Family with Mickey balloons at Grand Floridian; Asian; mother; father siblings
  • On Feb 16, 2024
    Ashley from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My husband and I will be doing the VIP tour for a day in September and we want to "spread the magic" while on this tour. Would it be possible if we're walking up to do an attraction if we pull someone out of standby and take them with us?

    Hi Ashley!

    Thanks for coming back to planDisney with another great question. I'm so thrilled you'll be experiencing a Disney Private VIP Tour on your next visit and love that you are hoping to share the magic with other guests.

    I wanted to give you the most accurate information so I reached out to a Disney Signature Services Cast Member for guidance. Based on my research, all guests must be pre-registered for a Private VIP Tour, and they would need to be the same guests throughout the experience. Even if you didn't fill all 10 allocated spots on your particular tour, unfortunately, you wouldn't be able to add and/or modify guests throughout your visit to fill those spots.

    Having said that, I'd still encourage you to speak with your Tour Guide on the day of your experience. They may have some creative ideas for how you can spread a little magic to other guests. I've been on the receiving end of some Cast Member "pixie dust" over the years and it's always an amazing and heartwarming surprise. Even if you aren't able to invite other guests to accompany you during a particular attraction, I don't think you should abandon the idea of sprinkling a little pixie dust on those around you. As Snow White says, “Remember, you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine.” If it's in your heart to share a little sunshine you can certainly do so in other small ways.

    On my family's very first visit, we packed some extra glow necklaces and bracelets to pass out to the little Mouseketeers around us as the sun went down. Their happy, excited faces warmed my heart and made my children feel proud about sharing. Stickers and pins are usually always a hit too! We've also shared light-up necklaces during the holidays and passed along our purchased Mickey balloons to arriving guests as we check out instead of bringing them home. I recommend asking mom and dad for their okay first, but I've never encountered a parent who said no to a little magical gift for their children.

    I've taken a few more adult only trips in recent years and find that even something as simple as complimenting a little prince or princess on their sparkling attire, taking a photo for a family struggling with selfie mode, or letting a party jump ahead of me in the snack or bathroom line can be enough to brighten someone's day. Small acts of kindness have a butterfly effect and you never know how far they'll reach.

    Ashley, I'm wishing you a most magical visit with your husband and hope you'll experience the same amount of magic and kindness you're hoping to share. Please come back and see us again with more planning questions as you count down to your trip. We're always happy to help!

    Magic and memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hi, I'm Amy- a proud wife, mom, and Disney adult. I'm a natural planner with a flair for the creative, always looking for ways to add a little magical sparkle to our family's day-to-day happenings and once-in-a lifetime moments. You'll find me and my crew visiting the parks from rope drop to close and packing in as much magic as possible to each day of our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. From dining to photo spots and all the details in between, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Amy

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