Most people would agree that Disney World is an expensive place to visit. I think it is a good value – think bang for the buck – but can’t disagree that it is expensive.
However, many of us often think that Disney World is expensive in terms of a high price for the normal things of life. At Disney World, you pay $2.50 for a Coke when you might pay $1.50 at home. At Disney World, you pay $9.00 for a fried chicken nugget dinner, complete with fries, when you might pay $6.00 at home.
But what about the really expensive experiences at Disney World? Those experiences meant for those with high-end tastes and a budget to satisfy them?
For those lucky few with big bucks, or for anyone who has saved diligently, Disney offers some mighty fine deluxe experiences. These are definitely expensive but can also be unforgettable.
Let’s look at four deluxe experiences at Disney World:
1 – What: Dinner at Victoria & Albert’s
Cost: $150+ per person
What you get: One of the best dining experiences available anywhere. Period. And it’s not just me saying that. Many professional restaurant critics agree that Victoria & Albert’s is one of the world’s best. Whether you are celebrating a birthday that ends in a “0” or a once-in-a-lifetime milestone, this is a place where you can feel like a million bucks even if you don’t have a million bucks. Of course you get amazing food for $150 per person, but also the best service and surroundings, too. For those with the means, you can spend a bit more to get a spot at the chef’s table or a set of wines professionally paired with your meal. By the way, note that this dinner – often considered to be one of the most expensive experiences at Disney World – is the “cheapest” item on this list of deluxe experiences.
2 – What: Backstage Magic Tour
Cost: $250+ per person
What you get: If you are a Disney fan and have always been fascinated with how Disney creates magic, this is the tour for you. It’s the ultimate experience for ultra-Disney geeks. You get a seven-hour guided tour where you get to see the behind-the-scenes operation of all four theme parks including a walk through the famous Utilidors that run beneath the streets of the Magic Kingdom. The tour includes a meal, a very knowledgeable guide, and an experience that will make all your fellow Disney fans envious.
3 – What: VIP Tour Guide
Cost: $315+ per hour for up to ten people, six hour minimum
What you get: Often used by movie stars, executives, and celebrities, anyone can get a VIP Tour Guide – if they can afford the price. It will cost you upwards of $2,000 for the day. When you divide that by up to the ten people who can share the service, well, it’s still expensive. For your hard-earned money you get an experienced tour guide who will talk with you about your objectives and tailor a touring plan to your needs. They can also help you get access to special viewing areas.
4 – What: Cruise on the Grand 1
Cost: $450 per hour
What you get: This could be one of the least-known but most-luxurious experiences available in all of Walt Disney World. Imagine sailing on the Seven Seas Lagoon in your own private yacht. You can do that if I’ve you’ve got the means. The Grand 1 is a 52-foot long Sea Ray Sedan Bridge Yacht that can be all yours. You get a Captain, a Deckhand, and enough room for you and your 16 closest friends. You can also add in food and a butler – for an additional charge.
Which deluxe experience at Disney World do you most want to try? Have you done any?