Enchanted Disney extras to splurge on
With what seems like the all too often constant rising cost of park admission, many feel that Walt Disney World is rapidly becoming a destination for only the wealthy. Fact of the matter is when you compare the cost of Disney World admission with the cost of other theme parks… it’s really in line. And even with it being slightly more costly, I’m a strong believer in – you get what you pay for. Yes, Disney World stands apart.
If you do have the extra financial means to splurge… no other theme park destination does it like Disney. From something as simple, yet special, as renting a yacht for evening fireworks – to elegant experiences and staying Club Level at a Disney Resort.
Really want to avoid Disney lines but with a big step up from a Fast-Pass? Well then you need to hire one of Walt Disney World’s renowned VIP Tour Guides. This comes with a lot more perks than just walking right onto any ride.
All guests booking a VIP Tour, or staying in a resort suite or Club Level at one of Disney’s eight Deluxe resort hotels are given access to Disney Signature Services, an elite-level planning resource.
Want the ultimate in Disney exclusivity? Then join Walt Disney World’s Club 33. An original feature at Disneyland in California, but new to Orlando. When complete, there will be a Club 33 location in each Disney World park, each having its own unique story and connection to Walt Disney.
At Spotlight Lounge, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the elegant space recreates the stylish “green room” experience of a major film awards ceremony and celebrates Walt’s award-winning cinematic career.
Over at Epcot, guests can visit the Constellation Club, which is located above the American Adventure in the former Chase Lounge area.
At the Magic Kingdom, a brand new location is being built in Adventureland that will be called Captain’s Quarters and will be located near the Skipper Canteen Restaurant, and will have a back porch area specifically built for taking in nighttime spectaculars from a unique vantage point.
Finally, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, a new location will open in the Africa section of the park and will be named Harambe House.
Though the interiors of these locations are all very different, the access method will be the same for all of them: Club 33 members will be able to use their Club 33-affiliated MagicBand on a special, hidden touchpoint, that will give them access to each lounge. Only the well-to-do need apply; initiation cost around $30,000, with dues totaling $15,000 per year.
- Access to all 4 Walt Disney World Club 33 locations
- Premier Passport for the member, spouse, and any children under age 26
- 50, 1-day park hopper tickets a year
- 5 day-long VIP guided tours
- Access to a private concierge service
- A limited number of instant FastPass+ reservations
One thing that Disney sets itself apart from all others is exceptional food. Don’t want the usual tasteless pre-heated theme park fare… don’t worry, Disney doesn’t do it. If you really want to experience Disney dining in a unique way, try – Delicious Disney – a monthly dinner series in partnership with Walt Disney World’s best chefs. Delicious Disney remains a bit of a secret, and costs $349 per person. Just one of many “enchanted extras”, as Disney calls it.
What about the cure for that “never want to leave” feeling at the end of any Disney vacation: the Disney answer is not having to. Golden Oak offers magnificent custom homes in the vicinity of the Magic Kingdom with unique private residences. Homes start around $3M and you have access to exclusive amenities and services such as door to door private transportation to anywhere on Disney property whenever you’d like.
Read more about Disney Luxury from Travel+Leisure: There’s an Ultra-luxurious Side to Disney World That’s Been Hiding in Plain Sight