Why plan a deluxe Walt Disney World vacation? Why not? Our vacation memories are some of the strongest memories of our lives. It’s hard to put a value on these once-in-a-lifetime experiences and Disney offers unmatched service that is not easily found anywhere else. If you’re dreaming of a relaxed, unforgettable vacation, a Disney World Deluxe vacation is something that you should certainly consider. Maybe you are an experienced Disney World traveler; a deluxe vacation with added tours might offer new experiences for your stay. Deluxe vacations come with many different price tags depending on the options that you choose.
My definition of a Deluxe Disney vacation is as follows…
The top features of a Deluxe Disney Vacation Package are:
• a stay in a Disney owned deluxe resort
• minimum 5 night stay
• minimum 4 day park tickets
• Disney Dining Plan or Deluxe Dining Plan
• possible added tours and parties
• possibly a land/sea vacation
A Deluxe vacation usually includes a stay in a Disney owned, deluxe resort for a minimum of 5 nights or longer. There are rooms that might be considered ‘deluxe’ at some of the other Disney Resorts including the specialty rooms at some of the moderate resorts and the suites at Disney’s Art of Animation.
Why stay in a Deluxe Resort?
Deluxe resorts offer beautiful theming and outstanding lobbies and all of the rooms open to inside corridors. The food is outstanding with table service restaurants and at least one upscale option as well as savory quick service dining. Each resort has a main feature pool with a water slide and other quiet pools throughout the resort. Every deluxe resort includes non-bus access to at least one park with the exception of Animal Kingdom Lodge. Most of the deluxe resorts can accommodate 5 people in a standard room and they all offer on-site gyms, salons & valet parking is available. These amazing resorts will really make you feel like royalty.
Deluxe vacations include a minimum of a 4 day park ticket. If you want to fully experience Disney, stay a few extra days for some relaxation time. Added days and nights offer extra options such as a second day in your favorite park/s as well as time to experience places like Disney Springs, the Disney water parks, golf, spas, fishing, mini-golf or a wide range of other personalized experiences, recreation & tours that Disney offers. Adding extra days or nights to your trip for relaxation, pool time and other non-park activities always makes your vacation feel more relaxed.
A deluxe Disney vacation should also include a Disney dining plan and possibly the Deluxe Disney dining plan with 3 table service meals per person, per night of your stay. Disney Dining Plans give your vacation package a more all-inclusive feel; there are several options, which you can discuss with your travel agent in order to figure out the best fit for your family. The Deluxe dining plan combined with proper planning, will allow you to enjoy some of the famous, sought after signature restaurants around Disney property, without the stress of paying a large bill at the end of every meal.
Additional Activities, Tours and Options
Some options that can be included and planned for your Deluxe Disney vacation are backstage tours in the parks or resorts; examples are the Star Wars tour in Hollywood Studios, Wild Africa Trek in Animal Kingdom, Behind the Seeds Tour in Epcot and Family Magic Tour in Magic Kingdom to name just a few. You can also add an amazing dessert experience that offers mouthwatering treats and VIP seating for the fireworks shows in the parks. From September through December special holiday parties are offered in the Magic Kingdom; these parties are extra ticketed events and are not included with park admission. If you are looking for something extra special, there are VIP experiences that you can reserve with a VIP guide. The sky is the limit for private parties, as long as the budget allows we can set up numerous custom options for your family or group.
Land / Sea Vacation
For a truly Deluxe Walt Disney World vacation, add a cruise to the end of your park package for some time to relax and let down. I’m speaking from personal experience when I say that there is no better Disney vacation than one that goes from the Disney World parks to a Disney Cruise experience. Disney Cruise Line currently has 4 ships and I have been on all of them. Most itineraries out of Port Canaveral include a stop at Castaway Cay, Disney’s own private island. This island paradise is by far the best, private cruise line island anywhere.
Deluxe Disney vacations are perfect for those lifetime events that only happen once. Disney is an expert at creating those perfect, unforgettable moments. Examples are weddings, honeymoons, Birthdays, graduations, babymoons, bar & bat mitzvahs, quinceaneras, business events and countless other celebrations that everyone will remember forever.
A Travel Agent
An invaluable piece of your Disney Deluxe vacation is an experienced and knowledgeable travel agent. Your travel agent can help you put together all the pieces including dining reservations, fastpasses, tours, events and more.
The sky is the limit when you plan a Disney vacation and it’s never too early to start dreaming, saving and planning.
My name is Melissa and I am a Disney fanatic; I am also a travel agent. You will find me in the parks with my family almost every weekend, exploring new experiences so I can help my guests plan the perfect vacation. When you book your Disney Deluxe vacation through me, you get my planning services FREE of charge. You read that right; it costs exactly the same for you to book your vacation through me as it does to book directly through Disney and you get dedicated, personalized planning assistance based on countless hours of personal experience. I’m here to answer any and all questions that you have and if I don’t have an answer, I will get one.
For my deluxe guests I always send Walt Disney World autograph books to the kids and even Disney gift cards for a special treat while you enjoy your vacation.
Melissa Mathies, Travel Designer & Destination Expert