What is a Disney “plaid,” and why do you want one?

I had drinks tonight with some former clients (who have turned into current friends). One of them is a very well-known Pixar/Disney star who has spent a lot of time working on their movies. As the conversation turned to things we’ve all been doing lately, the subject of my recent Disney blog posts came up. As I talked about my planning process, and how (while fun) it seemed a little challenging, they squinted at me, then said, simply, “Plaids.”

I mis-heard them at first. “Plans?” I asked.

They clarified, “PLAIDS.”

Say what? I had never heard of such a thing. Turns out, Plaidsย are awesome.

What is a Disney Plaid?

Otherwise known as VIP services, Disney Plaids are amazing private tour guides that have magical powers.

Magical powers?

Yes. Think private car service, unlimited Fastpass entry, VIP seating for parades, and a huge amount of insider Park knowledge.

How much does this cost?

So much. Seriously, between $350-$500 per hour. Although you can have up to 10 people on the private tour, you need to book a minimum of 6 hours.

So why would I want one?

Well, who wouldn’t want magical powers? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have you ever booked a Disney VIP Tour? Would you do it? I’d love to hear!

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Comments

  1. At Disneyland, we are always on the lookout for the Plaids. Usually a Plaid=celebrities. We have seen: Ben Affeck and Jennifer Garner, Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin, and others

  2. I work in Imagineering and Have been on several VIP tours and worked alongside tour guides for years, it’s quite a wonderful offering if you can afford to splurge and split the costs with friends or family. And they are given the ability to bypass standard queues for many attractions for the more expensive tour option.

  3. Hi Kendra,

    You probably know all this and more, but here’s a link from Wendy Perrin that popped into my email today:

    http://www.wendyperrin.com/transform-disney-trip-average-extraordinary/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=box1&utm_campaign=passport

  4. Points Pixie says:

    Marilyn B – Thank you! Some great, NEW tips in there. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. hmph. I haven’t been to Disney in awhile, but yes please. I’ll take one.

  6. I totally forgot about the Plaids.

    If this is a once in a lifetime trip, and one can afford it- do it! After all, one is there for memories- not to wait in lines.

    Seriously, if I ever win the lotto, I’m staying in the Castle; and then I’m adding a Plaid tour to the experience! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m having so much fun reading about your plans, Kendra. And reading about everyone else’s experiences at Disney. Sharing ideas makes it more fun for all of us!

    • Points Pixie says:

      Icicle – I hope you win the lotto! You would definitely put the winnings to good use!

      I love the sharing, too. Thanks, everyone!

  7. I didn’t know they are called plaids! How cool. Never taken one but I’ve seen them almost every time I’ve been to a park. My kids and I were at Disneyland on Friday and saw a couple with (what I now know it’s called) a plaid.
    Thanks! I feel like you just gave out an important piece of trivia.

  8. I just want the plaid pattern that’s on the vests for a photoshop thing I’m doing for school and nothing is coming close I swear Disney like copyrighted their plaid pattern too.

  9. Evan Adams (@evan_adams) says:

    I once had one when I was there with a directors family. We had the best seating ever for fantasmic. Special waterfront seating and we just walked right up 5min before start. Now I go and Fantasmic just isn’t as cool having to wait so long.

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