PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE POST
Once you have read this entire post, and you are SERIOUSLY INTERESTED
in a TPR Tour (seriously interested meaning you would be ready to send in a deposit as soon as your application is accepted) then send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
requesting the application.
I cannot stress enough to only email if you are SERIOUSLY INTERESTED
in a TPR Tour.
That being said...
As many of you may know, TPR hosted theme park tours for 10+ years but stopped publicly hosting them a few years ago for a variety of reasons, mainly due to the behavior and attitude of the participants as it was creating stress levels for us and for other trip participants that we no longer could tolerate. If you don't know what we are talking about, this thread
will give you an example of some of the stress we want to avoid.
While we may have stopped doing public tours, we have not stopped doing tours completely because we actually really enjoy putting on tours, but have done them “private, invite only” for the past few years. In 2017 we quietly opened up about ten spots to new people and that actually worked extremely well! So this year, we are going to try opening that up a little bit more and hope that doesn't end up being a mistake!
At the moment, we have 4-6 spots open for our Japan trip in June and 6-8 spots for our USA Trip in late July/early August. As a "test" we are going to allow new people to apply for one of those open spots.
We are looking for enthusiastic, well-behaved, appreciative people who can get along well with others, are drama-free, have respect and trust for the tour leaders, and not complain about every little thing that happens on the tour if things don’t happen to fit your own personal preferences. After all, you’re on a theme park tour and not at work, right? Vacations are meant to be fun!
If you consider yourself “high maintenance” or a “complainer” you probably would not be a good fit for a TPR trip. (THIS PART IS VERY IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ!)
1. Emailing us and submitting the application does NOT immediately mean you are on the invite list. We only have a handful of spots open and we need to fill them with the people we think will be the best fit for the tour. If you are not selected for this tour that does not mean you won’t be considered for a future tour.
2. Only email us asking for the application if you are *SERIOUSLY INTERESTED* in the tour. It is expected that if you are selected to be on the invite list, you will immediately send in a deposit for the tour. Tour deposits will be between $200 - $400 depending on the tour
. If you fill out the application, and then decide to back out after being selected, you will NOT be invited to fill out the application for future tours.
3. We are unable to "part out" any days of the trip or have you "meet-up" if you only want to join for a day or two. This creates a crazy amount of work and hassle for us and it's just not something we will do anymore. Sorry, this is the entire tour or nothing.
4. You MUST be over 18 years of age to join a tour on your own. Anyone under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult on the entire tour.
So to summarize:
“If you fill out the application, and are selected to be on a tour, you are expected to submit your deposit immediately. DO *NOT* EMAIL US ASKING ABOUT THE APPLICATION IF YOU ARE **NOT SERIOUS** ABOUT JOINING A TOUR!”
Tour information - Final prices and itineraries will be available when you request the application. Our tours are in the $2800 - $4000 range.
(based on double occupancy in rooms, there is a single supplement option at an additional cost.) Yes, our tours are higher priced than others you may see, but we feel we also offer a higher-end product than anyone else doing theme park/roller coaster trips.
For example, we are staying on property at Hotel Breakers next to Cedar Point for three nights during our USA tour. We will get front of the line passes at all parks that offer them. We will rent out rides at certain parks just for our group. We go to higher end restaurants and many meals are included. We are staying on property at both Disney and Universal during our Japan trip, etc. Our tours are limited to only 25-40 people so there is plenty of room on the bus, train, etc. Our prices are very reasonable compared to other higher-end excursions. In short, you get what you pay for and in the case of TPR, a higher-end vacation. Most people come away from our trips saying they had to spend very little money outside the cost of the actual trip.Japan Trip
15 Nights - June 15 - July 1
Ground transportation included by bus, trains, and taxis. (You are on your own for airfare to/from the starting and ending points)
14 Day Rail Pass Included.
At least one meal per day.
Base camps in three different cities (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya) including resort stay at Universal and Disney!
- Tokyo Disney
- Fuji Q
- Universal Osaka
- Nagashima Spaland
- Parque Espana
- New Reoma World
- Washuzan Highland
- Misaki Park
- Adventure World
- Lina World
- Legoland Nagoya
- Hamanako Pal Pal
- More parks may be added to the itinerary!
Non-Park Activity Options during Free Time: Castles, Shrines, Food, Museums, other parks, Zoo's, Shopping, etc.USA Trip
Late July/Early August
Ground Transportation included (You are on your own for airfare to/from the starting and ending points)
- Six Flags Over Georgia
- Kings Dominion
- Busch Gardens Williamsburg
- Cedar Point (with three night stay ON PROPERY)
- More parks may also be added to the itinerary
Two meals per day!
Fastpass options at all parks that offer it!
More perks may include behind the scenes tours and ERT!
Once again, if you are SERIOUSLY INTERESTED in one of these trips, and would be ready to send in a deposit between $250 - $400
depending on the trip, then send an email to: email@example.com
and request a 2018 TPR Trips Application.
Thank you and we hope this test works out! We've had a lot of people ask us about TPR Tours and we feel this the best compromise for satisfying some of those requests while at the same time keeping our sanity!
Thank you everyone!