Have you ever wanted to splurge on the ultimate Disney World vacation? If you have, the Disney VIP tours are for you. Read on for our experience with a Disney private tour guide and what the Disney VIP tours are really like.
Thank you to the Walt Disney World Resort for inviting us to experience the Private VIP Tours. All opinions are honest and my own.
We had the opportunity to attend a media visit and experience what it is like during the Disney VIP tours. The Disney VIP Tours give guests a way to experience luxury at the Walt Disney World resort like no other. Everything is taken care of for you, and if it is in your budget, you will find it is definitely worth the money.
From the moment we met our Disney VIP tour guide Kelly, we knew we were going to have the most amazing Disney trip ever.
48 Hours on a Disney VIP Tour
We arrived in the evening and settled into our resort ready for the start of our Disney World VIP tour. We wanted to get a good nights sleep before we met our tour guide in the morning.
During our Disney tour she kept a running list of awesome on her phone. This was a full list of everything we did during our VIP Tours. It was amazing how much we got done with the help from Kelly and lots of pixie dust.
The Disney VIP Tours are serious about getting things done. You should be ready to walk!
You can customize the tours to fit your needs, and if you want to stop and move at a slower pace you certainly can. Most people on this tour want to maximize their time because the cost of the tours make them a once in a lifetime Disney vacation.
They also really care about your happiness and making your vacation the best. This moment with my daughter and Kelly happened after Kelly overheard my daughter mention she wished she had ordered a pink MagicBand.
Just like magic Kelly delivered a pink MagicBand to my daughter. It was moments like these when I knew the next 48 hours were going to be awesome.
Our Disney VIP Tour Family List of Awesome
Day 1 of Disney VIP Tours
Kelly picked us up at Disney’s Beach Club Resort at 9:00am and we drove in style to our first destination: Magic Kingdom. Magic Kingdom is classic Disney and we love starting our vacations there.
When you are on a Disney VIP Tour you are picked up at your resort and enter the parks from a special entrance. It was behind-the-scenes and we were not allowed to take pictures or video. It was basically a parking lot with offices.
When we arrived at the back entrance, we were welcomed by cast members with snacks and water bottles and then made our way into the Magic Kingdom.
Your tour guide knows the best ways to get everywhere on property and they save you so much time. We had reservations at Be Our Guest at 12:45 so we started our day hopping from attraction to attraction.
We rode 9 attractions, met 5 princesses, and stopped for a sweet treat all before our reservations. Before lunch we had to do special filming on Splash Mountain for the media event we were attending. They were running a bit behind and it altered our schedule a bit but we still got an amazing amount of attractions accomplished.
Lunch at Be Our Guest was amazing! It is the second time we have dined there and I always love the food. My kids liked the Mac & Cheese, Shrimp, and Chicken Fingers, and I loved the Potato Leek Soup.
Your Disney VIP tour guide will take care of everything. They made the reservations for us, and when we arrived she checked us in and got us set-up to order. She also found us a table and helped make everything go as smoothly as possible.
When you are on a Disney World VIP tour you spend the day with your guide. This includes meals.
As a parent it is always a little nerve racking to take your kids out to dinner. Add in a theme park and heat and it can cause for a meltdown. Then add a person you met a few hours ago to the mix. I was a little worried!
Kelly seamlessly joined our family. From this moment on we knew we were in for a special treat with her. Having Kelly dine with us made the moment even more special and enhanced our vacation in ways I didn’t expect.
Kelly helped the kids pick out their meals and even ordered more shrimp when we ran out. When you have a Disney VIP tour guide with you, the attention to details are amazing and unlike anything we have ever experienced.
After our big lunch we headed over to Mickey’s Philharmagic to digest and get ready for the second part of our day. Mickey’s Philharmagic is a 3D show that we all really enjoy. It showcases many of the animated Disney favorites and is an attraction that is great for the entire family.
