Can it get any better than a trip to Disney? Actually, it totally can with Disney VIP tours. Going on a VIP tour is a great way to make your Disney experience extremely specialized. You will be guided around the park by a knowledgeable cast member who can share all their tips, tricks, and secrets with you. Your family can share all their Disney desires with your guide and they will find a way to fill your day with each of them, seriously if you wanted to ride Space Mountain 5 times they would find a way to make it happen. We rounded up the most essential need to know tips so that you can get to booking this magical experience.
Disney VIP Tours- 5 Amazing Tours to Enjoy the Ultimate VIP Experience
5 Need to Know Tips
There are multiple types of tours (well for Disney World Anyways)
Okay, so it is a little pricey. Don’t let that big number scare you though, instead think about it in terms of per person. You’re allowed to bring up to 10 people along on the VIP Disney tour. What this also probably means is that you can bring a whole other family (or two) along with you cutting the cost in half. Here is a break down of the current costs for each type of VIP tour offered by Disney.
Disneyland VIP Tour: $2,550+admission
The Disneyland VIP Tour is the only VIP Tour at the Disneyland Resort: The tour is valid for up to 10 people so make sure to have as many people as possible so that you get the most bang for your buck.
Some of the Perks of the Disneyland VIP Tour:
The Ultimate Fastpass
With the Disneyland VIP Tour you get expedited access to over 30 attractions shows and character experiences. Thus, you can hit up all of your favorite lines with a minimal wait.
Have you ever waited in the hot sun for a parade or sat for hours to watch the fireworks show, well with the VIP Tour you have reserved seating with VIP viewing for parades and nighttime spectaculars. No sore back, no hours in the sun, just show up and enjoy the show.
With your Disney VIP Tour you get all the Disney Photopasses you want to be downloaded right to your phone or computer. To be perfectly honest, this one is not the most valuable of the benefits since you can get unlimited Photopass photos if you buy Disney MaxPass (which is only $15 a ticket)
Disney VIP Service
This for me is the piece that is hard to put a value on, but it’s my absolute favorite part of the Disney VIP tours. The Disney guides are great to be around, they have fun facts that you never heard of about the park and rides, like the purple teacup and the orange one with diamond shapes on it are the fastest spinners on the Mad Tea Party ride. Plus, the guides are great at entertaining the kids, they have fun games, the kids are generally interested in what they have to say. This gives us parents a nice break.
To book the Disneyland VIP Tour: Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Disney Special Activities at DisneylandVIPTours@disney.com or (714) 300-7710.
Disney World Private VIP Tour: $425-625 per hour+admission
Our friends at Tink’s Magical Vacations helped us book our VIP Disney World Tour: The Disney Word Private VIP Tour is very similar to the Disneyland Tour with some differences.
You will get all the premium experiences of premium seating for shows, short wait times for rides and the amazing Disney service. A couple of differences are:
- It is priced per hour and there is a 6 hour minimum.
- We chose to do our tour from 1-7 (right after lunch so that we could spend most our times on rides)
- Private Transportation from your Disney Hotel and from Park to Park is included since you can’t simply walk from park to park as you do at Disneyland. This is pretty amazing as you can get picked up from your hotel and then taken through back entrances into the park.
- Lastly, it is priced per hour and the price can vary based on how busy of a season it is in the parks
Some of the neat little things about this tour is your guide will ask you what you’d like to do. We had a list ready and she knew right away that one of the rides was closed for the day and had an alternative she thought would be great as well.
Pre-Packaged Disney VIP Tours
If you want to save a bit of money but still have an amazing VIP experience then these next tours are right up your alley. They are much more affordable but still offer some incredible experiences. The only thing you lose is the ability to plan the day yourself, but often times it is better to have a pro do it anyways.
Ultimate Day of Thrills: $349 per person+admission – 7 Hour Tour
This is a great tour if you want to go on some of the best action-packed rides in the park. However, make sure that all the guests at least over 40″ because otherwise they will be sitting off most of the rides.
You start off the day at the Magic Kingdom and hit up some amazing rides including:
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (min height 40″)
- Splash Mountain (min height 40″)
- Space Mountain (min height 44″)
- Haunted Mansion
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (min height 36″)
Then you grab a bite to eat at a quick service restaurant (included in tour price) and head over to Epoct to fly Soarin (min 40″) then head over to Hollywood Studios and enjoy:
- Toy Story Mania!
- Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith (min height 48″)
- The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (min height 40″)
- Star Tours – The Adventures Continue (min height 40″)
This is one amazing jam-packed day and if you are looking to get as much as you can in one day then this is the choice for you.
The Classics VIP Tour: $249 per person+admission
On this tour, you have 4 hours of the VIP lifestyle all at the Magic Kingdom. This tour is great for those of us with little ones and also for people who don’t like the wild rides.
The rides you are likely to enjoy include:
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- Haunted Mansion
- “it’s a small world”
- Jungle Cruise
- Mad Tea Party
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid
The tour has two start times 8:30 am for people like my husband and 1:30 pm for normal people like myself.
Night of Adventure VIP Tour – $249 per person+admission
If you want to check out the Animal Kingdom, the night time is absolutely the best time to do it. Thus, this night of adventure tour is fantastic. You get to visit Pandora at night (check out my tips on how to glow at Pandora) which is amazing. Everything lights up and it is mesmerizing. The other perk is one of the lines you get a FastPass for is the Avatar Flight of Passage which typically has been the longest line in all of Walt Disney World since it opened in 2017.
Here are some of the other rides you will get to experience.
- Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain (44” height requirement)
- Kilimanjaro Safaris
- Avatar Flight of Passage (44” height requirement)
- Na’vi River Journey
- DINOSAUR (40” height requirement)
- Rivers of Light nighttime spectacular*
Overall with VIP seating, cold water bottles on demand, short wait times for rides, fun facts, and so much more, it is hard not to be dreaming of going on a Disney VIP Tour.
If you need help planning and booking your magical Walt Disney World vacation, contact our friends at Tink’s Magical Vacations. They are truly Disney Experts, and not only are their services FREE, but they will save you both time and money. They not only helped us book our VIP Tour but helped us come up with a plan to get the most out of our tour.
Have you booked a VIP Tour? How was your Experience?
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