Walt Disney World VIP Tours Details

There are essentially two kinds of VIP tours offered by Disney at Walt Disney World. The first kind are basically guided tours which include rides and dining. You go with a group of people, not just the ones in your party, and do a preset itinerary. The other kind are what I call “true” VIP tours and what most people think of when they hear the words, Walt Disney World VIP Tour. In these, you have a dedicated guide who takes you and your family/friends around the park following a customized and flexible itinerary. You get the best seats in the house at shows, all lines are fastpass lines and the guide fills you in on fun Disney facts as you go.

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Option 1 – The guided tour VIP experience (Or as I call it, the group tour)
These are carefully selected itineraries based around a theme. Disney is currently offering the following:

  • Ultimate Day for Young Families VIP Tour
  • Ultimate Day of Thrills VIP Tour

Particulars:

  • Last 7 hours
  • Cost $299 per person
  • Only available on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Pre-set itinerary
  • Fastpass access to all rides and preferred seating for shows and parades
  • Start bright and early at 8:15am, getting you into Magic Kingdom before the crowds
  • Up to 10 guests in each party, although Disney will often have more than that and just have one guide per each 10 people.
  • Park Hopper Theme Park tickets are required and not included in the price
  • Transportation to and from the parks is not included
  • Includes Table Service lunch
  • Disney Visa Card holders, DVC Members and Annual Pass Holders receive a 15% discount on the price of the tour.
  • Tours can be booked up to 180 days in advance. These fill up fairly quickly, especially during the busier times of year.
  • Must cancel 48 hours before tour date in order to avoid paying a fee.
  • Include Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom.

 

 

1957174431_022003-TR-40Option 2 – The private “true” VIP experience (or as Disney calls them, Private Premium VIP tours)

If you’re looking for the ultimate VIP experience, this is THE way to do it. You have a guide just for you and your family/friends. They will take you through the park at your pace and customize the day toward your family. They will also clue you in on all the neat Disney facts as you enjoy your day together. Ever wonder how the ghosts at the Haunted Mansion party? They can tell you!

Particulars:

  • 7 hours Minimum, 14 hour Maximum
  • $400-$600 per hour, depending on how busy the resort is
  • Available all days of the week
  • Itinerary fully customizable to your needs
  • Fastpass access to all rides, preferred seating for shows and parades and backdoor access to all the characters
  • Start at whatever time is more convenient for you and your family.
  • Up to 10 guests per group (cost does not change based on total # of people in your group)
  • Park Hopper Theme Park tickets are required and not included in the price
  • Includes private car transportation to and from the park and between park
  • Tours can be booked up to 90 days in advance. These fill up fairly quickly, especially during the busier times of year.
  • Must cancel 48 hours before tour date in order to avoid paying a fee.
  • Include any parks you’d like
  • Currently no discounts are offered for these tours

 

8768614166_d5084e26a2_oOption 3 – The non- Disney guides
As you research VIP tours at Walt Disney world you will come across the non-Disney owned VIP tour guides and companies. These companies are essentially planning your day in the park and then meeting you in the park and doing a touring plan with you. I would highly recommend not wasting your money on these. Unlike your Disney guides they do not allow you access to the premium seating or fastpass+ lines without making these reservations for you. They may be a lot more affordable, but the old adage, you get what you pay for is true. I have never had a good experience with these guides and so I say, if you’re gonna do VIP, do it with Disney. If you want an awesome experience without the cost, speak with your Specialist in Disney Travel and we will come up with a touring plan for your to follow to make the most our of your day at no cost to you.

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