Calculating the cost of special tours at Disney

Calculating the cost of special tours at Disney World

Yesterday, I wrote about the Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour, available both at Disneyland in California and Magic Kingdom in Florida. It sounds like an amazing experience, and one that my family of train buffs would love but there’s a catch: the cost. This tour, like many other Special Experiences at Disney parts, costs $49 per person, above and beyond theme park admission.

I understand the additional charge, the tour guides have to be trained, and their time is worth something – and of course for Disney to remain in business and continue to innovate, they have to make a profit! But for a large family like ours, $50 per person adds up fast!

What does your family do – take full advantage of tours and special experiences, or skip them in favor of the many magical experiences included in your park admission?