• On Aug 11, 2020
    Kim from MO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I'm going to surprise my husband and son with a private VIP in July 2021. I'm curious what a standard tip would be on these kind of tours?

    Hi there, Kim! Welcome to planDisney. 

    It sounds like you are planning the vacation of a lifetime for your husband and son. Once you reveal your surprise, they are going to be thinking so many happy thoughts that they may just fly right off to Neverland. 

    Kim, while I have only been lucky enough to take a private VIP tour in my dreams, I have spoken to a few friends and done a little research, and here is what I found out. You should tip the amount that you feel comfortable with based on the service you received. Tips for the VIP tour guides generally average 10%-20% of the total tour cost, with 15% seeming to be the average. 

    Kim, in addition to the private VIP tour, did you know that there are several small group tours that you can book? These range from the Ultimate Day of Thrills VIP Tour to the Ultimate Disney Classics VIP Tour to Backstage Magic, where you will get to peek behind the curtain. While not as customizable, these tours still offer the VIP experience at a fraction of the cost. 

    I hope that this gave you a little guidance Kim. Please come back here to planDisney if we can help as you plan your fabulous family vacation! 

    Wishing you many magical memories!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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