We finished our Magic Kingdom day with it’s a Small World, Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Jungle Cruise. After Jungle Cruise we made our way to the car and headed over to Epcot.
Having a personal car to take you from park-to-park is a huge perk of the Disney VIP Tours. It saves so much time!
We arrived at Epcot and entered right by Test Track. From there we rode Test Track, Spaceship Earth, Finding Nemo, Living with the Land, Soarin’, and Journey Into Your Imagination. At each attraction we entered through the fastpass line, this is a huge perk of the Disney VIP tours.
You do not skip the lines altogether, but having unlimited FastPass allows you to experience all of the rides and attractions.
With a Disney VIP tour guide you don’t have to walk to the World Showcase, you exit behind attractions to your car and drive to World Showcase.
After we drove over to World Showcase we met Anna & Elsa, experienced the Frozen attraction and the Gran Fiesta Tour, and ended our day with dinner at San Angel Inn.
At this point we were exhausted and headed back to the resort for a good night sleep. We had another full day planned tomorrow.
Disney VIP Tour Itinerary (Day 1)
I think it is helpful to see what we did and how the day was spent. As you can see below we experienced so many attractions in one day.
- Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin
- Space Mountain
- Tomorrowland Speedway
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Ariel’s Grotto-Meet Ariel
- Under the Sea
- Gaston’s Tavern-Coffee and Snack break!
- Princess Fairytale Hall
*Elena of Avalor
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Splash Mountain
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Lunch at Be Our Guest
- Mickey’s Philharmagic
- it’s a small world
- Haunted Mansion
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Jungle Cruise
- Headed over to Epcot.
- Test Track
- Spaceship Earth
- The Seas with Nemo and Friends
- Living With the Land
- Journey Into Your Imagination
- Frozen Ever After
- Royal Sommerhus-Meet Anna and Elsa
- Gran Fiesta Tour
- Dinner at San Angel Inn
Day 2 of Disney VIP Tour
Day 2 started with us meeting Kelly at the resort lobby at 8:30am. We had filming to do at the Magic Kingdom for the media event we were attending. It was so much fun! The kids were surprised with a visit from Mickey Mouse. Watch the video here!
After our short morning at Magic Kingdom we headed over to Animal Kingdom to start our day. We entered close to Dinosaur and experienced all three attractions in DinoLand very quickly.
From there we drove over to Kilimanjaro’s Safari but decided against riding it because the Fastpass line was really backed up.
A common misconception with the Disney VIP tours is that you skip the lines completely. This is not entirely true. There are a few attractions that offer special entrances, but most attractions you enter through the Fastpass line.
Obviously this saves an enormous amount of time and your VIP tour guide has planned your itinerary based on the best times to visit attractions.
From there we headed over to Pandora to enjoy Flight of Passage and Navi’ River Journey. We also stopped for lunch at Satuli Canteen. Lunch was one of our favorites from the weekend. The food was delicious and I highly recommend visiting. It is quick service and does not require reservations.
I do recommend you take advantage of the mobile ordering system and use the My Disney Experience App on your phone. This saves you so much time waiting in lines to order.
We typically order while waiting in line for Flight of Passage or Navi’ River Journey. Then as we walk to lunch we check-in. It is a huge time saver and is not just for VIP tours. This is available to all guests.
After lunch we took a break and headed to the Beach Club to enjoy the pool. Our visit was so short and the kids wanted to try the water slide.
I do not recommend stopping for a break during your VIP tour because your tour cost does not change. The hours spent at the pool are included in your hours spent with your guide.
We took a short water slide break and were back with Kelly within 90 minutes. We also wanted to take a break to make cards for Kelly because she meant so much to us. Kelly picked us up and we headed to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to end our day.
At Hollywood Studios we entered near Rock n Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror. We rode both and Kelly got a chance to ride with the kids, which they loved! From there we headed to Star Wars Launch Bay and met Chewbacca, Kylo Ren, and BB-8.
