service restaurant and has at least six different menus to order from. In order to get inside you have to press the buzzer on the intercom which is hidden underneath a panel in the doorway or you can place your membership card on the emblem to unlock the door. But don’t just show up thinking you will get in, there is an initiation fee of $40,000…after you have received an exclusive invite to join by another member and it is approved! There is also an annual membership fee between $12,500 to $30,000, depending on the level of membership. he membership is so exclusive, that they won’t even tell you where you are on the list to get in, so don’t even waste your time trying to figure it out. All you can do is just wait on the call!
You don’t have to wait for exclusive membership to be treated like Disney royalty. You can always take the VIP escorted Disney tour and live the day of your dreams! You can enjoy this service at around $360-500 per hour and have your whole time planned out. You’ll be able to jump the lines having expedited access to various attractions, rides, character greetings and shows. You can also get reserved seating at the shows and parades! Just imagine hours of being treated like Disney royalty; even having your dining planned for you anywhere in the park all hassle free! Just imagine a day with a Disney expert, giving you all the inside scoop about everything you may want to know as well as things you might not have known. You can spot the VIP tour guides walking through the park in red and blue plaid vests. The VIP tour is definitely a way to feel like a celebrity for a day.
There are also many hidden gems in Disneyland like…a hidden basketball court and abandoned mines! Matterhorn is known for bobsledding and is a major attraction in the park, but it also houses a half-court basketball hoop in the mountain about 100ft up, that climbers use on their breaks.
And while you are enjoying your country and western train ride back to the past in Frontierland…you will see a real abandoned mine shaft! Up until around 1977, it was an active mine. The whole theme was built around an actual mining location.
There is so much glamour and glitz available at Disneyland that is unseen by the average person. Just imagine you and your family spending your day at Disneyland on VIP status and knowing the things you now know about. This can become a whole new experience for you! Why not go back to Disneyland VIP style!
~ Christina de'Neil
Destination travel means different things to different people. That’s because your reasons for traveling the globe are sure to be different from the family’s next door. No matter why you’re packing your bags or where you want to go, we have eight amazing guided tours that will fit your plans, your lifestyle, and your budget.
1. North American Guided Tour
National Parks and historic landmarks are among the hidden gems of our North American and Canadian tours. You’ll lose yourself in New England’s cobblestone streets and gorgeous foliage and fall in love with Canada’s breathtaking lakes and coastal sites.
2. Hawaii Guided Tour
We’ll take you to popular white-sand beaches and secluded spots with serene waters and life-changing landscapes. From historic landmarks to dramatic cliffs, you’ll see every sight on your list on professional and self-guided island tours.
3. South American Guided Tour
From the romance of Rio de Janeiro to the intrigue of the Amazon Jungle, the colorful culture and lively excitement of South and Central America come to life on this adventurous tour.
4. African Guided Tour
The beauty, splendor, and wonder of Africa opens itself to you on this amazing tour. You’ll love everything from the bustling bazaars to the unbelievable safaris. You’ll see the Egypt pyramids and learn about the ancient Pharoahs they were built to impress.
5. European Guided Tour
There’s so much to see on our European tour, you’ll find yourself booking it year after year. Travel across a variety of European continents and luxuriate in the distinctive cultures of Italy, England, Spain and France.
6. Asian Guided Tour
Discover the unique culture and quiet dignity of Japan, Thailand, or India on your tour of Asia. From the Great Wall of China to a cruise on the Yangtze River, the history and culture of Asia will take your breath away.
7. Australia and New Zealand Guided Tours
Discover the rugged Outback of Australia and the flawless beaches of New Zealand when you book our South Pacific vacation package. From rugged terrain for outdoor enthusiasts to charming towns for antiquing and lazy afternoons, you’ll find it all on this guided tour.
8. Religious Guided Tours
If you’re looking for faith-based travel and a spiritual retreat that looks and feels like a vacation, this is the tour for you. It’s a life-changing experience that lets you experience the people, places, sculptures, and artwork that remind you that you’re part of something bigger than you.
Head on over to Blueface Destinations and start exploring the dropdown menu on our Guided Tours tab. You’ll find it nested under the Destinations Tab and find yourself packing your bags and adding another stamp to your passport.
