VIP Orlando – Part One

Things to Do, Travel Tips — By Kristen Manieri on April 12, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Why do Orlando like a regular Joe when there are so many VIP tours to be experienced? Unleash your inner diva and allow yourself to be totally spoiled and pampered behind-the-scenes at Orlando’s best attractions and hotspots. Skip the crowds, get up close and personal with trainers and actors, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

SeaWorld Orlando

Beluga Interaction Program

  • Up-close, hands-on interactions with beluga whales
  • Learn about the habits and lifestyle of this magnificent creature
  • Engage in interactions including touching, feeding and helping the trainers communicate with hand signals

Sharks Deep Dive

  • Come face-to-face with more than 30 different sizes and species of sharks and thousands of fish
  • Don wet suits and underwater helmets which allow for breathing and communication without scuba equipment
  • Step inside a real shark cage

Marine Mammal Keeper Experience

  • Work alongside marine animal experts
  • Engage in activities including diet preparation and assisting with the care of rescued manatees

Elite Adventure Express Tour

  • Six-hour experience reserved for private groups only
  • Designed to fit individual group needs and requests to create the ideal itinerary for a perfect day
  • Enjoy front-of-the-line access at main attractions, front row seating at two live shows, behind-the-scenes access to meet a penguin and one-on-one close encounters and feeding with dolphins, sea lions and sting rays
  • Gourmet meal at Sharks Underwater Grill next to a 700,000-gallon (2.6 million liter) aquarium filled with sea creatures.

Polar Expedition Tour

  • 60-minute tour backstage view of the Wild Arctic animal care areas
  • Discover the world of polar bears, beluga whales and Magellanic penguins

Dolphin Spotlight

  • Interact with bottlenose dolphins
  • Learn the history of the bottlenose, fun facts, and animal training techniques
  • Hands-on contact with the stars of the Blue Horizons show

Backstage at Believe

  • An insider look at the making of this exciting, innovative show
  • Includes reserved VIP seating at Believe
  • Private poolside buffet backstage hosted by the Believe stage manager
  • Receive a hand-carved wooden whale tail necklace as a souvenir

Discovery Cove

The Trainer for a Day Program

  • A one-of-a-kind experience, offered to groups up to 24
  • Ideal for the ultimate animal lovers who want to spend more time with the dolphins
  • Includes a 30-minute dolphin interaction session and enhanced deep-water dolphin interaction
  • Private, individual photo sessions with two dolphins
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of dolphin living areas
  • Snorkeling with thousands of tropical fish in the coral reef
  • Hand-feeding birds in the free flight aviary
  • Special meet and greets with tropical birds, sloths and anteaters
  • Includes a Discovery Cove gift bag with waterproof camera and trainer T-shirt

Universal Studios Orlando

Universal VIP Tours

  • Be personally escorted on a guided walking tour around one or both of the parks
  • Front-of-line access to rides and attractions
  • Hear insider secrets about the creation and operation of the rides
  • Include complimentary valet parking, complimentary refreshments
  • Character interactions
  • Possible backstage access

More to come in VIP Orlando – Part Two… stay tuned!

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