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  • On Apr 3, 2018
    Valerie from PA Asked

    I booked a private Disney Vip tour for our first family visit to Disney. What can we do besides use them as a fast pass? What shows and activities should we try to fit in? My kids are 3 1/2 & 7 1/2. Thanks!

    Hi Valerie,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thank you for your question. My family was given the gift of a Private VIP Tour a few years ago, and it was one of our best days ever. I am so excited for you!

    You will feel like total celebrities accessing the attractions through the FastPass+ queue every time (pro tip: ask your guide if you can ride both tracks on Space Mountain and then have fun comparing), and it is awesome to ride favorite attractions more than once. Are there characters you or your children love? Ask your guide for a “special appointment.” Our VIP Tour Guide was able to get us a special appointment with Elsa, and my son, who is also known as “King Elsa,” felt like a visiting dignitary! 

    Be sure to ask your VIP Tour Guide tons of questions. We learned so many touring strategies (including tips for improving our scores on Toy Story Mania!) and also heard some fascinating stories.  Your Tour Guide is a great resource to help you figure out exactly how to make the most of your experience, so be sure to tell him or her about your favorite Disney things so they can plan accordingly. Our VIP Tour Guide really wanted to get us to the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, and we were skeptical that parade viewing was a good use of our tour time. However, we trusted her and wow. Watching the parade from the top of the train station was one of the most incredible things I’ve done at Walt Disney World: we were eye to eye with the characters and had the perfect view, without crowds stepping on our toes. I’ll never forget it.

    Valerie, enjoy every minute of this pixie-dusted experience. Be clear about your priorities, make a plan with your Tour Guide, and then follow the magic. Be sure to stop for photos of your unforgettable day!

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Robyn
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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