For many, just visiting Walt Disney World is a bucket list item. But what if you’ve been lucky enough to visit a few times or even live near the parks? Well, then you take it up a notch with a Disney World bucket list!
Disney World offers a variety of high-end experiences that are perfect for special celebrations.
Disney World Bucket List
Watching the nightly fireworks is fun in of itself but watching them from a private cruise…priceless! With this price you get a private captain to drive the boat, share fun facts about the waterways you are exploring and get you to a prime spot for watching whichever show you’ve come to see – Happily Ever After or Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. You also receive snacks and soft drinks to enjoy as the fireworks fill the sky high above your boat. If you want to get really fancy, you can order private dining or custom snacks for an additional charge.
Grand 1 Yacht
Speaking of fancy….you can take the fireworks cruise to the next level by chartering the Grand 1 yacht to watch Happily Ever After fireworks! You’ll glide across Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon aboard the 52-foot luxury yacht with synchronized audio from onboard speakers for optimal fireworks viewing.
An experienced captain and deckhand are on board to assist your party of up to 18 with your experience aboard the impeccably designed vessel. Private dining, butler service and other enhancements are available for an additional charge.
Chef’s Table at Victoria & Alberts
A foodie’s bucket list item, Victoria & Alberts, offers world-class dining in a prestigious AAA Five-Diamond Award-winning restaurant located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. An opulent and luxurious experience, Victoria & Alberts offers only one seating per evening and there are just 14 tables. A harpist plays soft dinner music while the chefs menu is brought to you in course after course. For an even more exclusive experience, you can dine in the heart of the kitchen at the Chef’s Table. There, you’ll receive as many as 11 courses over approximately 3 hours of service. Only one party per evening is seated at the Chef’s Table!
Want to experience Walt Disney World like a celebrity – with a private guide who provides all your transportation and gets you to the front of every line? You can with a private VIP Tour! They’ll pick up from your accommodations in Central FL or your WDW resort in a private vehicle and take you to whichever Disney parks, attractions or shows you want to see. Just tell your personal VIP Tour Guide what you’d like to see, and they’ll customize your day to your desire. You have to book a minimum duration of 7 continuous hours, and your party may include a maximum of 10 Guests.
Club Level Room or Suite at Deluxe Resort
Staying at a Deluxe Disney World Resort is a bucket list item of its own, but you can take it to the new heights by staying in a Club Level room or suite. What is Club Level? This is an extra special room category that includes a lot of extra perks with your resort room reservation. For example, the exclusive Club Level Lounge offers a variety of complimentary daily refreshments, like continental breakfast, hot foods from resort restaurants, evening wine and beer selections and desserts and cordials. Robes and slippers are provided for use in your room, complimentary newspapers are available, nightly turn down service is provided and there’s a dedicated club level concierge desk at the ready to assist you.
You are also given the opportunity to purchase 3 additional Fastpasses per day at a cost of $50 per person per day (with a 3-day minimum). These Fastpasses come with the additional perk of being able to book 90 days in advance and they do not have tier restrictions! And, when you purchase these Fastpasses, you also get preferred viewing for all the nighttime shows. Staying Club Level is the ultimate VIP resort experience!
Epcot Seas Aqua Tour and Dive Quest
Have you ever wished you could hop into the tanks at The Living Seas and get up close and personal with the sea life? Well, you can! With the Epcot Seas Aqua Tour, you are given a wet suit and an easy-to-use scuba-assisted snorkel unit that keeps you afloat and supplied with piped air and taken into the 5.7-million gallon aquarium. The whole experience including exploring the infrastructure and touring behind the scenes lasts about 2.5 hours, with 30 mins of snorkeling time amongst 65 species of marine life. This tour is $145 per person.
If you are SCUBA-certified, you can do the Dive Quest tour instead. Diving equipment will be provided, and you can spend about 40 mins on your own dive (plus about 2.5 hours of other touring). Dive Quest is $179 per person.
Wild Africa Trek
The Wild Africa Trek is like a mini, private African safari located right at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park! On this 3-hour adventure, you get to go off the beaten path and behind the scenes with a small tour group to view wild animals in their natural habitat. With some walking, some riding in a rugged safari vehicle and even the opportunity to cross a scary rope bridge high above hungry crocodiles, this trek is a dream come true for the adventurous type. A gourmet meal is included, too, along with a special souvenir and complimentary photos by a photographer that accompanies you on the tour.
These experiences come with some hefty price tags, but they are very exclusive and can really make you feel like a VIP guest!
Have you done any of these Disney bucket list activities?