The best way to see the major theme parks in Florida is on VIP tours where you’re ushered behind-the-scenes and given exclusive access to rides, shows and events. Advanced reservations are required and regular admission to the theme park is not included. Some tours have age limits and proper identification may be required. If you’re flying from Gatwick, get a quote for competitive car parking at Gatwick north and south terminal, click here to see a map of the Gatwick Parking area.
Universal Orlando® Resort VIP Tour
The tour begins with valet parking and access to American Express VIP Lounge where you can enjoy refreshments while checking in. The Universal Orlando expert will arrive to guide you around Universal Studios Florida or Universal’s Islands of Adventure where you’ll skip the line for rides and sit in front-row seats at shows. Receive a VIP Tour souvenir lanyard and if you want to stay in the park longer, you can take advantage of your Universal Express SM access at participating rides for the rest of the day.
Walt Disney World
A six hour minimum at a set price, the VIP tour of Walt Disney World is an excellent way for large parties to see the park in style. The Backstage Magic tour shows you how the Magic Kingdom operates and your personal professional Disney Guest Relations Host whisks your group past the crowds through VIP only corridors. If you purchase park-hopper tickets, your host will arrange curb side service via van to locations like Epcot where your group can enjoy twice as many rides with an unlimited Fast Pass. Be ushered to reserved seating at the Magic Kingdom parade’s ideal spot on the Liberty Square Bridge that’s far from the crowd so all the passing characters give you their full attention.
During the holidays, Disney’s Yuletide Fantasy and Holiday D-Light exclusive tours show VIP visitors how they design and control the lights in their festive displays. On the Epcot Seas Aqua Tour, guests can go snorkelling in The Seas and on the Dive Quest tour, certified divers are permitted to explore the main tanks. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Backstage Safari brings visitors into the animal care facilities and spotlights the design and architecture of the exotic creatures’ habitat.
Explore behind-the-scenes on a seven-hour Elite Adventure Tour of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Your private group is treated to ride on a spacious open-air touring vehicle across the Serengeti with a stop for lunch at the Crown Colony Restaurant where you watch exotic animals roam.
Spend hours under the stars on the night time Serengeti Plain or be a “keeper for a day” and work with the elephant, tiger and orangutan keepers while the feed and nurse the animals while learning about their artificial habitat. Expect front of the line access to rides, but front row seats are not guaranteed.