The best way to feel like a celebrity when visiting Disney or Universal is to book a VIP Tour or Experience. During these tours, you have a private tour guide who will escort you around the parks with a personalized itinerary, get you front-of-line access to attractions, arrange meals, and take care of all the details in between. Learn about these VIP offerings at Disney and Universal below!
What are VIP Tours?
VIP Tours (as Disney calls them) and VIP Experiences (at Universal) are the most exclusive way to spend a day at the theme parks. Your guide gets you on and off the most popular attractions in just a few minutes, plans a customized itinerary, gives you a glimpse of backstage areas, and offers insider tips and unique theme park history throughout the day. VIP Tour Guides offer the highest level of customer service you'll find at the theme parks. From arranging day-of reservations to private transportation or valet parking, everything is taken care of for you. You can enjoy the day truly stress-free. Your VIP guide has it handled!
What's Included in VIP Tours?
VIP tours offer top-of-the-line, unparalleled service compared to regular day guest experience. While both parks provide private tour guides and front-of-line ride access, there are several differences in what each tour offers. Here's an overview of what's included for VIP experiences at both parks:
VIP Tours at Disney
Disney's VIP Tours are customized, tailored experiences for you and your family. You're picked up from your Disney Resort by your Tour Guide in the morning and enjoy private transportation throughout the day. You bypass regular park entrances by going through a security check at your resort. You're personally escorted from park to park, doing whatever you and your family desire. Simply tell your Tour Guide what you want to do, and they'll do everything they can to make it happen! VIP Tours allow you to design your perfect Disney park day by removing roadblocks like using Disney transportation, waiting in standby queues, and shuffling through park entrances when park hopping. The amount of attractions and experiences you can pack in one day is incredible! Here's everything that's included with a Disney VIP Tour:
VIP Experiences at Universal
Universal offers group and private VIP Experiences. Group VIP Experiences are semi-private tours that may include members of other parties. Private VIP Experiences are similar to Disney's VIP Tours, with a Tour Guide just for your party and the ability to plan a customized itinerary. Here's what you can expect from both types of VIP Experiences at Universal:
VIP offerings are add-on experiences to your theme park admission. You'll need a valid theme park ticket for your tour day to participate in a tour, including a Park-to-Park or Park Hopper ticket if you wish to experience more than one park. If you want to do a Disney VIP Tour, you'll also need a valid Park Pass Reservation for the first park you want to visit that day.
Disney VIP Tours are priced at a flat hourly rate, with a seven-hour minimum requirement. Rates start at $425 per hour and can go up to $850 per hour, depending on the season. You can book Disney VIP Tours 60 days before your arrival. Pricing can be split between a group of up to 10 guests, making booking a VIP Tour an excellent way to experience the parks without waiting in line.
Universal VIP Experience pricing starts at $189 per person for a group tour of one park.
Tips for VIP Tours
You'll get the most out of your VIP Tour if you know what attractions, shows, and experiences you'd like to do. Consider using your VIP Tour day to ride as many rides as you possibly can. Once you've done your top must-do attractions, you'll be able to explore and leisurely enjoy the parks for the rest of your vacation. Talk about a stress-free trip!
Make sure you communicate with your tour guide throughout the day. Tell them your likes and dislikes, attraction preferences, and can't-miss experiences. Also, don't be afraid to ask about the availability of extra experiences, even ones that may have been booked before your trip. Sometimes Tour Guides can work extra magic and make your experience truly unforgettable. It doesn't hurt to ask!
Book VIP Tours with Just Add Magic Travel®
As An Authorized Disney Vacation Planner and Universal Orlando Authorized Travel Professional, Just Add Magic Travel can help you plan your entire Disney or Universal vacation from start to finish. VIP Tours and Experiences are exclusive experiences with limited availability. Contact me today if you're considering adding this experience to your vacation! I'll handle booking the reservation for you—no need to wait hours on the phone trying to book it yourself. Get a free quote for your trip to get started.
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