Luxury lifestyle getaways at Walt Disney World Orlando
As a luxury writer, when friends and family ask me where my next assignment will take me, they often chide me for such an “arduous job.” However, when I mentioned Walt Disney World to them before this one, they received many skeptical looks: “the amusement park?” Yes, Disney World offers plenty of high-end adventures; dining, accommodations, personalized scenic tours, even artwork, scents, as well as fashion jewelry to be purchased for collections – yet this side of Disney is often overlooked; many mistakenly thinking the family-friendly destination caters only to kids. But this side of Disney deserves recognition too – which is exactly why I’m delighted to introduce it to you all today!
The Crown Collection
Disney has unveiled their newest luxury offering: the Crown Collection. Perfect for those seeking an upmarket vacation, this collection offers luxury accommodations and dining at 5 diamond restaurants like Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel & Health spa as well as access to Club 33 memberships. If you’re looking for a closer proximity to Mickey & Friends? Golden Oak provides huge residences minutes from the park in a lovely community.
Paul Oppedisano, Vice President of Premium Providers at Walt Disney World, states “Our team at Walt Disney World is passionate about these guests and we take that into consideration when curating their delightful Adventures.”
Disney Riviera Resort Villas: Luxury accommodations perfect for families.
Disney’s Riviera Resort, one of Walt Disney World’s newest properties or commercial properties near Epcot, offers an unforgettable stay near Epcot. The new Skyliner aerial gondola provides a direct link to the theme park through breathtaking aerial views of Orlando’s landscape as you glide through the air – skipping traffic and parking altogether! The rental properties have been meticulously designed with covert Mickeys hidden into wrought iron hand rails and carpeting throughout; artwork pays homage to Disney Standards with stylish oil paintings as well as important renditions of classic movie songs played within the lobby. For full building evaluations click below!
Joining Disney’s invite-only Club 33 offers members exclusive experiences, access to lounges in each park and a sense of community for fans who share an affinity for all things Disney. One recent addition resembles an African safari luxury lodge; boasting vibrant indoor multicolor with remarkable design elements; quartz-topped bar backed by dark timbers and rich fabrics; as well as Flavor Lab’s curating of cocktail food selection. Yearly subscriptions can be secured through an invite only process.
Grand 1 Yacht
Dream of sailing in Orlando? Disney has got you covered – they’ve created a way for guests to have their very own Yacht Adventure right here at home. Enjoy fireworks onboard, have an on-water dinner or simply snack while cruising around Seven Seas Lagoon on board the 52 foot Grand 1 Luxury yacht which accommodates up to 18 individuals (17 if you opt for the onboard butler). Plus, its aquatic speaker system adds to an unmatched Adventure!
In my opinion, the only way to truly experience Disney is with a VIP Excursion Adventure. Patrick, our tour guide, not only granted us expedited access so we could explore more of the park quickly, but he also took into account our individual interests and tailored it into our day – providing us with insight into hidden design elements and histories about the park that regular guests would never know. VIP Scenic Tour Guides provide top-notch black car service throughout the parks, complete with snacks and refreshments at backlot entrances – everything you need for an enjoyable adventure! FastPass access grants you more time on trips and destinations without waiting in long lineups. VIP Tourist Guides provide exclusive insights on everything from hidden Mickey’s to popular lunch spots, artwork throughout the park and conceptual design elements woven into WDW itself – all happily shared. With only 10 guests per overview, these high-end services are not just for families; celebrities, affluent couples and groups of good friends also take advantage of this deluxe service.
Epcot is renowned for its diverse dining establishments that bring the food of the world right to guests’ tables. For those who appreciate Japanese cuisine, Takumi-Tei should not be missed. Upon entering this Japanese-inspired establishment, guests are immediately taken on an adventure; cast members from Japan explain Japanese culture and assign diners a themed space based on wood, paper, water or stone – representing its value and history within Japanese society. Ikebana flower arrangements and cultural touches throughout transport guests into a land of rising sun.
Takumi-Tei offers an exquisite dining experience, from their Omakase tasting menu to an a la carte Adventure. Their bowing delay personnel and formal handling of everything from kimono-folded napkins to beautiful ceramic offering platters set the stage for exquisite food like A-5 Wagyu Tenderloin or freshly picked sashimi flown directly from Japan. A traditional Matcha Green Tea ceremony completes your meal in style.
Disney does a lot of things right–from their amusement park to resorts and resort properties that capture both children’s and adults’ imaginations, Walt Disney World truly offers something for everyone at Walt Disney World, even the aficionados. Don’t assume the parks are only for kids or family getaways–consider the luxury side of Disney as well!