Disney World Like a VIP
Walt Disney World Resort offers various ways to feel like a VIP at Disney World.
Before discussing the best ways to feel like a very important person at Walt Disney World, we should warn you about one issue. Walt Disney World costs more than it ever has before. Still, if you look around, everything costs more these days. We want you to be prepared since being a VIP at Disney World will demand a larger vacation budget. However, some of these financial splurges could create memories for a lifetime. This list opens with some high-priced VIP options. So, please keep reading to the end where some more cost-effective options will be
Enjoy a Private VIP Tour at Walt Disney World
In fairness, this suggestion qualifies as apparent. However, if you want the full VIP experience, this choice provides a full VIP experience.
The Disney Private VIP Tours entitle up to ten guests to experience the Walt Disney World theme parks in a way few have. Your VIP tour guide leads you on a customizable plan. Walt Disney World states that you can “Just tell your VIP Tour Guide what you would like to see, and they will customize your day to your desire!” Private VIP Tour participants enjoy unparalleled service. You will be picked up from your Walt Disney World Resort in a private vehicle to go wherever you want. This tour starts when you decide. You can visit multiple theme parks. You will often arrive via backstage areas, rarely seen by guests. As Walt Disney World calls it, you will receive efficient entry to your favorite theme park attractions. In addition, the knowledgeable VIP Tour Guide will share little-known facts about the Walt Disney World Resort throughout your tour.
For this level of service, guests must already have theme park admission, which is not included in the VIP Private Tour pricing. These tours can be limited in terms of availability. So, you will need to reserve these tours in advance. All Private VIP Tours must be booked for at least seven continuous hours. Finally, these VIP Private Tours range from $450 to $900 per hour.
Being a VIP at Disney World comes with a hefty price tag. Still, guests that have taken these tours rave about how wonderful and memorable the experience was.
Take a Two-Day Adventure on the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
Do you have a Star Wars fan in your household? Do you wish you could be a part of the Star Wars universe? Would you enjoy taking a voyage on a first-of-its-kind VIP-style adventure?
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser VIP-like experience functions like a virtual Star Wars two-night cruise. Guests plot their path with the Resistance, the First Order, some rogues, or other options. This innovative two-night experience allows Star Wars fans to live their dream in a VIP-like experience. Travelers on the Galactic Starcruiser enter an incredibly immersive experience.
According to Disney, guests “Arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort terminal, board a launch pod and rendezvous with the magnificent Halcyon starcruiser. Disney also states, “Throughout the ship, you’ll interact with an eclectic collection of characters, sit down to exotic galactic cuisine and perhaps even plot a secret mission together.”
Guests on the Halcyon can explore the workings of this starship, train in the art of wielding a lightsaber and explore Batuu as a VIP at Walt Disney World. In fact, during this two-night adventure, you might encounter Star Wars characters in ways you never imagined.
To be a Star Wars VIP at Disney World, you must contribute some Galactic Credits. Walt Disney World states that pricing for three adults and one child starts at around USD 6,000 in earth currency. Remember, all meals are included with this cruise as well as unique advantages in the Galaxy’s Edge area of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Be a VIP Night Owl at a Disney After Hours Events
Okay, maybe a VIP Private Tour and a voyage in space fail to fit your plans for your next trip to Walt Disney World. Did you know that after-hours events are back at many Walt Disney World theme parks? With a ticket to a Disney After Hours event, guests experience one of the Walt Disney World theme parks with fewer people and lower wait times for attractions.
Guests with tickets to the after-hours events at the theme parks can enter a few hours before the theme park closes. Once the day guests exit, Disney After Hours event ticket holders enjoy three hours of reduced capacity in the theme park. Also, you can fill your stomach while enjoying this VIP at Disney World event. Disney After Hours event guests enjoy ice cream novelties, popcorn, and some non-alcoholic beverages included with the cost of admission. These events happen on select evenings. Pricing for these events varies. However, the theme park after-hours events cost about $150. The after-hours events at the water parks cost far less.
Take a Special Behind the Scenes Tour
Walt Disney World offers various backstage tours. For example, you can tour Behind the Seeds at the Land Pavilion in Epcot. Magic Kingdom VIPs can take the Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour. That five-hour walking tour explores the creation and development of Magic Kingdom, even taking guests to backstage locations not seen by guests. These behind-the-scenes tours cost between $40 and $150 and do not include park admission.
If you are a fan of animals, Disney’s Animal Kingdom offers a spectacular way to be a VIP at Disney World. The Wild Africa Trek enables guests to go behind the scenes to get up close with the animals at Animal Kingdom. For $199 per person, guests join a privately guided small group to enjoy closer encounters with some African wildlife.
This VIP at Disney World experience provides more than just a backstage journey. You will walk along a grassland path, cross a rope bridge and ride in a rugged safari vehicle over an open savanna with a chance to view animals in a far closer view than on Kilimanjaro Safari. On this journey, your guide will impart information about these animals you would not receive on a typical theme park day. In case you were worried, complimentary snacks are included with the price of this tour.
Also, this tour qualifies as challenging. Disney says, “Recommended attire includes shorts or pants and a comfortable shirt. Closed-toe shoes with a back strap or hiking boots are required. No flip-flops will be allowed. Skirts or dresses are not recommended.” In addition, Disney states that due to proximity to animals and the terrain, “Complimentary lockers for your belongings will be provided. You will also receive a safety vest and wireless headset so that you can hear your guide at all times. Cameras are allowed as long as they can be securely fastened to the
On this VIP at Disney World adventure, you will learn more about the animals and enjoy this small group private experience. You will see aspects of the Disney property dedicated to caring for the animals that few guests ever view.
Dine Like a VIP at Disney World
Walt Disney World contains some of the best table service dining around. Still, the most VIP-like dining at Walt Disney World Resort resides at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. The Dining Room at Victoria & Albert’s offers the pure definition of signature fine dining.
To show how serious this place considers its fine dining, a strict dress code shall be followed by all guests. Guests are expected to dress in semi-formal/formal attire for this elegant experience. In addition, all guests must be at least ten years old, so there are no kid’s meals here.
Earning a AAA five-diamond rating, Victoria & Albert’s ranks as one of the top restaurants in Florida. During your meal, you will be served by two dedicated servers and treated to personalized menus. Your dining experience will involve several hours with eight to twelve courses, depending on the level of meal selected. Wine pairings can be added to the meal for an extra cost. The starting price for dinner here is $295 per person. Very few seatings happen each night, so you can feel very exclusive enjoying your meal.
Sometimes, we need to feel like very important people. Disney theme parks are places where dreams come true. Perhaps one of those VIP-style options appeals to you. Your travel advisor can aid you in booking these for your next vacation. Remember, your travel advisor helps you with your vacation purchases at no cost. Walt Disney World pays them a small fee after your vacation. Whatever you decide, enjoy your Walt Disney World vacation.
Jon Self is an avid theme park fan who has the high privilege to serve as a pastor at an American Baptist Church (fbcmacomb.com) while also trying to find the proper life path with his loving spouse, a bigger theme park fan than Jon. You can follow him at @pastorjonself on Twitter. Jon writes for touringplans.com and uogrubhub.com. He also writes for faithelement.net.
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