When I was on a press trip last summer with Visit Florida, I had a chance to take one of the Disney VIP tours. As someone that has only been to Disney World twice in my life, taking a Disney VIP tour was eye opening. I had heard of private VIP tours of Disney, but didn’t realize you could take an officially sanctioned Disney World VIP tour. While the experience was very special, I also had mixed feelings afterward, so I wanted to share both the pros and the cons.
Private Disney VIP Tours
But first, let me lay out the details in case, like me, you aren’t familiar with Disney VIP tours. Disney World private VIP tours can accommodate up to 10 guests. The tour can be custom designed to focus on the rides and the parks that you want to experience. Private Disney VIP tours cost anywhere from $400-600 per hour, depending on the season, and have a minimum commitment of seven continuous hours. This does not include the required park admission. Private premium VIP tours are popular and it is recommended to book up to 180 days in advance of your visit by calling (407) 560-4033.
There are also group VIP tours with pre-set itineraries such as the Ultimate Day of Thrills or the Disney Classics tour. These tours are offered at specific days of the week and times of the day for $199-399 per person for a four to seven hour tour (park admission not included.)
Why You Should Book a Disney VIP Tour
So now let’s look at reasons why to take a VIP tour of Disney World.
You have limited time. If you have limited time to spend in the parks, the best way to maximize that time, especially if you aren’t a Disney planning pro, is to have a VIP tour. Your guide will talk to you about your “must dos” and understand the types of rides and attractions you like best. For example, are you a thrill seeker or thrill avoider" They can also take into account the ages and sizes of any children in your party to focus on the rides that everyone can enjoy.