Many Walt Disney World guests plan their vacation under the strategy of “come for the food — stay for the attractions.” It seems Disney is paying attention, as this February will see the debut of a Magic Kingdom VIP tour centered around the culinary offerings of the resort’s flagship park.
Bookings are now available for dates as early as February 24th, 2019 for the Taste of Magic Kingdom Park VIP Tour. Tickets run at $99 per person; this is a separately ticketed tour, so guests will still need to purchase admission to the Magic Kingdom. Tour dates are currently available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
The Taste of Magic Kingdom VIP Tour lasts a total of 3 hours, during which Disney has crammed in plenty of culinary experiences and entertainment. Guests will be treated to insight about Disney food history, meet chefs and cast members, help test new dishes that could find their way into the parks, and of course, indulge in plenty of tastings — all under the direction of a VIP Guide who will ensure that they get a top-notch experience.
Here is how Disney explains it:
- Uncover the Magic Behind the Meals
Hear stories from the brilliant chefs and dedicated Cast Members that bring creative and delicious meals to life each day at Magic Kingdom park. From the rich food history of Disney parks to the “Imagineering” of new menu items, you’ll be immersed in culinary magic!
- Go Behind-the-Scenes
Enjoy unprecedented access to backstage kitchens and working areas that have never before been shared with Guests. See what goes into the production of serving millions of Guests each year and interact with the creative experts behind these memorable meal experiences.
- Delight in Delicious Tastings
Along the way, tuck into curated tastings of some of the most beloved menu items at Magic Kingdom park. Be sure to bring an appetite—an incredible assortment of sweet and savory flavors awaits!
- Taste the Future
Help Disney culinary artists create the next generation of Magic Kingdom park food by sampling an item that is still in development.
- VIP Treatment
You can relax and savor the experience because your VIP Guides will take care of everything.
This is an outdoor walking tour, so guests should keep that in mind. Additionally, as it is based around park cuisine, Disney does mention that “Menu selections are designed to appeal to a wide variety of dietary preferences and restrictions, however, modifications and substitutions for individual offerings cannot be accommodated.” Disney Dining Plan entitlements may not be used for this tour.
Reservations are open and can be booked online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463