Has anyone done the VIP tour with the personal guide?


#1

The one that costs 300 dollars an hour. I’m just curious how it was done. Did you have an instant FP for everything? Did you have to wait in lines or go right to the loading spot? Did you walk from ride to ride or did you hop in a van and drive behind the scenes?

I was looking at the new tour (not to plan to get it) for $300 a person and wondering how it was different.


#2

I will let you know when I win the lottery… :wink: Wish I knew, sorry!


#3

Last year, when we were at Festival of the Lion King, we were in the front row. There was this “perfect” family who personally got escorted to one of those benches separate from the normal rows in front of everyone by a CM. The Nanny seemed to be having problems with the IPAD for pictures, so the CM took over (leaving the Nanny out of the majority of the pictures!) And, ironically, all three of their kids got picked to do the various things they pull the guests in for. Have a feeling that CM was their personal guide (can’t have the nanny do everything!!!)


#4

When you take the tour, can I come too??? It’s one price for a group of up to ten.


#5

of course… :wink: We might make it a party.


#6

Actually I read someone (not me) was thinking of getting 10 adults together for a full day and split the cost. If (and I don’t know this to be true) you get front of the line pass and transportation from ride to ride, park to park, you could cover a ton of stuff in 8 hrs for only 300 or so bucks per adult.

Which sort of sounds like the new tour that you hit the thrill rides in three parks for 300 per person.


#7

Ehhhh, I am happy to see WDW at my own pace and I don’t need a stinking, overpriced tour guide!


#8

I agree. Even if I could afford this cost, I would rather add another day or two to my vacation and tour myself! :whistling


#9

The only tour dh and I have done is the keys to the kingdom


#10

“Keys to the Kingdom” was definitely worth the $60—you can’t go down under and pop up in the MK like that on your own!!! (Plus you can walk on a few rides ahead of any lines too.) We learned soooo much about the MK—and we have been going for years and thought we had “heard it all”. I am sure it depends on how good your guide is though… :slight_smile:

I don’t think the VIP tour is worth the money though…IMHO


#11

A few yrs ago I was talking to one of the guides and she made it sound like tons of people are willing to spend the money.


#12

Hi,
I found this review that has lots of info on it:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g1954828-i20534-k7425060-Walt_Disney_World_Vip_Tour_Review-Walt_Disney_World_Florida.html

I would love to do this someday - it’s on my bucket list.


#13

[QUOTE=Goodegirl2007;1919093459]Hi,
I found this review that has lots of info on it:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g1954828-i20534-k7425060-Walt_Disney_World_Vip_Tour_Review-Walt_Disney_World_Florida.html

I would love to do this someday - it’s on my bucket list.[/QUOTE]

This is definitely not something I would pay to do…I personally don’t want my day at WDW to be all about how many rides I can squeeze in within a given time…for us—it’s all about the experience and leisurely walk through the parks…

I thought this was a “tour”…it’s not a tour at all!!! lol It’s just a way to get on the rides faster!! Not for me!!! :happy:


#14

Too pricey for me.


#15

[QUOTE=smallworld;1919093461]This is definitely not something I would pay to do…I personally don’t want my day at WDW to be all about how many rides I can squeeze in within a given time…for us—it’s all about the experience and leisurely walk through the parks…

I thought this was a “tour”…it’s not a tour at all!!! lol It’s just a way to get on the rides faster!! Not for me!!! :happy:[/QUOTE]

Oh well…to me it sounds amazing. I would love the insider type of “tour”, I would love to get my fill of Toy Story Mania and Soarin, along with some other rides. I like the idea of getting on lots of rides without waiting, it’s a no brainer for me. It would also be really cool to get some behind the scenes info and have the perfect spot for a parade or fireworks without fighting to keep the spot I’ve been holding for over an hour. If I had the money for the tour, then I would also have the money to stay a couple of extra days and take the park at a slower pace to get the full Disney experience. If they gave this “tour” away as a prize, I’m sure most people would jump at the chance. To each their own.


#16

I may be able to cross this off my bucket list sooner than I thought. They are now offering a VIP tour for $299/person. There is a 15% discount for Visa, DVC, and Passholders. The tour sounds amazing!


#17

I don’t get the impression that you get to go on rides over and over. And Epcot isn’t on the “Ultimate day of thrills” tour.


#18

When I wrote that response, I was talking about the 299/hour tour - as I was not aware of the Ultimate day of Thrills tour even existed yet. That 299/hour tour is private, and can be designed anyway the guest wants. Not something I would be able to afford now or in the near future.

Then I read about the Ultimate day of thrills tour - 299/person. Not as good as the private tour, but still sounds like an AWESOME day to me, and a little more attainable for us.


#19

[QUOTE=Goodegirl2007;1919093515]When I wrote that response, I was talking about the 299/hour tour - as I was not aware of the Ultimate day of Thrills tour even existed yet. That 299/hour tour is private, and can be designed anyway the guest wants. Not something I would be able to afford now or in the near future.

Then I read about the Ultimate day of thrills tour - 299/person. Not as good as the private tour, but still sounds like an AWESOME day to me, and a little more attainable for us.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, that 300 an hour tour is a big step up. They pick you up at your hotel, you say where and when, etc.

I’ve seen a family taking the tour and the CM member was the one pushing the stroller.

Now between my kids and grandkids, we add up to 10, so if we had the money to spend, I’d spend it on the private tour rather the group thing.


#20

[QUOTE=jo-jo;1919093517]Yeah, that 300 an hour tour is a big step up. They pick you up at your hotel, you say where and when, etc.

I’ve seen a family taking the tour and the CM member was the one pushing the stroller.

Now between my kids and grandkids, we add up to 10, so if we had the money to spend, I’d spend it on the private tour rather the group thing.[/QUOTE]

I agree…I just need to convince my extended family to cough up the extra bucks…they aren’t as sold on the idea as I am. LOL! We will have 10 people next year too…