The Ultimate Luxury Disney World Vacation

14 Ways to Experience Disney If Money Is No Object

Do you want to experience luxury at its finest on your next Disney World vacation? From upscale accommodations and private VIP tours to Michelin-starred fine dining and yacht charters, we’ve got the inside scoop on how to enhance your trip and make it truly unforgettable. Here are the top 14 ways to create the ultimate luxury Disney World vacation.

1. Take a Disney Private VIP Tour

Imagine the ultimate Disney World vacation. No waiting in line, no fighting for a spot to see the parade or fireworks, and a personal tour guide to show you around all day. That is what you get when you take a Disney Private VIP Tour.

You can customize your tour to include only the parks and rides you want to experience. Plus, your tour guide will be with you throughout the day to assist you and answer any questions. You will have behind-the-scenes access to theme parks, front-of-the-line access to rides, and priority reserved seating at shows, parades, and fireworks. In addition, you’ll be treated like a celebrity all day long with door-to-door shuttle service.

A Disney Private VIP Tour Guide leads a family to an attraction

A Disney Private VIP Tour Guide leads a family to an attraction | Image © Disney

The Private VIP Tour is an expensive add-on, but it is worth it if you want the ultimate luxury Disney World vacation experience. We recommend booking your Disney Private VIP Tour time slot with The Vacationeer as soon as possible, as they sell out quickly.

2. Stay at a Five-Star Resort with Deluxe Accommodations

A stay at one of Disney World’s Five-Star resorts can add a touch of luxury and class to your vacation. These resorts are known for their upscale amenities and world-class service, attracting celebrities and VIPs from all over the globe. Whether looking for a romantic getaway or a fun-filled family vacation, a Five-Star resort will exceed your expectations. Of course, with all of this luxury comes a higher price tag, but many guests find that the extra cost is well worth it.

There are four Five-Star Hotels at Disney World, each of which offers upscale accommodations and luxury amenities. Four Seasons Resort Orlando is an exquisite luxury hotel and the only Five Star and AAA Five Diamond Resort at Disney World.

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World | Image © Four Seasons

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, is another upscale option, with a championship golf course and an award-winning spa. Waldorf Astoria Orlando is another popular choice for luxury travelers, offering upscale dining and spectacular views of the nightly fireworks display. Finally, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a classic Disney property that is meticulously maintained and offers the highest level of luxury and comfort. In addition, the Grand Floridian is just steps from the Magic Kingdom.

From spacious suites to private pools and concierge service, staying at a Five-Star resort is the ultimate luxury Disney World experience. You will surely enjoy an unforgettable vacation regardless of which Five-Star Hotel you choose.

Are you ready to book your luxury Disney World vacation? Contact The Vacationeer, the best Disney travel agency around.

The Vacationeer specializes in luxury Disney vacations and will be happy to help you plan an unforgettable trip. You’ll work with a single, dedicated travel planner from start to finish — no more call center roulette!

Your Vacationeer can assist you with anything from VIP tours to upscale hotel recommendations to reservations at Disney’s highest-rated restaurants.

3. Dine at Victoria and Albert’s

Victoria & Albert’s is an upscale, award-winning restaurant at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and is regarded as the culinary crown jewel of Disney World. The intimate setting and exquisite cuisine set it apart from other restaurants. The restaurant offers three distinct dining experiences, each with its own advantages.

A primary Dining Room experience offers two chef-curated tasting menus, ideal for foodies who want to discover new flavors.

Main Dining Room at Victoria & Albert's

Main Dining Room at Victoria & Albert’s | Image © Disney

Queen Victoria’s Room provides a limited number of tables, making it perfect for romantic evenings. The Chef’s Table offers up to six guests the opportunity to experience a once-in-a-lifetime meal prepared by Victoria & Albert’s expert chefs.

Whether celebrating a special occasion or simply treating yourself to a memorable meal, dining at Victoria & Albert’s is a must on your ultimate luxury Disney World vacation.

4. Get Disney Vacation Planning and Booking Assistance from a Travel Professional

Booking a luxury Disney World vacation may seem like a hassle, but using a Disney travel agency can make it easy and stress-free. Travel agents are familiar with all the upscale resorts and can help you choose the perfect one for your family. They can also take care of your reservations, including dining, park tickets, activities, and Disney Private VIP Tours. In addition, they can provide helpful tips to make the most of your trip and avoid any stressful surprises. With a travel agent, you can relax and enjoy your luxury vacation without worrying about a thing.

