Greetings Travel Professionals!
For over 10 years Magical Tours has offered private, guided tours of the Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort theme parks. Magical Tours is a small, family business owned and operated by David Dixon, a former Magic Kingdom Disney cast member.
Over the years we have worked alongside of dozens of travel agencies who specialize in Orlando vacations by offering commission for the sale of our tours to their clients. We have even had the privilege of giving private tours to many agency owners and officers.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the commission work?
We pay 10% commission on the sale of all of our tours that are conducted at your end (the travel agent side).
You must be the initiator of the contact between us and your client – we do not pay commission to travel agents who contact us after their client has made the first contact with us.
Also, we only pay for the number of tour days that you arrange for your client – we do not pay you commission for any extra tour days your client arranges with us directly.
Usually within one week of the completed tour, we will send a commission check made out to the person you specify and mailed to the location you give us.
Are you a travel agency?
Everyone in our family-owned business has taken the courses offered by Disney and Universal to become certified vacation planners.
We do sell Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando vacation packages on our website to guests who contact us directly without using a travel agent.
We have never, and never will, attempt to solicit vacation packages to any clients you send to us for our tours.
Please let me make this very clear – we are in the private tour business, not the travel agency business. We would much rather have an excellent working relationship with you through our tours, allowing you to handle all the travel needs of your clients.
To be quite frank, we find giving tours to be much easier and more lucrative than selling travel, so please trust me when I say that we are not remotely interested in “stealing your clients”.
What is the difference between your tours and Disney’s own tours?
Aside from the price tag (Disney charges upwards of 5 times as much for a tour as we do), there are a few other differences.
Our tour guides have to work within the parameters of Disney’s FastPass+ system. While we do know how to manipulate the system and can get FastPasses at a much higher rate than other families visiting the parks (it is not unusual for our guests to enjoy 10 or more FastPasses by the end of the tour), we can only get FastPasses that are physically still in Disney’s system.
Guests who use Disney’s own service do not need to worry about such constraints as they are allowed unlimited access to any FastPass+ attraction through the FastPass lines.
Secondly, our tours are just that – they are “tours” of the parks. We generally only visit each ride once, and we use itineraries we have developed, visiting the attractions in a specific order, so that we can maximize the number of FastPasses we can get for our guests.
Unlike Disney’s own tours, our guests cannot use our services to simply ride Space Mountain over and over.
Why do we need to use your services at Universal when we can just buy a Universal Express Pass?
The dirty secret Universal does not headline on their website is this – the only promise they make is that the Express Pass lines will never be longer than half as long as the regular lines. This means that if the regular line is 90 minutes, the Express Pass line can be as long as 45 minutes.
Unlike Disney’s FastPass+ system, which regulates how many FastPasses can be used per hour on each attraction, Universal allows guests with Express Passes to go to any ride at any time of the day. Because of this, Express Lines for certain rides can get quite congested. The only way Universal regulates this is by only selling so many Express Passes per day.
On our tours we require our guests to purchase the Express Passes, but we have developed itineraries we use at the Universal parks that allow us to circumvent most all of the crowds and congestion so our guests experience Express Pass lines that are usually only 5 to 10 minutes long all day.
The result is that our guests can usually hit almost all the rides at both Universal theme parks in just one day!