Aug 22 5 Must-Dos For a Luxury Walt Disney World Vacation
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 viewing location for the Wishes fireworks show. 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 Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Wedding Pavilion, check out the geyser on the shores of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, and watch the parasailing action around Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
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 six 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 the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel’s Mandara Spa where you’ll begin with a Deep Tissue Massage made extra special with heated stones, then an Elemis Facial. Enjoy a light lunch in the spa’s Meru Temple, ending your fabulous day with a Hand and Foot Ritual.
Treat Yourself to a VIP Tour
Make your visit to the theme parks as seamless and easy as possible with Disney’s personalized theme park tours. A Disney VIP guide will maximize your time by assisting you and up to nine others with a customized day at the parks and plenty of Disney trivia along the way. Don’t expect to move to the front of the line, but do expect plenty of help with the Fastpass Service, special seating for parades, stage shows, and dining. A Premium VIP Tour includes private transportation to the parks with back-door entrance, allows more flexibility of start time, and quite a bit more flexibility in obtaining Fastpass. It’s a true indulgence, but one that is well worth it!
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 Walt Disney World® Resort. She is Chief Executive Concierge at Glass Slipper Concierge 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.
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.