Experience the Magic in Style: The Ultimate Guide to VIP Experiences at Walt Disney World for 2024.
Any visit to Walt Disney World promises an enchanting experience, but for those seeking the extra touch of magic, the park’s suite of VIP experiences is designed to make your dreams come true. These premium offerings range from private tours and luxurious dining to unparalleled access to attractions, all designed to make your visit nothing short of extraordinary. Here’s an in-depth guide to the top VIP experiences at Walt Disney World for 2024, complete with prices and Pursuitist tips for your magical journey.
Private VIP Tour
Starting from $450 to $900 per hour, depending on the season, the Private VIP Tour provides the ultimate Disney World adventure. Covering all four theme parks, this tour is tailored to your preferences by Disney’s VIP Tour Services team. With your personal guide leading the way, you can navigate to your favorite attractions and character meet-ups with ease. Notable perks include expedited FastPass+ access, reserved viewing for parades, shows, and nighttime spectaculars, and convenient door-to-door transportation in a private vehicle.
Pursuitist Tip: Plan ahead and list down your top attractions to maximize this personalized experience. Discuss with your tour guide ahead of time to make sure all your favorite attractions are included in your tour.
World of Dreams Tour
For an all-access pass to Disney’s magic, the World of Dreams tour, priced at $12,000 for a group of up to six guests, offers an unparalleled experience. This 12-hour tour can be fully customized to include backstage access, meals at exclusive dining locales, and experiences typically unavailable to regular park visitors. The tour’s most unique feature is a trip to the Cinderella Castle Suite, usually reserved for contest winners and special guests.
Pursuitist Tip: The price may seem steep, but considering the access and customization, it’s a perfect choice for the die-hard Disney fan.
Savor the Savanna: Evening Safari Experience
The Savor the Savanna: Evening Safari Experience at Animal Kingdom offers a stunning view of the African savanna at sunset when the animals are most active. For $169 per person, this privately guided journey concludes with a multi-course, African-inspired tapas menu paired with a selection of regional beer and wine. The blend of wildlife, scenery, and fine dining offers a well-rounded safari experience.
Pursuitist Tip: Don’t forget your camera; the animals are especially lively during this time, providing excellent photo opportunities.
Fireworks Dessert Party with VIP Viewing
After a magical day at the park, cap off the evening with the Fireworks Dessert Party at Magic Kingdom or Epcot. Starting at $99 per adult and $59 per child, this experience allows you to enjoy mouthwatering treats and beverages from a private, reserved viewing area as Disney’s enchanting nighttime spectacular lights up the sky.
Pursuitist Tip: Make sure to book the Epcot version of this dessert party for an excellent view of the Epcot Forever fireworks show.
EPCOT Seas Adventures – DiveQuest Tour
Immerse yourself in the vibrant aquatic world of EPCOT’s World Nature with the DiveQuest Tour, priced at $219 per person. Dive in to marvel at over 2,000 sea creatures, including sea turtles, reef fish, stingrays, and sharks in the 5.7-million-gallon saltwater aquarium. This two-hour adventure includes a backstage tour of the aquarium’s inner workings.
Pursuitist Tip: This tour is exclusive to certified divers, so ensure you bring your diving certification card along.
Take to the water with Disney’s specialty cruises, starting at $399 for a 25-foot boat accommodating up to 10 guests. Charter a private watercraft and embark on a relaxing specialty cruise from one of the Walt Disney World marinas, giving you a front-row seat to view amazing fireworks shows.
Pursuitist Tip: The Fireworks cruise offers an unbeatable view of Disney’s nighttime spectacular and is a must-try for first-time visitors.
Wild Africa Trek
Venture into the wild with the Wild Africa Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. This three-hour, privately guided VIP expedition provides close encounters with exotic African wildlife in their natural habitats. Priced at $189 to $249 per person, the trek includes a gourmet African-inspired snack break.
Pursuitist Tip: Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for adventure; the terrain can be challenging.
Starting at $299 per day, renting a cabana at select Disney Resort hotels offers a blend of leisure and privacy. These outdoor sanctuaries come equipped with personal electronics, refreshments, padded furniture, Bluetooth speakers, televisions, mini refrigerators, and even dedicated Cast Member services.
