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Looking for an extra special way to discover Walt Disney World? Consider one of Disney’s enchanting extras! From VIP tours to nature experiences, Disney’s got you covered! Read on to learn more about 7 unique extras you might enjoy on your next Disney World vacation.

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1. Dining with an Imagineer

Want to pick the brain of a Walt Disney World Imagineer? This is your chance! Enjoy one-on-one conversation about the creative process that goes into making Disney magic as you dine at Citricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa or The Hollywood Brown Derby in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You can even commemorate this unforgettable experience with a souvenir plate that’s personalized by the Imagineer! This special extra is for guests ages 14 and up. For pricing and reservations, call 407-WDW-DINE.

2. Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour

Want to check out the backstage area of Magic Kingdom? This 5-hour walking tour will take you all around Magic Kingdom Park, including those off-limit areas you’ve always dreamed of exploring. You’ll uncover hidden secrets of classic Magic Kingdom attractions, access the famed underground “Utilidor” tunnels that lead beneath the park, discover Disney trivia tidbits, enjoy a special lunch, and take home an exclusive keepsake. This tour, which is unique for guests 16 years and older, costs $99 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 407-WDW-TOUR.

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3. Disney’s Perfectly Princess Tea Party

Your young princess or prince age 3-9 is cordially invited to join “Rose Petal,” a magical rose from Aurora’s garden, at her extra special tea party at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa! There’s a princess parade, storytelling, sing-alongs, and apple juice “tea” as well as an assortment of fruit and mini-sandwiches. Princesses will receive a special 18-inch Princess Aurora doll dressed in a gown plus accessories, a princess tiara, a silver princess bracelet, a princess necklace, a fresh rose, a special princess sticker page “Best Friend” certificate for the new Princess Aurora doll, and a princess cinch bag. Each young prince in attendance will receive a princely sword and shield, a souvenir pin, a plush Disney bear, and a “Best Friend” certificate. But don’t worry, adult guests are also welcome to get in on the fun as they enjoy a signature blended tea and a selection of cheeses, grapes, and tea sandwiches. Lastly, party guests should remember to bring their autograph books as Princess Aurora herself will make a special appearance! This special tea party costs $333.64, which includes admission for one guest (ages 10+) and one child (ages 3-9). Additional guests are invited for $234.08 per child (ages 3-9) and $98.66 per guest (ages 10+). Advanced reservations for this experience can be made up to 180 days in advance by calling 407-WDW-MYTEA.

4. Highway in the Sky Dine Around

Take a ride along the monorail with fellow diners and enjoy 5 courses at 3 of Walt Disney World’s most popular spots. First, check-in at The Wave of American Flavors at Disney’s Contemporary Resort for an appetizer and a specialty cocktail. Then head to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to savor some island-inspired spirits and appetizers. Afterwards, venture to Citricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa for a special Chef’s main course selection, a champagne toast, and an assortment of artisanal cheeses. Your adventure will conclude back at Disney’s Contemporary Resort with a nighttime viewing of Happily Ever After, the Magic Kingdom nightly fireworks show. This experience costs $170 per person plus tax.

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5. Wild Africa Trek

Animal lovers, this experience is for you! Head to Animal Kingdom Park to explore special areas of the Harambe Reserve with an “up close and personal” encounter of African wildlife species. Specially trained guides will lead guests on this 3-hour journey as they board a specialized vehicle to ride along the wide-open African savannah. There’s even a scheduled stop at a private safari camp, which includes premium animal viewing and African-inspired food samplings. Also, a Disney photographer will be on-hand to capture all of your special safari memories with picture downloads included in the price of this tour. Please note that this special experience does require significant walking and some climbing. For pricing and availability, call 407-WDW-TOUR.

6. Private VIP Tours

If your family wants to live out their Disney dreams, then this is the perfect touring option! Disney’s VIP Tour Guides will escort your family to and from all of Disney’s parks with unlimited, VIP access to every ride, show, parade, and more. This 7-hour minimum tour can be completely customized for your family’s wants and needs. Your day will start as your VIP Guide greets your family at your resort with a private vehicle. You’ll then enjoy door-to-door transportation to all of the parks! Theme park admission is required, and a Park Hopper Ticket is necessary to explore all of the fun that each park has to offer on this unique VIP access tour. VIP Tour Guides can host parties from 1-10 guests for $425-$600 per hour, depending on the season. Call 407-560-4033 to for booking information.

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7. Magical In-Room Gifting Experience

Surprise your loved ones with a special Disney-themed welcome or birthday package! Choose from options like “A Disney Pal Surprise” with a surprise door sash, travel treats, a personalized tote bag, Mickey ear hat, and pillow blanket along with a special message from Mickey inside an official autograph book! Or select “Mickey’s Birthday Celebration” with a surprise door sash, confetti, balloons, and travel treats along with a candle-covered top hat, Happy Birthday lanyard, Mickey plush, and Mickey pillow blanket for the birthday guest-of-honor. Call Disney Floral & Gifts at 407-939-4438 for options and pricing.

There’s so many enchanting extras to choose from! Which will your family pick?

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