A couple of weeks back, I posted about some of the amazing VIP Experiences that are available at the Walt Disney World® Resort. Of course, Part 1 focused on my favorite topic - food! Again, more detail can be found If you want even more detail, check out the Divas Dish Podcast where I shared live from my hotel at the Grand Floridian (Episode 68). Click this link, or grab it on iTunes, I Heart Radio, or Stitcher.
So today, let's focus on a VIP Tour. Simply amazing. If you want to truly feel like a Rock Star, this is the way to roll! Your Tour Guide is a very knowledgeable Cast Member who will be your personal escort through the parks. Basically, they ensure that you see what you want, when you want, with no waiting. They will take you into the FastPass line of every attraction - even the most popular! You bypass bag check. You are driven right to a special entrance, where your band is scanned and you walk right into the park with no lines. It couldn't be easier!
And did I mention SNACKS?! Private VIP guides really do think of everything! Our guide, Kirk, was phenomenal. So knowledgeable and friendly! It was fun getting to know him and fun getting to ride the rides with him! He found out that I love Hidden Mickeys, and so he spent time pointing out the hard-to-find ones. Did you know that there are 3 of them in Soarin' Around the World™? I bet that 3rd one is the one you'll struggle to find!
Kirk even helped us park hop! We went from Disney's Hollywood Studios® to Epcot® - again no bag check line or line to use the touch point. In the space of 2 hours, we had done 4 big ticket attractions! The amount of time saved was amazing.
Private VIP Tours are available for up to 10 guests. If you are with a larger party, you'll just add another guide -- this ensures that the personalized experience stays, well ... personal! The cost varies based on season from $400-$600 per hour (7 hour minimum). This cost is well-worth it, especially during those extra-crowded times of year! Your Upon A Star Agent can book this for you or even add it into your package.
There are also half day VIP Tours available that are not private; they will, however, take you through the parks to focus on either "thrill rides" or "classic rides". These are not personalized to your family, but they are a great way to tour if the full VIP Private Tour isn't in the budget this time around.
More to come - watch for Part 3 about "Early Morning Magic" at Walt Disney World® Resort!