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  • On Jun 25, 2023
    Jonathan from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    hi, my question is do you have to stay at a Disney hotel to do the VIP tour of the parks?

    Hi Jonathan, 

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you for stopping by with your question. It sounds like you are planning a very magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Taking a Disney Private VIP Tour is one of the most amazing ways to be our Guest at The Most Magical Place on Earth.

    You will be glad to know that you do not have to stay at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel in order to book a Disney Private VIP Tour or any of the other Enchanting Extras Collection tours or events. Any Guest can book a tour beginning 60 days in advance of your desired date. Of course, Guests at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel have the added benefit of being able to schedule events and dining for their entire stay (up to a 10-night stay) beginning 60 days from their check-in date, so it does give Resort Guests a little advantage in booking those hard-to-get reservations. 

    I checked with a Cast Member and found that if you are staying in one of the off-site hotels listed under More Great Accommodations under the Places to Stay tab on the website, the VIP Guide should be able to pick you up from your hotel. When you call to book your reservation, please let the Cast Member know where you are staying to confirm this information. 

    Prior to the date of your tour, a member of the Disney Private VIP Tour team should contact you to further discuss the pickup location and time, as well as any other plans you are hoping to include in your tour. So, start dreaming now about what you would like to include in your magical day! Jonathan, please remember that each member of your party will need valid theme park admission for each park visited on the tour and it is not included in the price of the tour. 

    I hope this information has been helpful to you, Jonathan. If you have any other questions or if I can offer some tips on how to spend your days at Walt Disney World Resort, please write back and let me know; I’m happy to help!

    Wishing you many magical memories,
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Hi! I'm a dreamer and doer who loves exploring the big blue world! My love for Disney began at Walt Disney World Resort and after my first Disney Cruise Line vacation I was hooked. I especially enjoy the ships' adult-exclusive spaces and activities while experiencing the magic only Disney can create. A Land and Sea vacation combining an action-packed Walt Disney World Resort visit and a relaxing Disney Cruise Line voyage is my favorite way to do Disney. I can't wait to help you create your magical memories! Learn More About Shannon

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