I did a Disneyland VIP tour and it was the best money I’ve ever spent at a Disney Park.
Yes, I know, it’s expensive af, but let me start by saying that you have no idea how bad I’ve always wanted to do one.
Plus, pair that up with seeing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – a place I’ve been dreaming about visiting for years, and it was basically eating at me to go ever since it opened.
So I decided to bite the bullet.
Disneyland VIP Tour Review
Here’s a quick rundown on how it works:
- Instant access to 30 plus attractions which basically means you get unlimited access to all Fastpass attractions and priority access to about 15 additional attractions.
- Reserved viewing experiences for popular shows, parades, and fireworks in a special reserved viewing section.
- Faster access to character meet and greets.
- 7 hour minimum per tour
- Max 10 guest per 1 tour guide which asl includes children under 3 years old
So here’s how my Sunday with a VIP tour guide went at Disneyland (in May 2019).
And of course it was peak season so just my luck it was $600 an hour. So let me say that first just to get it over with.
Thankfully 2 of my friends came with us so I didn’t feel like I paying that much just for my wife and I.
We met our tour guide Samantha outside of California adventure and proceeded directly to Disneyland park.
Then we finally made it to Galaxy’s Edge. Seeing the Millennium Falcon was everything.
Then with a 5 minute wait, we headed right into the Millennium Falcon.
Riding it twice and being both pilots was a dream. I honestly could’ve went home right after.
Then we did some exploring around Galaxy’s Edge and got some snacks like Green and Blue Milk…
…sweet and spicy popcorn….
…and the coolest Coke bottle you’ll ever see, period.
Then it was time to ride some more rides with our “unlimited Fastpasses!” Our tour guide even rode with us which was pretty cool.
Then once we knocked out all the major rides like Indiana Jones, Big Thunder, Matterhorn, and Hyperspace Mountain, we went over to Disney’s California Adventure to to the same.
The best part was honestly being able to rides Radiator Springs Racers stress-free.
Then once we finished up at the park, we headed back to Disneyland as the sun went down.
Last but not least, we got to watch the fireworks in a reserved, roped off seating area on benches. No standing necessary.
And to make things even better, during the Fireworks, our tour guide went to Galaxy’s Edge and got us a reservation to ride Smugglers Run one last time.
Just a perfect way to end the day.
How much is a Disneyland VIP Tour?
A Disneyland VIP tour ranges from $425 to $600 an hour for a minimum of 7 hours.
The pricing for a Disneyland VIP Tour varies by season and crowd levels.
- Hourly rate is $400 – $600 per hour, per tour guide
- 7 hour minimum
- Park admission is an additional fee
- 2 hour cancellation fees is charged when tours are cancelled within 48 hours.
Is a Disneyland VIP tour worth it?
That 100% depends on you.
Would I do it for 3 days at that peak season rate? Hell no!
But if you only have one day at Disneyland and it’s a weekend and you really really really want to ride a certain ride or explore a new attraction, then yes.
Because in all honesty, there’s only one thing a VIP tour really saves you and that’s time.
No waiting, short lines, and even access to Star War Land, I mean come on, it’s a fantastic offer.
But if money is an issue, bring 9 people with you, split the cost, and it can be quite affordable, especially during offseason (like February).
So in conclusion…
I’ve been to Disneyland quite a few times and I must say, just those 7 hours alone was probably one of the best visits I’ve EVER had.
Great VIP tour guide, awesome company, and nonstop rides at both Disneyland and California Adventure and you got yourself the perfect day.
Update: My Tour in February 2022
So I went on another VIP Tour on February 1, 2022 and I must say, it was a pretty similar experience. But instead of only four of us, there was 8 of us total. But that really didn’t slow us down as we were able to knock out every major ride with a couple hours to spare for repeats.
One difference between this tour and the previous one is that no rides were off-limits. We got to ride Web Slingers in Avengers Campus back to back and entered using the Individual Lightning Lane entrance.
The only thing that was semi-limited was that you are only able to ride Rise of the Resistance once, but honestly, once is enough, especially if you get to bypass that 90+ minute wait.
But if there was one thing that truly separated this experience from my previous VIP tour, its the price.
Since it was off-season and not a Friday or weekend, my hourly rate was $400 (with a 7 hour minimum still).
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