Disney Hollywood Studios felt a little more slower pace. We met characters, rode Toy Story Mania(2x!), enjoyed a fun dinner at 50’s Prime Time Café, and ended the day with Disney Movie Magic(A projections show of Disney Live Action Classics) and Star Wars A Galactic Spectacular.
Day 2 was a full day of three parks and so much fun. We were exhausted on the drive home but really sad to say goodbye.
The Disney VIP Tours magic is with the guides that work so hard to create the most magical vacation for your family. Our guide did just that and it was 48 hours we will never forget. I share our personal connection in this article about What Surprised Us on Our Disney Private VIP Tour.
Disney VIP Tour Itinerary (Day 2)
- Arrive at Magic Kingdom
- Meet Mickey Mouse in Town Square Theater
- Drive to Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Primeval Whirl
- Triceratops Spin
- Navi River Journey
- Avatar Flight of Passage(2)
- Lunch at Satuli Canteen
- *Swimming at Beach Club*
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Tower of Terror(2)
- Meet Chewbacca
- Encounter Kylo Ren
- Meet BB-8 Astromech on Duty
- Toy Story Midway Mania(2)
- Star Tours
- Muppet Vision 3D
- Dinner at 50s Primetime Café
- Meet Olaf
- Minnie and Mickey’s Red Carpet Dreams
- Disney Movie Magic
- Star Wars A Galactic Spectacular
Watch Our Disney World Private VIP Tour Vlog
Disney World VIP Tours Details
The Disney VIP Tours are a once in a lifetime experience. They offer exclusive access to attractions, dining, and shows. During the tour you have a special guide for your group. We experienced the Private VIP tour but Walt Disney World offers other VIP tours as well.
Disney Private VIP Tour
This is a private tour and the most exclusive tour offered at the parks. You and up to 10 guests have a private tour guide for your day. Private VIP tours have a minimum of 7 hours and are completely customizable.
You tell your guide what you would like to do and they will set it up. The prices vary by season but range from $425-$625 an hour. The Private VIP Tours give you an opportunity to see all 4 parks in one day with the luxury of private transportation and a guide to maximize your time at the parks.
Ultimate Day of Thrills
The Ultimate Day of Thrills is a 7 hour action packed day that starts at the Magic Kingdom. You will experience Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Haunted Mansion, and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train followed by a quick-service meal included in your VIP tour cost.
From there head over to Epcot to experience Soarin’ and finish your day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. At Hollywood Studios enjoy Toy Story Mania!, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror, and Star Tours. This tour starts at about $349 a person and park hopper is required for admission.
Ultimate Disney Classic VIP Tour
The Ultimate Disney Classic VIP Tour has guests enjoy 10 of the classic Magic Kingdom attractions. This is a great option for families with small children because all of the attractions do not have a height requirement. The tour is $249 a person and guests must have a valid theme park admission.
Ultimate Nights of Adventure
The Ultimate Nights of Adventure tour is a 4-hour group tour at Animal Kingdom. Included in your tour guests will experience Expedition Everest, Kilimanjaro Safari, Avatar Flight of Passage, Na’vi River Journey, Dinosaur, and Rivers of Light night show. Guests also receive a signature snack and specialty beverage along with a souvenir lanyard and other surprises. This tour is $249 a person and guest must have a valid theme park ticket.
Taste of Magic Kingdom Park VIP Tour
On this 3 hour tour you will go behind the scenes at the Magic Kingdom to experience the food and menu items at the Disney parks. Guests will visit backstage kitchens and sample delicious menu items as well.
*All rides and itineraries are subject to change. Learn more at Walt Disney World VIP Tours.
Overall we rode 32 attractions, met 14 characters, ate endless amounts of Mickey shaped treats on our Disney VIP tour. We created unforgettable memories too. If you have an opportunity to experience any of the tours it is money well spent in the parks.
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