Even though each visit to Orlando’s theme parks and attractions is never the same, there are ways to enjoy each resort and area with a new venture when you check in as a VIP guest. In addition to special packages and birthday celebrations on your visit, there are ways to get a behind-the-scenes ticket to some of the most popular attractions in the area. If you’re looking for an exceptional experience at Orlando’s theme parks, keep an open mind as you become a dolphin trainer at Discovery Cover, help save the species at SeaWorld, or learn about the gardening secrets at Disney’s greenhouses at Epcot. Need a few ideas for your next Orlando vacation? Here are just a few specialty tickets and reservations you can make as a VIP guest:
At Epcot, sign yourself up for the DiveQuest tour for an unforgettable aquarium dive. You’ll have a chance to explore Epcot’s giant aquarium from the inside out, with 40 minutes of dive time allotted to each guest. The $140 ticket provides all the scuba diving gear you need, plus a T-shirt to take home. If you want to swim with the dolphins instead, sign up for the Dolphins in Depth program. Here you’ll be swimming in a knee-deep pool with a few of the park’s friendliest dolphins; tickets are $150 per person.
Also at Epcot is the Behind the Seeds at Epcot tour. This specialty tour takes you through The Land pavilion for a behind-the-scenes look at the greenhouses and specialty plants throughout the area. Tickets are $14, plus park admission fees. If you want even more information on Disney’s magical ways in garden cultivation, head to the Gardens of the World Tour where you’ll learn a few secrets from the Disney gardeners themselves. Tickets are $59, plus the cost of park admission.
At Universal Orlando, the Exclusive VIP Tour is a private guided walking tour throughout the entire park. The eight hour tour takes you through the most popular attractions with a brief history lesson on the background of the rides. All VIP guests are first in line at the attractions on the itinerary, and it’s perfect for large groups or a special celebration. Prices start at $100 per person plus park admission.
At the Magic Kingdom, enjoy VIP status with the Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour. Here you’ll learn about the history of Disney and get backstage passes to almost all the major rides in the park. The five hour tour is just $60 plus park admission.
Experience the lifestyle of a dolphin trainer at the Trainer for a Day Package at Discovery Cove. This is the ultimate opportunity to play with the dolphins, complete with a training schedule and deep-water swimming. It’s one of the best opportunities at this tropical paradise, and makes a great surprise birthday gift for the dolphin enthusiast in the family. Tickets for the all-inclusive package are $478 per person.
If you’re ready to learn all of the secrets of the Imagineering crew at Disney-MGM Studios and the magic Kingdom, book the Backstage Magic Tour for a seven-hour journey through the history and highlights of each park. The tour lets you see the wonderful world of Disney from an entirely new perspective. Tickets are just $199 per person, plus park admission.
From diving into aquariums to first-in-line status at the theme parks, becoming a VIP guest for the day gives you ample opportunities to explore Disney World and Universal Studios at their best. Take advantage of backstage passes and packages on your next visit for a unique experience!