Disney World trips are treasured memories for many families, so working with the best travel agency is essential. We recommend The Vacationeer, an upscale, award-winning travel agency specializing in Disney vacations.

When you book your trip with The Vacationeer, you will deal only with the most experienced and dedicated Disney experts. They also offer many services and advantages that other travel agencies simply cannot match. So whether you’re looking for the ultimate Disney luxury vacation or just want to take the hassle out of planning, The Vacationeer is there to help make your Disney dreams come true.

5. Pamper Yourself at a Disney Spa

A trip to Disney World is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many people, and the upscale spas at Disney World can make your vacation extra magical.

Walt Disney World has several high-rated spas, including those at the Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. These luxury spas offer various services for couples, including massages, facials, and body treatments. You can also rejuvenate your mind and body with a personal message.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or simply want to relax and rejuvenate, the spas at Disney World offer the perfect solution.

6. Experience a Wild Africa Trek

If you’re looking for a truly unique experience during your next trip to Walt Disney World, be sure to add Wild Africa Trek to your itinerary. This privately-guided VIP expedition takes you up close and personal with exotic African wildlife, including some of Animal Kingdom’s most popular animals like lions, elephants, and giraffes. In addition to three hours of safari fun, you’ll also receive African-inspired snacks, complimentary photo services, and a souvenir.

Judging by the rave reviews, Wild Africa Trek is an experience you won’t soon forget. The expedition starts at $219+ per person (tax not included). So if you’re looking to add a little luxury to your next Disney vacation, check out Wild Africa Trek. (Of course, If you want to go on safari in the real Africa, Adventures by Disney can make that happen, too.)

7. Discover Michelin Guide Restaurants

If you’re looking for the ultimate luxury Disney World vacation, dining at a Michelin Guide restaurant should be on your list. CAPA is the only Michelin-starred restaurant at Walt Disney World and offers stunning views from its 17th-floor rooftop location at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando. The menu features steaks, seafood, and an extensive wine list. While it’s higher rated than Victoria & Albert’s, we consider them equally worthy of attention and the pinnacle of Disney’s fine dining. See number 11 later in this article for more information on CAPA.

Michelin Guide also lists five Disney World restaurants as Michelin Plates (or “Recommended”):

  • Cítricos is one of the Grand Floridian’s most highly acclaimed restaurants, specializing in Florida cuisine with Mediterranean flavors.
  • California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is known for its creative Californian cuisine (and astounding rooftop views).
  • At Disney Springs, Morimoto Asia offers inventive Japanese dishes in a sleek setting.
  • Ravello at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando is another superb choice, offering Italian cuisine in an elegant environment.
  • And finally, The Polite Pig at Disney Springs is an exceptional option for casual dining with family and friends.
Disney World Michelin Guide Dining - California Grill

California Grill overlooks Magic Kingdom park and Seven Seas Lagoon | Image © Disney

Whether you’re looking for fine dining or a more relaxed atmosphere, there are plenty of Michelin Guide restaurants at Disney World to choose from.

8. Enjoy Extra Space in a Family Suite

Disney World offers numerous hotels with suites for those looking for extra space and luxury. These suites are typically larger than standard hotel rooms and often come with additional amenities such as kitchens or kitchenettes, separate bedrooms, and living areas. You can find family suites in Disney Moderate Resorts, as well as in Disney Deluxe Resorts and Disney Deluxe Villas.

Depending on your family’s size and budget, a family suite can be a great way to add extra space and luxury to your Disney World vacation. Furthermore, it is an excellent option for family reunions, grandparents taking their grandchildren to Disney World, or anyone looking for spacious and upscale accommodations.

Grand Floridan - Grand Villa

Three-Bedroom Grand Villa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Villas | Image © Disney

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is an excellent choice if you’re looking for the best family suites at Disney World. It offers some of the largest family suites at Walt Disney World and Deluxe amenities like concierge service and private balconies. For a slightly more affordable option, Disney’s Beach Club Resort is also a great choice. This resort offers suites that are up to 2,200 square feet and come with many of the same Deluxe amenities as the Polynesian Village Resort. Additionally, Beach Club is home to one of the best pools at Disney World.

With more room to spread out and relax, these suites can make your stay more comfortable.

If you’d like personalized recommendations on the best hotel options at Disney World, contact our official Disney travel partner, The Vacationeer.

They specialize in Disney vacations, so you’ll get expert advice from agents who travel to Disney World often — not from someone who hasn’t been in years! And as Diamond-Level Earmarked Authorized Disney Vacation Planners, they’ve undergone training provided by Disney itself and book thousands of Disney trips each year!

You won’t settle for anything less than the best — why should your personal travel planner be any different?

9. Shop at Disney Springs

Disney Springs is the perfect place to find luxury gifts and souvenirs to take home from your Disney World vacation. The World of Disney store is full of wonderful Disney World souvenirs, and the Disney Days of Christmas store has a range of festive decorations that will add a touch of class to your home. The LEGO Store also offers a wide variety of standard and Disney LEGO sets, and Vera Bradley has a beautiful selection of handbags and accessories.

Many high-end brands have opened stores at Disney Springs, including Alex and Ani, Coach, L’Occitane, and Sephora. In addition, there are plenty of upscale restaurants at Disney Springs, so you can enjoy a meal in style before heading back to your hotel. With its range of luxury shops and restaurants, Disney Springs is the perfect place to add a touch of glamour to your Disney World vacation.

10. Enjoy a Disney Character Dining Experience

Disney World wouldn’t be complete without a Character Dining experience, and we have a few recommendations for upscale family fun. Here are our top picks.

Cinderella’s Royal Table is the best Disney Character Dining experience for an ultimate luxury Disney World vacation. Not only will you enjoy a fantastic meal in an upscale setting (inside Cinderella Castle!), but you’ll also get to meet Cinderella and other Disney Princesses in person. It’s truly a magical experience that celebrities have been known to enjoy on their own Disney World vacations. If you’re looking for a truly unique luxury experience, dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table is a must-do.

Cinderella's Royal Table

Cinderella’s Royal Table

Some other Disney Character experiences are worth mentioning, including:

  • Chef Mickey’s is a classic, all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet featuring an array of American fare and beloved Disney Characters.
  • Hollywood & Vine is perfect for a family brunch or dinner with Minnie Mouse and friends.
  • Book a reservation at Topolino’s Terrace for breakfast or lunch with Donald Duck and his pals.
  • Tusker House is located in Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and offers family-style dining featuring Donald Duck and friends in their safari attire.
  • Garden Grill serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner family-style with Chip ‘n Dale as your table companions.
  • Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White is a one-of-a-kind Disney Princess Dining experience set inside Wilderness Lodge.
  • Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom Park invites Guests to dine in one of three stunning rooms inside Beast’s Castle from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
  • At ‘Ohana, guests can enjoy Hawaiian-inspired family-style meals while spending time with Lilo, Stitch, Goofy, and Pluto!
  • The Crystal Palace offers an all-you-care-to-enjoy family-style buffet featuring Winnie the Pooh and Eeyore for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Lastly, Cape May Cafe, located at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, features a seafood buffet with visits from Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, Donald Duck, and Goofy!

No matter which character dining experience you choose, it will surely be a memorable part of your family vacation!

11. Catch the Fireworks at CAPA

When it comes to family vacations, few experiences are more magical than watching the fireworks at Disney World. And for those looking for an upscale experience, CAPA at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando is not to be missed. Located on the 17th floor of the resort, CAPA is a rooftop steakhouse and bar that rivals Victoria & Albert’s in terms of quality and overall experience. As we mentioned before, it’s the only Michelin-starred restaurant at Disney World.

Fireworks view from rooftop dining

Image © Four Seasons Hotels Limited

In addition to its top-notch cuisine, CAPA offers spectacular views of Disney fireworks from its outdoor terraces. Set against the backdrop of the Magic Kingdom, the fireworks display at CAPA is truly a sight to behold. So if you’re looking for a truly magical family vacation experience, check out CAPA at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando.

12. Hit the Links

For those looking to tee off in luxury, Disney World has four upscale golf courses that are sure to please.

