One of the amazing opportunities that fell into our lap emerged after Jordan’s special Dream Big, Princess Innovator Award during the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: We were gifted two free tickets to a VIP experience at Walt Disney World Resort. We also had a chance to get a small discount to add additional people to our experience. After Jordan and I had our own personal VIP day during our May visit, I knew our whole family deserved the experience.
The Ultimate Day of Thrills VIP Tour is a chance to ride almost every fast-paced and thrilling attraction at Walt Disney World. We started out at Magic Kingdom Park where we got to meet our Tour Guides and the rest of the families in our group. There were about 20 total people and everyone was really excited to have a fast-paced day of fun.
While we were in Magic Kingdom Park, we got to ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Haunted Mansion and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. (Not in that order.) We also took a quick snack break while the Haunted Mansion was having a couple of ghostly delays.
Then we had a chance to hop backstage into a van and travel to Epcot. That’s where we got to eat a meal that was a part of the VIP tour. The Quick Service restaurant, Sunshine Seasons, had a lot of options and really yummy desserts. It also gave us a chance to rest our feet after walking quickly all over Magic Kingdom! I was SUPER excited to see Soarin’ with the family. I had chances to see the new and improved version earlier in the year but I wanted to wait and see it with the full family. Soarin’ Around the World is another really exciting experience and I think it’s even better compared to the old version. (But I miss the orange grove!)
After that meal and attraction combination, we hopped back into our vans and headed to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We got to enjoy our favorite experiences at the park: Toy Story Mania!, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Star Tours – The Adventures Continue.
After all that fun and excitement, we had to say goodbye to our super fun Tour Guides and continue our day without the awesome VIP service that allowed us to just walk into the FastPass lines. I think the VIP experience gave us the chance to relax for the rest of our time in the parks. We’d done most of our favorites in a day and that meant we could take our time, experience the other smaller things across Disney World that didn’t require waiting in long lines… like swimming in the pool at our hotel (something we usually don’t take the time to enjoy) and playing Sorcerors of the Magic Kingdom (which is a lot of fun).
As with everything with Disney, our VIP experience included awesome service from our Tour Guides. We learned cool details about some of the attractions. (Have you ever noticed how there are chess pieces adorning the rooftop of the Haunted Mansion?) We got to know some of the Tour Guides and all of the amazing adventures they’ve had through the years. And our family got to see what VIP life is like at Walt Disney World Resort. It’s magical. And I think it may be worth saving up a little extra for the experience during a Disney vacation.