A trip to Disney World is a dream come true for kids, but that doesn't mean they can have all the fun. Disney World offers attractions for guests of all sorts, whether you're going alone, with your partner, or with your family. From dining and accommodation to travel opportunities, there are dozens of ways to turn your Disney trips into luxury vacations. All it takes is proper planning and knowing where to go. Here are some of Disney's best luxury offerings:
Year of a Million Dreams
The best vacations are spontaneous. Disney World is known for surprising random guests with special offers, from free rides to fireworks cruises. This year, they take it up a notch with the "Year of a Million Dreams" promo, in which cast members tap someone on the shoulder and invite them to spend the night in Cinderella's Castle. Originally designed as the Disney family suite, the building was transformed into a fairy tale castle specially for this project.
Cinderella's Royal Table
Not everyone can be that lucky, of course. But kids will have just as much fun at Cinderella's Royal Table, where they get to dine with Disney's Royal Family and listen to their favorite Disney stories. You can take your kids to the Once Upon A Time Breakfast, or treat the whole family to the Fairytale Lunch with a personalized prix five menu.
The downside is that tickets are expensive and hard to get. You'll usually have to reserve days in advance, and call in the early morning to get a slot. As an alternative, you can rent original Disney characters for private meals, although this can cost you much more.
VIP Tour Service
The VIP Tour Service can help you plan your vacations, make reservations, and even help you with your travel plans. This way, you don't have to wait in line for rides (even for popular ones like Expedition Everest) or call early for reservations. You can even get special seats to flagship shows such as Finding Nemo the Musical and the La Nouba at Cirque du Soleil. Special seats will get you star treatment - you come in through the back entrance and escorted personally to your seat.
Disney Golf has five championship golf courses, three of which are on the PGA Tour. The PGA FUNAI Classic is held on two of the courses. Here, golf enthusiasts can learn from PGA pros themselves and strategy tips from GPS-enabled carts. If you are staying at a Disney resort, your hotel will also provide free transport for you and your party.
Sailing and cruising
For a romantic trip, you can go on a Bahamas travel cruise aboard the Disney Cruise Lines. This will take you to Disney's private island, Castaway Cay, one of the best beaches in the area. If you don't want to leave Disney World, you can also book the Grand 1 Yacht and go on a private mini cruise on the Seven Seas Lagoon. A butler will serve you champagne as you watch the nightly fireworks display.
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