Is it worth all that money?
We all want to be able to skip the line and immediately walk onto the best rides at amusement parks like Disney World and Universal Studios. However, after paying for the ticket to get in, a hotel room (if needed) and all the expensive food, getting a VIP ticket is out of the question.
If you can afford to shell out hundreds or thousands of dollars to quickly get on rides that last just a few minutes, go for it. There’s nothing like getting treated like a star at the most fun theme parks around. What exactly can stacks of money buy you?
The Whole Park
Kids between one-year-old and 16-year-old with wealthy Parents would sometimes rent out entire theme parks. One time, Hollywood Studios was rented out to a kid who was I believe turning eight. Most of the rides stayed open and multiple bars serving alcohol would be set up for the grown-ups. Full service bars scattered throughout the park.
We’d keep the park open a few hours after closing for them to ride the rides privately and get wasted. No idea how much it’d cost to do something like that but it happened quite often.
Sometimes the families were the coolest and would have fun, other times they’d be snobs and act younger than the kid having the birthday. For the families who were fun, the employees were usually a lot more relaxed (due to no crowds) and would have fun with them too. (holyscotsman)
The $500 Level
I worked at Six Flags. As most people know, theme parks have different tiers of tickets you can buy which entitle the customers (or guests as we called them) to certain privileges (i.e. base ticket for entry is $45, early admission/base season pass $60~).
What a lot of people don’t know is that we had a tier of ticket that started at $500~ that gives you 1) a corporate escort that will allow you to cut in at ANY line at the park 2) unlimited food and drink 3) unlimited re-rides without needing to exit for another guest first 4) a private air-conditioned lounge area where you can rest. (DANGEROUS-jim)
Celebrities get guided access to and through the utilidor (tunnel system) beneath Magic Kingdom if they want it to get to different parts of the parks the fastest. They mainly only go to the nicer parts though, like the clean and pristine sections under fantasyland and Main Street. Not the gross ones where most of us worked.
Though Johnny Depp ends up in the nasty parts of Adventureland to gain access to the elevators that get you up to Pirates. (HighwaySlothh)