Having so many destinations around the world to choose from can prove daunting for even the most seasoned traveler. Let Blueface Destinations help you plan the best travel adventure for you. When you click on the Destinations Tab of our website, the whole world opens up for you to explore.
The first thing you’ll notice when you click that tab is our interactive travel map. Start your vacation plans by clicking on each country, picking out the areas and cities you’d love to discover, and choosing the hidden locales where you’d like to sight-see. The next thing you’ll see is a list of continents, countries, cities, and towns waiting for you to come experience their rich cultures and lavish beauty. When you click on each destination, you’ll find an overview of the locale, a list of important key facts, and information like:
Right under that, you’ll see our suggested list of 10 Great Worldwide Travel Destinations. What are you seeking on your travels? Whether it’s the peace and serenity of quiet luxury or the thrill and adventure of sightseeing and exploration, we’ve put it all at your fingertips. From unique cultures to great food, we put all the choices and information you need right on our Destination page. Watch our slideshow and let us show you why you’ll love destination travel and why now is the right time to go!
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Is your spirit of adventure looking for a new travel destination? Is your sense of wanderlust kicking itself into high gear? Stop fighting it! Let the friendly, professional travel specialists at Blueface Destinations turn your travel dreams into your down to earth reality. Here’s how we can help.
Head on over to our website and click on the Destinations Tab. Of course, we’ve designed every page of our website to give you an easy-to-navigate, streamlined online experience. Our Destinations tab, though, is the key to planning an unbelievable adventure. Here’s what you’ll find when you click that link.
We know everyone’s travel goals are different. That’s why we offer a variety of travel plans to meet your specific travel needs. Do you want to ride the European rails? Are you a foodie who’s ready to cook and taste your way through unique culinary travel? Maybe you’re the lucky bride and groom who need to book an amazing destination wedding. From outdoor enthusiasts who love hiking and trekking to fashionistas who want to shop their way around the world, we have the perfect travel package for you.
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Do you live by the water? Or off the shore of the ocean or lake? Have you ever wanted too? Believe it or not there is an entire city of people, who built their homes and community on a lake; it’s called Ganvie! Ganvie is over 500 years old and located in Benin, Africa lying in Lake Nokoué, near Cotonou. They have a population of around 20,000 people. The name Ganvie comes from the Fon language meaning “We have survived”. The lake city came about during the Portuguese invasion, when they went to Benin in search of slaves. The people of Ganvie created homes on the water, because the Fon were forbidden by their religion to advance upon a water bound settlement. Any groups of people who lived on water were, by the law of the Fon, safe and therefore could not be captured and sold into slavery. This unique lake city attracts about 10,000 tourists each year and is often described as the Venice of Africa!
The unique bamboo homes are all constructed on stilts over the water and functions like any other community. There are health centers, churches and schools. They also have bars, restaurants, cafes and water villas for tourists. They depend on fishing as both as source of income and food. They sell many other goods at their water markets. At the water market you’ll find beautiful clothing, fish, bread, milk, condiments and fruits. On Lake Nokoué you can take a tour of the lake city, either on a canoe or motorized boat.
Water does rule everything at Ganvie, but watersports are limited in this area, because the tides and currents can make it extremely dangerous for the people in the village. But there are some nice beaches at Ouidah as well as Grand Popo.
Some of the other local attractions in Benin is the Festival it is the Voodoo Festival. It is expected that you donate $30-$50 USD per person to your hosts This payment also allows you to film and photograph. This festival begins on January 11 every year. It’s about an hour drive from Cotonou in Quidah. You can expect to see ancestor worship, singing, dancing, drumming, and a spirit possession. These ancient beliefs were brought by slaves in the seventeenth century who were captured from the Dahomey Kingdom. The word 'voodoo' derived from the word 'vodu' in the Dahomey language of Fon and means "spirit."
Benin weather is humid and hot with average temperatures of 72-95 degrees Fahrenheit. Benin’s southern area experiences very hot weather in some months of the year. There is a long dry season that starts in December until March. the southern part of Benin experiences a dry wind throughout these months. The rainy season starts in March and continues until July. Then the dry season is in the months of July, August and September. Within the northern area of Benin there’s only one rainy season and temperatures can rise to a maximum of 104 degrees throughout the summer months. The maximum volume of rainfall happens in the central area of Benin.