If you are in search of an upscale, high-end vacation look no further than Walt Disney. You heard that right: Disney World and Disneyland have quietly created a luxury experience for their guests. Previously viewed as a once-in-a-lifetime vacation for your children, the “Magical Kingdom” has moved to a once-in-a-lifetime vacation for the whole family, adults included. From 5-star hotels to world-renowned chefs, Disney has it all. Since this has become the case, let’s really see how you can enjoy the finer things while on a Disney vacation with our top five experiences.
The Private VIP Tour lets groups of up to 10 guests explore Disney Theme Parks with your own VIP guide. This is customizable to your time and allows you to experience multiple theme parks in one day. You can have your own VIP section at parades, select shows and nighttime spectaculars. The price also includes riding your favorite Disney rides over and over again. The price varies from a mere $425 to $625 per person. Admission is NOT included in this price.
The Chef’s Table at Victoria and Albert
Dine in the kitchen of Victoria and Albert at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa for a 10-course meal. The menu is inspired by the season and the ingredients are fresh daily from the world market. Enjoy the 3-hour experience for $250.00 per guest to start with an additional spend of $150.00 for wine pairing. Make sure to dress to impress as men must wear dinner jackets with dress pants/slacks and shoes. Jeans, shorts, sandals are not permitted, remember this is a classy establishment.
The Royal Asante Presidential Suite
No need to count sheep while trying to doze off when there are exotic animals roaming outside your window. The Royal Asante Presidential Suite is located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and boasts 30 species of African wildlife, including zebras, giraffes and flamingos. This 2,000-square-foot boasts original African artwork and features a wrap-around balcony looking out to the savanna, living room, dining room, walk-in shower and freestanding tub from $2,000-$3,000 a night.
Disney Club 33
The first rule of Disney Club 33 is you don’t talk about Disney Club 33. This exclusive members-only dining and drinking club was originally created for the VIP clientele to escape the Disney crowds. With an alleged upfront fee of $33,000 and then $15,000 each year some might need that four plus years on the waitlist to be able to afford this. This steep price is said to include access to all four Walt Disney World Club 33 locations, premier passports, 50 one-day park hopper tickets a year, five day-long VIP guided tours, access to a private concierge service and a limited number of instant FastPass+ reservations.
Dine with an Imagineer
Dine with a Disney Imagineer at The Hollywood Brown Derby or at Citricos in the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and learn how they turn “fantasy into reality.” Wondering what Imagineering is? Disney Imaginations states, “The name ‘Imagineering’ combines imagination with engineering. Building upon the legacy of Walt Disney, Imagineers bring art and science together to turn fantasy into reality and dreams into magic.” During your one-on-one time find out how they bring the magic behind the scenes to some of your favorite resorts and learn about their latest theme projects.