Magical Tours offers VIP Tours of Walt Disney World and the Universal Orlando Resort as well as Vacation Packages for Disney, Universal, Sea World, Busch Gardens and destinations around the globe.
In the early 1990’s, Magic Kingdom cast member David Dixon began to realize that a need could be met for many families visiting the Walt Disney World theme parks if they simply had someone to walk around with them, answer their questions and help them get to their destinations as easily and stress free as possible. Since Disneyland opened in 1955, the Disney Company had made available to their guests a private VIP Tour experience that gave them quick access to the rides while entertaining them with stories and history surrounding the Disney parks. However, these special experiences were priced far out of reach of the average family visiting the resort, and David could see a real need that could be met in supplying a similar experience to these families at a much more affordable cost.
David continued to spend a number of years working in the Magic Kingdom as an operations host cast member, performing duties such as helming the submarines at 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, helping out in Mission Control at Mission to Mars, hosting the Circlevision 360 presentations of American Journeys, and escorting celebrity VIPs around the areas he operated in. Even after David left the Disney Company to pursue other career opportunities, he continued to spend time in the Walt Disney World theme parks learning all he could about the intricacies of the daily operations, the history behind the presentations, and the secrets to making a Disney vacation an incredible success.
In 2009 David formed Magical Tours, a business whose mission was to supply the same quality VIP Tour experience offered by the Disney Company, but at a reasonable cost that the average vacationing family could easily afford. His efforts were an instant success, and what started out as a ‘weekend job’, helping families to get the absolute most out of their visits to the Magic Kingdom theme park, branched into a full time experience covering all four Disney theme parks, and driving David to hand-pick and personally train more VIP Tour guides to help him in meeting all the requests for tours he received.
With the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Universal Islands of Adventure theme park in 2010, Orlando saw a new influx of vacationers and Universal finally placed themselves on the map next to Walt Disney World. David could tell doors of opportunity would soon open at the Universal theme parks, so he began to expand his services to cover VIP Tours of the Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios theme parks, as well.
Over the next three years Magical Tours grew at an amazing rate, offering VIP Tour experiences throughout Orlando, Florida at all four of the Disney theme parks as well as both Universal theme parks. Through a belief he shared with Walt Disney, the Disney Company patriarch, that quality will always outlast quantity, David and his small handful of highly qualified VIP Tour guides managed to win over a number of the world’s leading travel agencies, such as Altour, Travel Authority and American Express Travel, in addition to dozens of travel agencies specializing in Disney and Universal vacations, to become their preferred Disney and Universal VIP Tour supplier.
Towards the end of 2013, David saw yet another need he could help meet in planning and supplying families with complete destination vacation packages to not only Walt Disney World and the Universal Orlando Resort, but to Sea World, Busch Gardens, Disneyland, the Disney Cruise Line and destinations all over the world through Adventures by Disney. Every member of Magical Tour’s staff dove into training in each of these destinations to become certified specialists capable of delivering the most magical vacation experiences ever to the families they serve.
Now, in 2014, Magical Tours continues to grow adding new destinations to our supply of amazing vacation experiences for families, while continuing to offer the best VIP Tour experiences possible to guests visiting Walt Disney World and the Universal Orlando Resort.