In the last blog, we talked about various uses for the FastPass+ lane since the suspension of the FastPass+ program. Let’s continue with another use: VIP Tours!
VIP Tours are an incredible way to experience Walt Disney World. These tours began at Disneyland as the Disneyland Resort Ambassador program. Walt Disney started this tour to help make vacations even more magical. Disney VIP Tour Guides are hand-picked and specially trained to plan the perfect day for you and your party.
Here are the quick points on VIP Tours, but keep reading to learn more:
- Available for parties of 10 or less
- Includes transportation between the theme parks
- Includes a private VIP guide
- Pricing starts at $425 per hour and must be booked for a minimum of 7 hours
- Valid theme park admission is required, but not included
- Each person in your party will also need a park pass reservation
The VIP Tours are customized to your party’s likes. Essentially, you tell your VIP Tour Guide what you would like to do next and they make it happen! You can visit as many parks as you’d like, with private transportation between the parks included in the cost. Your guide stays with you all day, so you really get to know them and can pick their brain about Walt Disney World. Plus, as they get to know you, they can make suggestions about what your party might enjoy.
As mentioned previously, VIP Tours utilize the FastPass+ entrance to attractions. If you see a group of people in the FastPass+ lane with a cast member in a plaid vest, that’s a VIP Tour group! You get the perks of the FastPass+ lane without having to make any prior reservations. Since FastPass+ is currently unavailable, that makes the VIP Tours even more of an upgrade from a normal park day. I think skipping the line at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain, and Splash Mountain sounds like the ultimate start to a Magic Kingdom day!
By doing a VIP Tour, you are eliminating time spent waiting for rides and for transportation to each park. We like to park hop to all four parks in one day on every trip. Trust me. That private transportation is a game changer! You’ll have so much more time to do what you WANT to do, instead of waiting in line or trying to figure out what’s next. We have all seen the families wandering in the heat not knowing where to go or what to do. Don’t be those people! Book a VIP Tour and know that you are with someone who knows exactly what to do next and how to get there.
If you cringed a little bit at that price tag, remember that your tour includes up to ten people. This would be an amazing way to spend a day on your next trip with another family, a few other couples, or even do a bachelor/bachelorette weekend! If you split it a few ways, you get all the magic of a VIP Tour at a lesser price per person. You get what you pay for, and with a VIP Tour at Walt Disney World, you’re getting to skip the lines, you have a trained guide, and you’ll create memories that will last a lifetime. What could possibly be more magical?
If you’d like to learn more about VIP Tours and how to book, contact your Vacation Wizard! These tours book up quickly, so don’t wait. If a VIP Tour isn’t quite what you had in mind, ask about other tour options. The Wilderness Back Trail Adventure may be a fun option for your family! There are other tours around the resort that we cannot wait to see come back soon, so make sure to stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates.