Playing Billionaire: How the World’s Elite Experience the Disney Parks

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Let’s face it: rich people are undeniably attracted to the magical world of Disney. Disney and their incredible theme parks and resorts have a special allure that transcends age, background, and income bracket. However, the ultra-rich do experience Disney in quite a different way. From secret clubs, special rooms, VIP tours, and blinged-out merchandise, here is how the rich and famous visit the Disney theme parks and resorts.

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How Disney’s Elite Guests Dine at Disney

Disney is known for their incredible assortment of restaurants, but for Disney’s most wealthy guests, we aren’t talking about churros and dole whips.

Disney’s most expensive restaurants not only offer delectable cuisine but also an unforgettable dining experience that leaves visitors enchanted. These culinary gems are perfect for those seeking a touch of luxury and indulgence during their visit to the magical world of Disney.

One such renowned establishment is Victoria & Albert’s, located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Walt Disney World Resort. This upscale restaurant is known for its sophisticated ambiance and impeccable service. The menu features exquisite dishes crafted with the finest ingredients, showcasing the culinary expertise of the talented chefs. Many elite guests indulge in the extravagant eight-course Chef’s Tasting Menu, where each dish is expertly paired with exquisite wines. From the divine Alaskan King Crab to the flavorful A5 Japanese Wagyu Beef, every bite is a culinary masterpiece that delights the senses.

For those craving a unique dining experience, Club 33 at Disneyland Resort is an exclusive members-only restaurant that exudes glamour and exclusivity. This hidden gem, located in New Orleans Square, offers a range of sumptuous menu items that are sure to impress even the most discerning palates. From the opulent Louis XV Salad with Maine Lobster to the indulgent Versailles-inspired Beef Tenderloin, each dish is meticulously prepared and presented with care. Guests also have the option to pair their meal with the finest selections from the extensive wine list, curated to complement the flavors of the dishes.

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Where Disney’s Most Wealthy Guests Sleep

The indulgence doesn’t just stop at the meals! Wealthy guests also love to indulge in some of luxury living at one of Disney’s pricy but incredible resort hotels, and for these clients, it is suites only!

Tucked away on the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World Resort is the epitome of Victorian elegance and timeless charm. This iconic resort offers luxurious accommodations, including lavish suites adorned with intricate details and picturesque views. Indulge in a truly extravagant experience as you dine at award-winning restaurants, enjoy world-class spa treatments, and bask in the grandeur of this magnificent hotel. With its proximity to the Magic Kingdom, it’s no wonder this is one of Disney’s most sought-after and expensive hotels. The Grand Californian Resort at Disneyland Resort is also known for its incredible offerings.

Of course, the most exclusive place to stay on Disney property is the suite within Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park. but this room cannot be reserved. To sleep here, Guests much manage to secure an invitation from Disney itself.

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How to Explore the Parks Like a Billionaire

When it comes to experiencing the magic of Disney, there’s nothing quite like having a VIP tour guide by your side. Disney VIP tour guides provide an exclusive and personalized experience for guests, allowing them to navigate the parks with ease and enjoy all the best attractions without any hassle. However, these tours do not come without a hefty price tag.

This premium experience offers unparalleled access and convenience, making it the ultimate luxury for Disney enthusiasts. With a VIP tour guide, you can skip the long lines, gain priority access to popular attractions, and even secure coveted FastPasses. Imagine walking through the gates of the park and being whisked away into a world of pure Disney magic, all while avoiding the crowds and maximizing your time.

The cost of a Disney VIP tour guide can vary depending on the duration of the tour and the number of guests. Generally, the price is around $450- $900 per hour, with a minimum booking requirement of 7 continuous hours. This means that for a full day of VIP treatment, you can expect to spend at least $2975.

If being a VIP is too common for you, you can also rent out an after-hours party, starting at $180,000.

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What the Rich and Famous Choose to Take Home

When it comes to taking home a perfect piece of merchandise, there is only one item that should be on your shopping list.

Arribas Brothers is a name that rings with prestige and elegance in the realm of Disney collectibles. One of their most coveted and exquisitely crafted pieces is the Arribas Brothers Cinderella Castle. This stunning creation showcases the epitome of Disney enchantment, merging the timeless elegance of Cinderella’s beloved castle with the skilled craftsmanship of the Arribas Brothers.

The Arribas Brothers Cinderella Castle is truly a sight to behold. Standing at an impressive height, it captures the grandeur and magnificence of the iconic Cinderella Castle in all its splendor. Every intricate detail of this masterpiece is meticulously handcrafted, making it a true testament to the artistry and skill of the Arribas Brothers. For only $250,000, this is practically a steal!

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The Real Value Is in the Magic

While it is fun to dream about all of the incredibly luxurious things you could experience at Disney, it is important to remember that Disney magic does not come at a price. No matter what your spending budget is, you will find an incredible experience just being at the Disney Parks.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.