Universal Orlando VIP Tour Information for Travel Agents
For over 10 years Magical Tours has worked with travel agents offering private tours of the Orlando theme parks. We have even had the privilege of giving private tours to many agency owners and officers.
Magical Tours is a small, family business owned and operated by David Dixon, a former Disney cast member with years of experience working on the rides and shows at the Magic Kingdom.
Magical Tours is more than happy to offer travel agents commission for the sale of our private theme park tours for the Universal Orlando theme parks – Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Due to the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Disney has changed many of their policies and procedures, including eliminating the FastPass system, making it no longer worth while for a guest to pay for services such as ours. Because of this, Magical Tours no longer offers private tours of the Walt Disney World theme parks.
However, we will continue offering private tours of the Universal Orlando theme parks – this includes the two current theme parks, and the new Universal’s Epic Universe theme park that will be opening soon!
Frequently Asked Questions for Travel Agents Selling Our Universal Orlando Private Tours
How does the commission work?
Magical Tours pays 10% commission directly to the travel agent for the sale of any of our private tours.
The travel agent must be the initiator of the contact between Magical Tours and their client.
All connections between Magical Tours and the client must be conducted by the travel agent.
Magical Tours does not pay commission to travel agents if the client contacts us before the travel agent does.
Magical Tours only pays for the number of tour days that the travel agent arranges for their client.
Magical Tours does not pay commission for any extra tour days the client arranges with us directly.
Magical Tours will send a commission check to the travel agent within one week of the completed tour.
The commission check is made out to the person the travel agent specifies and mailed to the location they give us.
Are you a travel agency?
Magical Tours is a small family-owned business.
All our guides have taken the courses offered by Universal to become certified vacation planners.
Magical Tours does sell Universal Orlando vacation packages on our website.
Magical Tours only offers vacation packages to guests who contact us directly without using a travel agent.
Magical Tours will never attempt to solicit vacation packages to any clients a travel agent sends to us for our tours.
Magical Tours is in the private tour business – we are not a dedicated travel agency business, nor do we wish to become one.
Magical Tours would much rather have an excellent working relationship with travel agents through our private tours.
Magical Tours prefers for the travel agent to handle all the travel needs of their clients.
To be quite honest, we find giving tours to be much easier and more lucrative for us than selling travel. Dealing with the travel problems and needs of a client during their vacation is not easy – my hat is off to those of you who do that for a living! So please trust me when I say that we are not remotely interested in “stealing your clients”.
– David Dixon, owner of Magical Tours
Why do we need to use your services at Universal when we can just buy a Universal Express Pass?
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, depending on the crowd patterns and the time of day.
The only way Universal regulates this is by only selling so many Express Passes per day.
However, they have a secret they do not headline on their website concerning the length of the Express Pass lines.
They only promise 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.
Magical Tours guests are required to purchase Universal Express Passes for their Universal tours.
Magical Tours has developed itineraries that allow us to circumvent most all of the crowds and congestion.
Guests using Magical Tours’ services experience average Express Pass wait times of 5 to 10 minutes long.
This frequently allows Magical Tours guests to enjoy almost all the rides at both Universal theme parks in just one day!