Disney World is arguably the vacation capital of the world. Whether you’re on a budget-conscious vacation or a once-in-a-lifetime splurge trip, Disney World has a vacation package for you.
It’s not impossible to visit Disney World on a budget. The Value Resort Hotels are very nice, all of the transportation is included in your package, and the cost of the theme park tickets are generally along the lines of other theme parks, though Disney parks are of much higher quality.
That said, if you have some extra money to spend, you’ll find that Disney offers many VIP experiences to make your vacation truly magical.
Disney has just announced three new extra special experiences! Let’s take a look.
1 – Signature Celebration Package
The Signature Celebration Package at Magic Kingdom’s premiere restaurant, Cinderella’s Royal Table, is the first and most expensive new upsell. At $199 for adults and $169 for kids ages three to nine plus tax and gratuity, it’s also the most expensive one on our list. There’s also no discounts for Annual Passholders or Disney Vacation Club Members.
The Signature Celebration Package starts with a Character Meet and Greet with Cinderella and Prince Charming upon arrival. Then you’ll have dinner, enjoy reserved fireworks viewing in the West Plaza Garden, and a fireworks dessert party. As a parting gift, you’ll take home a box of chocolates fit for a princess.
It’s worth noting that the package as a whole is more expensive than the two events (Cinderella’s Royal Table dinner and the fireworks dessert party) booked separately. However, the Signature Celebration Package has a few extras that neither of those individual events includes.
The average dinner at Cinderella’s Royal Table is between $60 and $80, and the dessert party is $69 for adults and $41 for kids. On the expensive end, plus tax and gratuity, that’s around $150. That means you’re paying another $50 dollars for the meet and greet, reserved fireworks viewing, and chocolate. If these things are important to you, it might be worth the extra money. However, you should consider that you can book these two experiences separately. Also, if you can’t get Advanced Dining Reservations for both events, this package makes it possible.
2 – Taste of Magic Kingdom VIP Tour
Are you a foodie? Do you love Disney World? If so, you might want to check out the Taste of Magic Kingdom VIP tour.
This tour is brand new, and it grants unprecedented access to backstage kitchens where Disney chefs and culinary artists create decadent dishes. These areas have never been seen by guests before!
Participants will get to taste iconic Magic Kingdom snacks, hear stories from chefs and Cast Members, and sample new menu items that are currently in development.
For $99, anyone at least 16 years old can check out this three-hour foodie tour on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
3 – Lion King Dining Experience
The last new offering is the Lion King Dining Experience. This limited time dinner experience begins June 30th and will run through the summer. It takes place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House, and consists of a three-course menu to celebrate the story of Simba. Wine pairings are also available at an additional cost.
As the meal progresses, so will the story. Musicians will join the meal to play African Melodies and songs from the award-winning soundtrack of the movie. The cost is $65 per diner.
Interested in the Magic Kingdom backstage VIP food tour?