  • One of the best golf courses at Disney World is Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course, a classic Florida-style course with gently rolling hills and picturesque views of the surrounding area.
  • Disney’s Palm Golf Course is an Arnold Palmer-re-designed course that winds through natural wetlands and features some of the property’s most beautiful and challenging holes.
  • Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course is a true test of golfers’ skills, with a distance of 7,516 yards and a par of 72.
  • Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course is a 9-hole walking course perfect for beginners or those looking for a quick game.

In addition to these on-site options, the Orlando area is home to award-winning golf courses, including those designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. High-rated courses include Orange County National Golf Center, Reunion Resort Golf Courses, and Celebration Golf Course. Furthermore, the Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes is home to an 18-hole championship course designed by Greg Norman. Waldorf Astoria Orlando Golf Club offers two 18-hole championship courses designed by the legendary Rees Jones. Whether looking for a luxury experience or a challenging round of golf, you’re sure to find the perfect course at Disney World.

13. Watch the Fireworks from a Private Watercraft

The ultimate luxury Disney World vacation is only complete with chartering a private yacht. At Disney, you can sail in style on the beautiful Grand 1 watercraft, enjoying an upscale and opulent experience that is fit for royalty. A luxury private cruise offers impeccable service and attention to detail, making you feel like a VIP.

Your private group of up to 18 passengers can enjoy a daytime excursion on the Grand 1 yacht starting at $399 per hour; an evening cruise starts at $799 per hour. Should your evening cruise occur during the Magic Kingdom’s fireworks, you’ll be pleased to know that a synchronized soundtrack will be played over the boat’s sound system. Two crew members are included in the cost and light refreshments are served. For even more luxury, you can arrange to have a complete private dining experience provided onboard. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will never forget.

Another option for fireworks viewing is a 25-foot private pontoon boat which holds up to 10 passengers. The captain will steer you to a great viewing spot of either Happily Ever After (the Magic Kingdom fireworks) or Luminous (the EPCOT fireworks) and provide snacks and soft drinks. The cost of these specialty cruises is typically around $399. You can also add festive banners, balloons, or enhanced dining options to make your cruise even more special.

If you don’t mind sharing your experience with other families, another option is Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise. On select nights, one of the Disney ferryboats hosts a dessert party on the water with a prime view of the Magic Kingdom Fireworks. You’ll nibble on bite-size treats (such as KABOOM! CupcakesRocket Burst Popcorn Push Ups, and Grand Finale Key Lime Tarts) and enjoy specialty drinks such as the Firecracker Fizz. Kids can pass the time with an ultraviolet scavenger hunt before everyone puts on their “Mickey Vision” glasses for a unique view of the fireworks. This experience costs $130 per adult (ages 10+), and $100 per child (ages 3-9).

14. Get Hitched at Magic Kingdom

For couples who want to experience a truly magical wedding, Disney World offers luxury weddings that are fit for a princess. Event minimums for Magic Kingdom ceremonies start at $20,000, and couples can choose from various enchanting venues, including the Magic Kingdom East Plaza, the Train Station, and the After Hours area.

Magic Kingdom Wedding

Almost anything is possible, including getting married in front of Cinderella Castle | Image © Disney

Each venue offers its own unique backdrop, from Cinderella Castle to a picturesque train station. And with rows of chairs and beautiful floral arrangements, these locations will make your wedding day extra special. Plus, what could be more romantic than honeymooning at a Disney resort?

Whether you’re tying the knot, celebrating your wedding anniversary, renewing your vows, or just looking for a romantic getaway, Disney World is the perfect destination for luxury-loving couples.

Ready to Book the Ultimate Luxury Disney Vacation? Plan Your Trip Today!

When you book your Disney World vacation with The Vacationeer, you get much more than just a travel agency. Think of them as your personal assistants for Disney World — they’ll take care of all the details so you can relax and enjoy your vacation.

With decades of experience, they know how to get you the best available pricing, and they’ll give you the inside scoop so you can make the most of your trip. Your dedicated Disney vacation planner will also take care of all the logistics, like ground transportation, reservations at Michelin-rated restaurants, and even your golf tee times. And if you want to spoil yourself, they can arrange VIP tours and private yacht charters. Booking with them is the best way to ensure you have a magical vacation – after all, that’s their specialty!