Pursuitist Tip: Cabanas are a fantastic way to take a break from the park’s bustle, so schedule some downtime during your Disney trip.
Luxury VIP Experience: Club Level Service at Disney’s Deluxe Resorts
The Perks of Club Level Service
Club Level Service at Disney’s Deluxe Resorts is a VIP experience that extends beyond the parks. This service offers upgraded rooms, private check-in, access to the Club Level Lounge, and personalized concierge services to take care of your dining, FastPass+, and entertainment reservations.
Comfort and Convenience
The Club Level Service ensures that every moment of your stay is enveloped in Disney magic, right from the moment you check in. The added comfort and convenience allow you to savor your vacation in a more relaxed and enjoyable manner.
A Prime VIP Experience
Club Level Service at Disney’s Deluxe Resorts makes the list for its commitment to making your vacation as effortless as it is magical. Prices vary by resort, but the personalized service, exclusive access, and added amenities make it a worthy investment.
Pursuitist Tip: Utilize the Club Level concierge service to make dining reservations and FastPass+ selections.
Senses Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
Unwind at the Senses Spa
After a day of exploring the parks, the Senses Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort offers the perfect retreat. From massages and body treatments to facials and aromatherapy, the spa provides a variety of services aimed at rejuvenating your senses.
Relaxation and Rejuvenation
The Senses Spa is a sanctuary where luxury meets tranquility. The services provided cater to your relaxation and rejuvenation needs, all delivered with the highest standards of Disney hospitality.
Luxury at its Best
The Senses Spa is a prime VIP experience because it offers a moment of peace amidst the excitement of Disney World. It’s a perfect way to pamper yourself and enjoy some ‘me time’ or ‘us time’ during your vacation. Spa services start at $135.
Pursuitist Tip: Try to book your spa session for the late afternoon or evening. It’s a great way to unwind after a day at the parks.
Cinderella’s Royal Table
Dining with Royalty at Cinderella’s Royal Table
Imagine dining inside Cinderella’s Castle, where stained glass windows cast a royal glow, stone archways create a majestic ambiance, and Disney Princesses visit your table for an intimate meet and greet. Welcome to Cinderella’s Royal Table, where you are not just a guest, but a royal guest.
A Royal Banquet Awaits
The prix fixe menu features American cuisine with a hint of French influence. For the little ones, there are kid-friendly options. The royal character interactions, where your little ones can mingle with their favorite princesses, make the experience all the more magical.
Why It Deserves the VIP Title
Cinderella’s Royal Table takes you inside one of the most iconic Disney landmarks, providing not only a meal but an immersive fairy-tale experience. With prices starting at $75 for adults and $45 for children, it’s a splurge-worthy experience for the royal treatment and memories you create.
Pursuitist Tip: Make sure to book your reservation 180 days in advance. It’s one of the most sought-after dining experiences at Disney.
Embarking on any of these VIP experiences will ensure your trip to Disney World is filled with unforgettable memories. These VIP experiences are designed to provide a unique spin to your visit, from the underwater worlds and private cruises to backstage tours and poolside luxury. But remember, these experiences are quite popular, so making advance reservations is highly recommended.
After all, Disney is not just a vacation; it’s an experience, a magical journey that leaves you with a treasure trove of enchanting memories. After all, in the heart of the magic, every guest deserves to feel like royalty. With these exclusive VIP offerings, you truly get the keys to the kingdom, ensuring that every moment at Disney is filled with magic. Your dream vacation awaits you at the Walt Disney World Resort. Enjoy the magic!
Christopher Parr, is the Editor and Chief Content Creator for Pursuitist, and a contributing writer to USA Today, Business Insider — and the on-air host of Travel Tuesday on Live at 4 CBS. He is an award-winning luxury marketing veteran, writer, a frequent speaker at luxury and interactive marketing conferences and a pioneer in web publishing. Named a "Top 10 Luxury Travel Blogger” by USA Today, Parr has also been selected as the official winner in Luxury Lifestyle Awards’ 2023 list of the “Top 50 Best Luxury Influencers and Bloggers in the World.”