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Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney's Animal Kingdom [© 2019, floridareview.co.uk, all rights reserved]
Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney's Animal Kingdom [© 2019, floridareview.co.uk, all rights reserved]

For the ultimate Walt Disney World VIP treatment, you can consider an official Disney VIP tour package. All tours are walking tours and typically offer “front-of-line” access to rides as well as reserved seating/viewing for shows, parades and fireworks.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all tours except the Disney Private VIP Tour are currently suspended

There is typically one expert Disney tour guide for every ten guests with a maximum of 40 guests per tour.

Walt Disney World offers a number of VIP tours:

With all VIP tours, normal Walt Disney World theme park admission tickets, including Park Hopper (if you intend to visit more than one park on the day), are required along with photo ID.

Over the years, Disney has amended and updated some of their tours and at the present time they are not offering the Ultimate Day for Young Families VIP Tour.

The original “We Make Wishes Come True” tour which allowed a party of up to ten guests to tailor a tour to their exact requirements and wishes has now effectively become the Private VIP Tour.

During the walking tour you get front-of-line access to some of the star attractions and with some tours, food is included (where noted).

Note that the actual rides on the day may vary due to operational reasons and timing and transportation between parks is provided by Disney if necessary as part of the tour. If you do not wish to ride an attraction or see a show, then you will need to wait for your group, you cannot substitute other attractions.

If you have an ECV then you should check with Disney before making your booking to ensure it can be accommodated. On some attractions you will need to be able to transfer to the experience.

All tours can be booked by ringing (407) 939-PLAY or (407) 939–7529 up to 180 days in advance. Discounts of 15% are generally available to Disney Passholders, DVC members and Disney Visa card holders.

As well as the official Disney VIP Tours you will find a number of third-party companies offering tour guide services. The advantage of an official tour is you get special access to not only the attractions but the Disney guides can also whisk you around and between the parks using special behind-the-scenes access. But all of this comes at a price!

Walt Disney World Ticket Information Pages

Walt Disney World VIP Tours Ticket Prices for 2021

Disney Private VIP Tour Group
Customised private group walking tour for up to 10 people.
Includes complimentary transportation to the parks with flexible start time, reserved viewing for parades, shows and fireworks. A minimum of 7 hour booking is required.
from $425 to $750 per hour
plus tax

All VIP tours require a valid theme park admission ticket.

The Ultimate Day of Thrills - A VIP Tour Experience - TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE Adult Child
A 6 to 7 hour walking tour. Starts at 8:30 a.m. and only operates on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Ride the main attractions at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Includes a quick-service lunch. Minimum ride heights still apply.
$349.00
plus tax
$349.00
plus tax
The Ultimate Disney Classic VIP Tour - TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE Adult Child
A 4 hour walking tour at Magic Kingdom. Starts at 10:00 a.m. and only operates on Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Ride a number of child-friendly rides at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. There are no ride height restrictions. Lunch is included.
$249.00
plus tax
$249.00
plus tax
The Ultimate Night of Adventure VIP Tour - TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE Adult Child
A 4 hour walking tour at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Starts 4 hours before the evening performance of Rivers of Light and operates daily except for certain blackout dates.
Ride some the signature attractions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Includes a snack and speciality drink. Minimum ride heights still apply.
$249.00
plus tax
$249.00
plus tax
Taste of Magic Kingdom Park VIP Tour - TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE Adult Child
A 3 hour walking food experience tour at Magic Kingdom. Only operates on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Minimum age is 16. Blackout dates apply.
$99.00
plus tax
$99.00
plus tax

Disney Private VIP Tour

The Disney Private VIP Tour is for a party of up a maximum of 10 guests and is completely customisable, even down to the start time. You tell the Disney staff what you want to do and they plan and create a personal itinerary just for you.

You can be met at your own door and taken to the park. There you get preferred seating and expedited admission to the attractions, parades and shows. You can also visit more than one park in a day if you have Park Hopper tickets.

With the Private VIP Tour, you pay for your guide by the hour and prices vary by season. Minimum tour time is 7 hours.

For the private tour you need to ring (407) 560–4033 to make a booking. If your party is larger than 10 then you will need to pay for multiple tour guides.

If you are staying at a Disney resort hotel then you can usually get a discount on the ticket prices.

The Ultimate Day of Thrills VIP Tour

The Ultimate Day of Thrills is for thrill seekers and includes many of Disney’s popular big thrill rides at three parks; Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You can check the itinerary when you make your booking.

Note that there are minimum heights on some rides which still apply.

The tour starts at 8:15 a.m. at the Plaza Restaurant in Magic Kingdom where you get to ride on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Haunted Mansion and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

After a complimentary lunch at a quick-service restaurant you head off to Epcot to ride Soarin’.

Then it is on to Disney’s Hollywood Studios where you ride on the new Slinky Dog Dash, Toy Story Mania!, Rock n Roller Coaster, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Star Tours - The Adventures Continue.

The walking tour lasts between six and seven hours and costs $349 per person plus tax. There are no reductions for children and under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult.

The tours only run on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

The Ultimate Disney Classic VIP Tour

The Ultimate Disney Classic VIP Tour is for Magic Kingdom lovers. You can check the itinerary when you make your booking.

The tour starts at 8:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. and you can expect to ride on a number of classic attractions including Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Haunted Mansion, “it’s a small world”, Jungle Cruise, Mad Tea Party, Peter Pan’s Flight, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid.

For the morning tour, check-in at the the outdoor garden near the Town Square Theater in Main Street, U.S.A and for the afternoon tour, check-in inside the Town Square Theater.

There are no height restrictions so is suitable for the whole family.

The walking tour lasts around four hours and costs $249 per person plus tax. There are no reductions for children and under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult.

The tours only run on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

The Ultimate Nights of Adventure VIP Tour

As its name suggests, the Ultimate Nights of Adventure VIP Tour takes place after dark at Disney’s Animal Kingdom culminating in the Rivers of Light nighttime spectacular (if it is running as it does not run every night). You can check the itinerary when you make your booking.

Note that Rivers of Light closed in 2020 and it is not clear what will happen if this tour is re-opened

The tour starts four hours before the first evening showing of Rivers of Light and you need to check-in behind the Tree of Life on the Discovery Island Trail, 15 minutes before the start of the tour.

The tour includes Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Avatar Flight of Passage, Na’vi River Journey, DINOSAUR and Rivers of Light.

During the course of the evening there is an opportunity to partake in a complimentary supper with signature snacks and speciality drinks (including alcoholic drinks for guests who are 21 or over).

Minimum height is 44 or 40 inches for some of the rides.

The walking tour lasts around four hours and costs $249 per person plus tax. There are no reductions for children and under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult.

The tours run every night but there are blockout dates.

Disney VIP Tour Cancellations

Note that if you need to cancel then to get a full refund you must cancel at least 48 hours in advance.

If you cancel within less than 48 hours of your reservation there is no refund. For any of the private tours the cancellation cost is equal to two hours at the private tour rate.