Adventures by Disney™ provides immersive Disney-guided family vacation experiences to exciting destinations across seven continents. Families traveling with Adventures by Disney™ receive extraordinary service while touring unique locations around the globe by land, river cruise or expedition cruise. With Disney-trained Adventure Guides, local experts, engaging activities, ample amenities and personal touches throughout, Adventures by Disney™ excites, thrills, and pleases family members of all ages.
Each adventure has its own unique character that will appeal to
different people. Some of our trips focus on the outdoors, with
whitewater rafting, horseback riding and hiking being some of the
optional activities. Other trips will explore highlights of cities,
with historical tours, theater and gourmet meals.
Each adventure has its own unique character that
will appeal to different people. Some of our trips
focus on the outdoors, with whitewater rafting,
horseback riding and hiking being some of the optional
activities. Other trips will explore highlights of
cities, with historical tours, theater and gourmet
Trips range from 7 to 14 days in length, depending
on the destination.
Accommodations are among the best an area has to
The platform for all trips is the authenticity of
experiencing the destination while incorporating
magical Disney touches and surprises.
This year our peak season for running adventures is
from May through August, with some destinations
Who Are Our Guests?
The Adventures by Disney™ business is founded on
We anticipate most of our guests are fans of Walt
Disney Parks and Resorts® and Disney Cruise Line®, and
will be looking forward to a Disney quality experience
with the spotlight on the region that we are
Departures vary, but each group size will have
approximately 30 - 40 guests, with a third of these
ADVENTURE GUIDE Overview
Adventure Guides are expected to juggle a myriad of tasks and daily
logistics, and to exhibit initiative and resourcefulness while creating an
atmosphere of fun for guests of all ages. They intuitively know when to add
those special touches that allow for creation of magical moments.
An Adventure Guide's day will usually begin early in the morning.
Before meeting with the guests, Adventure Guides are busy setting the
stage and making final preparations for a great day.
The majority of the day will be spent with the guests, participating
in activities, taking photos, attending meals, and addressing their
varying needs. Throughout the day, Adventure Guides are the key to
creating a seamless and magical experience for our guests.
In the evening, it's time to sit and have dinner with the guests
while enjoying engaging conversations. Then, it's back to tying up the
loose ends and confirming all the details for the following days of the
On all of our departures, there should be two Adventure Guides
working together to create a successful adventure.
Adventure Guides should be respectful and professional with all of
their co-workers. This is vital to ensure Adventure Guides can enhance
the guest experience. Different styles and personalities are supported
and candid feedback is encouraged.
Adventure Guides should be able to share their curiosity about the world and
enthusiasm for travel with our guests. They should appreciate the intricacies
of various destinations, cultures and people, act instinctively as an
ambassador to the regions they guide, and serve as a storyteller for all who
join them on the adventure.
The Adventure Guides on our team will come from various professional
backgrounds with diverse skill sets. However, all Adventure Guides should be
thought of as experts in relation to their knowledge of the destination and
Disney overall. Skill levels will vary and it is each Adventure Guide's
responsibility to enhance their own skills and hopefully support their
teammates in the pursuit of furthering their knowledge.
Areas of expertise should include language ability, cultural and natural
history, regional cuisine, travel industry logistics, basic knowledge of
technology and the desire to work with people of all ages. Adventure Guides are
expected to participate in all guest activities and therefore must be
comfortable participating in Junior Adventurer's games and programs, swimming,
hiking, bicycling, kayaking and other outdoor activities.
To be considered for the position of an Adventure Guide, you must be
available to Adventures by Disney™ for travel between June through August. You
will also be required to attend a week-long training session prior to beginning
Adventure Guides will typically work a number of trips with slight rest periods between departures.
The amount of work will depend on our business need and an Adventure Guide's
All successful candidates who are hired will be expected to attend our training program. This consists of Adventures by Disney training and/or field based destination training.
All Adventure Guides will be required to complete (or show valid
accreditation of) CPR and First Aid certification prior to leading a trip in
As representatives of The Walt Disney Company, Adventure Guides are expected
to adhere to our appearance guidelines, which we call the "Disney Look."
The Disney Look stems from Walt Disney's idea that cast members should be
part of the show, but should not become the show. As such, the guidelines in
the Disney Look are designed to help our cast members appear friendly,
approachable and professional.
The Disney Look will be discussed in detail during the interview process,
but here are some examples of the guidelines to which our cast members must
Visible tattoos are permitted, with the exception of placement on the face, head or neck. Tattoos must be no larger than the Cast Member’s hand.
Jewelry is permitted provided it does not distract from the overall appearance and preserves the Guest experience. Two earrings in each ear are permitted.
Hair color must appear in natural occurring hues.
Facial hair should be neatly groomed and well maintained.
If polish is used on nails, it should be the same on each nail and well maintained in one solid color or French manicure style.
How am I employed by Disney? Adventure Guides hired from outside of Disney will be employed on a temporary basis, either as a Casual Limited employee or on a Temporary Assignment. Adventure Guides hired internally (current cast members within The Walt Disney Company) may be transferred into Adventures by Disney™ for their assignments and may be transferred back to their other business unit upon completion of their Adventures by Disney™ assignment.
**Eligibility for this transfer process depends on your work area, and leadership approval is required.
How much will I work?
Individual schedules may vary depending on the combination of itineraries assigned, language skills, personal interests, experience, performance history and seniority. As you grow with Adventures by Disney™, additional work could come your way in the form of more trips, administrative tasks or facilitating presentations.
Is there opportunity for more work?
As a growing company, we are always looking to harness our resources. As you grow with Adventures by Disney™, additional work could come your way in the form of more trips, administrative tasks or facilitating presentations.
Do I have to live where I am going to be guiding
No. Generally, our Adventure Guides will reside throughout the United States and will be transported to the starting point of their trip departure prior to each adventure.
Do I get to go home in between trips? If you live in the area where you are guiding, you are free to return home in between trips when you are off duty. If this is not the case, a "schedule-by-schedule" approach will be taken to determine if and for how long an Adventure Guide should stay in an area in between trips.
Who will I be guiding with? All adventures are led by two Adventure Guides. You may be partnered with a local expert, travel industry professional or someone who comes from within Disney and splits their time being an Adventure Guide and whatever their role might be within the Company. Adventure Guides come from diverse professional backgrounds; however, they all share the desire to deliver exceptional guest experiences and the ability to relate to every guest on a personal level.