Disney World Vacations add Platinum Level

In Las Vegas to go ‘platinum’ means you’ve gambled so much
money at the tables or with the one armed bandits that the casino gives you a
special platinum card. It works as a front of the line pass for buffets among
other benefits; with the whole goal of keeping you on the floor longer so the
casino can suck its 2%-20% take every time you plunk down a dollar.

So, I’m a little surprised that Disney is using the same terminology for its
program, but I’m not surprised at all they’re now offering a platinum level of
service for their guests. Actually, you could always get this service if you
stayed concierge (or were willing to put the package together yourself or
through a travel agent), but now it’s available to the general paying guest, if
they’re willing to pay for it, that is.

The Magic Your Way Platinum Package includes pre-trip
planning, accommodations at selected deluxe resorts, theme and water park
tickets, three meals a day at Disney restaurants, a nightly snack, a fireworks
cruise, a spa treatment, child care, special tours, recreation such as golf and
water sports, admission to Cirque du Soleil and to children’s activity centers,
and a keepsake.

Estimated cost for a 6 night stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Lodge $7065 for a family of four with one youth (10-17) and one child (3-9). Now,
this package sounds very similar to what my wife and I did on our honeymoon (we
even stayed at AKL). I think the $7065 price is probably close to what you’d
pay if you did it all piecemeal. I know our final tally was more than $7000. But
the added benefit of having someone make all the ressies and other arrangements
for you is priceless if you don’t like doing the planning yourself.


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