Jun 19 Best Tips For a Luxury Walt Disney World® Resort Vacation
Would you like to create a perfect Walt Disney World® Resort vacation? Here are few ideas to make that dream come true!
Charter the Grand I Yacht
For the ultimate in luxury, charter Disney’s 52-foot Sea Ray yacht moored at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, perfect for pampered VIP guests. It’s available for a morning spin, a sunset cruise, or the ultimate fireworks viewing location. Consider an elegant evening beginning with a sunset champagne cruise followed by a viewing from the Seven Seas Lagoon of the Wishes fireworks extravaganza. Or perhaps an afternoon excursion exploring the nearby resorts with a bevy of snacks to keep the appetite at bay as you sail past the beaches of the romantic Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Wedding Pavilion, then check out the geyser on the shores of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.
Indulge at Victoria & Albert’s
Fine dining in a stunning setting combined with virtually flawless service sets Victoria and Albert’s apart. Overseen by the brilliant Chef de Cuisine Scott Hunnel and awarded the AAA FiveDiamond and the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence year after year, this is Disney’s true gastronomic temple. And every year it keeps reinventing itself raising the bar even higher. A seasonal prix fixe menu including seven sumptuous courses, all small, is served by an ultra-professional waitstaff, while a harpist performs. Or for a truly special evening reserve the Chef’s Table in the kitchen or the Queen Victoria’s Room where 10 courses are served. Indulge in one exemplary dish after another, every morsel with its own distinct flavor, no one ingredient overwhelming another - food here is simply a work of art.
Pamper Yourself with a Spa Day
When your muscles are aching and your body is screaming for rest after days at the parks, soothe your jangled nerves at one Disney’s spas. Immerse yourself in luxury with a feel-good treatment or two, guaranteed to rejuvenate and swiftly get you back on your feet and ready for another long day of walking the parks. Try nirvana for a day at Senses Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Fifteen treatment rooms are equipped with heated tables, silky-to-the-touch microfiber sheets, and soft, “chakra” lighting whose color can be chosen to match your Relax, Renew, or Imagine theme. Then go for a Warm Bamboo Massage incorporating warm bamboo canes for the ultimate in relaxation. Or perhaps unwind with a Rose Hydrating Body Treatment which includes a gentle exfoliation and layering of hydrating rose products. Then relax in the spa’s “wet room” with whirlpool and heated tile loungers and an adjoining steam room.
Treat Yourself to a VIP Tour
Would you like to be treated as if you were royalty for a day? How about visiting the Disney theme parks as seamlessly as possible with maximum enjoyment and very little fuss? Is riding your favorite theme park attraction over and over again with little wait in line one of your fantasies? Then you should consider Disney’s personalized VIP Tour Service offered at both Walt Disney World® Resort and Disneyland® Resort. For $400-450 per hour ($600 per hour during holiday seasons such as over President’s Day weekend, Easter, and Christmas and New Year’s) with a minimum of seven consecutive hours, a Disney VIP tour guide will completely customize your experience for you and up to nine others with a day at the parks.
The Sky’s the Limit
Would you like to create something truly magical for your family and friends or live out a special story? Disney has a way to help you make your dreams come true through the amazing and creative team at Disney Signature Dreams. From immersive experiences with you and your loved ones inside your favorite stories, to unexpected surprises and moments of true wonder, Disney can make it happen for you. Just wish for your very own dream come true…they can create it!
Cara Goldsbury is the author of The Luxury Guide to Disney Vacations and The Luxury Guide to Walt Disney World Resort. She is Chief Executive Concierge at Glass Slipper Concierge®, a travel agency specializing in selling Disney vacations, and has appeared as a leading Disney expert on two Travel Channel specials, Disney Splurge! and Disney Royalty. She has also been cited numerous times in national news articles, in such notable publications as Forbes Traveler, as an expert on the Walt Disney World® Resort. Visit her Luxury Travel & Life blog at CaraGoldsbury.com.
Thank you for your article. Is there a Disney program (such as via a Magic Band or card) that (for a higher price) allows multiple small groups or individuals to each have unlimited FastPass+ access? (We’re planning a scavenger-hunt like competition among a larger group.)
In order to receive expedited entrance to most FastPass attractions is with a Disney VIP Tour. These tours are for a maximum of 10 guest per tour and run $315-355 per hour. Your tour guide also customizes your day to see the park or parks with most efficiency, provides door-to-door transportation and preferred event seating. Of course we can reserve as many tour guides as required by your group as long as there is availability.
Your Glass Slipper Concierge agent is able to reserve this VIP experience of your group. If a VIP Tour is more than you are wanting to spend, they can help you with your FastPass+ selection (available to reserve 60 days prior to arrival if you are staying on Disney property; 30 days prior if staying off property) so that you will arrive with three FasPass+ reservation per day.