How to Do Walt Disney World Like a Rock Star
CNN/Stylemagazine.com Newswire | 11/8/2017, 8:01 a.m.
By Sarah Sekula, CNN
(CNN) -- If you're a Disney fan, you've done your share of spinning teacup rides, Dumbo flights and Haunted Mansion tours at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
Perhaps it's time to kick things up a notch.
Here are seven personalized packages that will make you feel like you own the place. Think: going behind the scenes, viewing fireworks from a yacht (while chowing down on a five-course meal) and snoozing in an overwater bungalow.
1. Score yourself a private boat
The Grand 1 Yacht on the Seven Seas Lagoon will have you feeling like an A-lister from the get-go. For starters, you'll be boarding a 52-foot yacht at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and you can bring up to 17 friends along (16 if you decide to splurge for the private butler).
Evening cruises include an epic view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks, minus the crowds. And in true Disney style, it's all about the details. The same tunes you hear on Main Street USA play on speakers in the boat.
Pricing starts at $399 per hour plus tax and may vary based on whether you cruise during the day or in the evening. A five-course meal, butler service and other additions are available for an extra fee.
Grand 1 Yacht, 407-939-7529
2. Sleep in an overwater bungalow
A stay at the Bora Bora Bungalows at Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows may have guests feeling like they are smack dab in the South Pacific. Except that bungalow views may include Space Mountain and Cinderella Castle.
Dotting the shoreline of the Seven Seas Lagoon, each two-bedroom abode sleeps up to eight guests. All come with private decks and plunge pools, which happen to be another prime spot to enjoy the nightly fireworks. Thanks to an individual sound system, you won't miss out on the fireworks soundtrack.
Room rates start around $500 per night.
Bora Bora Bungalows at Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, 407- 939-7639
3. Take a tour, VIP-style
Any diva-style vacation should include an exclusive tour. The Private Premium VIP Tour does not disappoint.
It's one way to squeeze a heck of a lot into your day while learning loads about Disney. The fun begins when your personal guide picks you up at your Orlando-area hotel and whisks you away to the parks of your choice.
Up to 10 guests can be part of the group, and you can score special viewing areas for parades, select stage shows and nighttime spectaculars.
Pricing starts at $425 per hour including tax. Park admission is not included in the tour price.
Private Premium VIP Tour, 407-939-7777
4. Surf the waves at Typhoon Lagoon
Being inside a Disney park before it opens is cool in itself. Add surfing to the mix, and it's that much cooler.
Signing up for surf lessons at Typhoon Lagoon Water Park means you and up to 11 others get the heated wave pool all to yourself before the park opens. With perfect waves pumping out every 90 seconds, chances are you will catch at least a few.