Want to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes? Take one of these guided tours to learn some inside information!
Each tour is fun and very informative. I have done 3 guided tours. Key's to the Kingdom, Bakcstage Magic and Undiscovered Future World. I would highly recomend all three of them.
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MAGIC KINGDOM TOURS
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OTHER TOURS
Keys to the Kingdom at Magic Kingdom® Park
(8:30 am, 9:00 am & 9:30 am - Everyday - 4.5 to 5 hours)
The "Keys to the Kingdom" tour takes Guests in a full circle across the Magic Kingdom Park with stops for "backstage" experiences and attraction visits. This 4½ - 5-hour walking tour is a fascinating journey, allowing Guests to "unlock" the door to the Magic Kingdom Park's history, trivia, and backstage secrets. Discover our Company's heritage and the history of the Magic Kingdom Park. Guests hear intriguing stories of Walt Disney, his visions, his philosophies, and his accomplishments.

Guests must be at least 16 years old to attend this program. Guests are required to have a photo ID in their possession during the program. Large bags and cameras are not permitted. This is an outdoor walking program. For more information and reservations call (407) WDW-TOUR, (407) 939-8687. For group reservations, call (407) 566-2620.

The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains at Magic Kingdom® Park
(7:30 am - Mondays through Saturdays - 3 Hours)
Disney's "The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains" tour gives Guests an inside look at the Walt Disney World® Railroad. This is approximately a two-hour experience which explores Walt Disney's passion for steam trains, while giving Guests the opportunity to join the opening crew as they prepare for the daily railroad operation at the Magic Kingdom Park. This tour also offers the rare opportunity to visit our backstage "roundhouse".

Guests must be at least 10 years old to attend this program. For more information and reservations call (407) WDW-TOUR, (407) 939-8687. For group reservations, call (407) 566-2620.

Disney's Family Magic Tour at Magic Kingdom® Park
(10:00 am - Everyday - 2.5 Hours)
Guests can take the whole family on an exciting 2-hour journey through the Magic Kingdom Park. Young and young-at-heart alike can revisit their childhood on this fanciful tour of the most magical place on earth. This one-of-a-kind interactive tour takes them through the park's themed lands in search of clues. Guests will find themselves immersed in a Disney story adventure that could only happen in the Magic Kingdom Park.

Guests must be at least 3 years old to attend this program. For more information and reservations call (407) WDW-TOUR, (407) 939-8687. For group reservations, call (407) 566-2620.

Walt Disney: Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour
(8:15 am - Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays - 2.5 to 3 hrs)
Explore how events in Walt Disney's life helped shape the Walt Disney World Resort and the attractions within it. As one of Walt's final visions, the Magic Kingdom Park shares many similarities and likenesses to the storyline of his life. By using the park as a walking timeline, guests will discover how the events in Walt's life helped develop his understanding and view of the world around him, and inspired him to create some of the most wonderful and cherished stories and attractions in our theme parks. During this 2.5 to 3 hour walking tour, guests will also get an insider look into the operation and design of some of the most beloved attractions in the Magic Kingdom Park.

This tour is most appreciated by ages 10 and above. Please be advised that this is an outdoor walking program. For more information and reservations call (407) WDW-TOUR, (407) 939-8687. For group reservations, call (407) 566-2620.


Backstage Magic
(9:00am to 4:00 pm – Monday to Friday – 7 Hours)
Take a peek behind the magic! Discover the Disney secrets you've always wondered about on this fascinating tour that gives you an extraordinary look at the artistic, scientific and technical operations that go into creating the awesome special effects, entertainment and attractions that are the cornerstones of Walt Disney World® Resort.

Your behind-the-scenes adventure begins at Epcot® and stops backstage at Disney's Hollywood Studios® and Magic Kingdom® Park. From the Disney Florist to the North Service area, you will get a rare glimpse of what it takes to create and maintain the magic every day.

Lunch at Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano is included. This is primarily a walking tour, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Guests must be at least 16 years old and carry government-issued photo identification due to behind-the-scenes access. Theme Park admission is not included or required.

For more information and individual reservations call (407) WDW-TOUR, (407) 939-8687. For group reservations please call (407) 566-2620.

Epcot DiveQuest
(4:30 pm & 5:30 pm - Everyday - 3 Hours with the dive lasting 40 minutes)
DiveQuest will allow certified scuba divers to live the ultimate diving dream. Imagine a salt-water dive with 203 feet of visibility and over 4000 animals native to the Caribbean swimming with you in every direction. Tropical fish, sharks, stingrays, giant sea turtles, and plenty of coral for you to enjoy is just part of the fun. The other part, is you become part of the show! Your family members and friends can view your dive through any of the 56 giant acrylic windows at The Seas with Nemo & Friends.

Included is a limited edition t-shirt, that you can only receive from participating in Epcot DiveQuest.

Proof of current SCUBA certification is required. Ages 10 and older, guests between 10 and 14 years old must be diving with a parent or legal guardian.

For reservations, call (407) WDW-TOUR, (407) 939-8687. For group reservations please call (407) 566-2620.

Dolphins in Depth at Epcot
(Meet at 9:45 am - Monday through Friday - 3 Hours)
A behind-the-scenes experience for Guests interested in learning more about the dolphins and research at The Seas with Nemo & Friends, as well as those wanting to increase their awareness and appreciation for dolphin counterparts in the wild. Most importantly, you will meet them up close and personal, in the water! You are guaranteed to get wet and most likely splashed by our resident dolphins.

Included is a photograph with the dolphin, refreshments and a t-shirt.

Guests must be at least 13 years old to attend this program. (Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult). (Not recommended for expectant mothers) Note: Wetsuits are provided but guests must bring their own swimsuit. Guests will be getting in the water up to their waist for 30 minutes.

For more information and reservations call (407) WDW-TOUR, (407) 939-8687. For group reservations please call (407) 566-2620.

Behind the Seeds at Epcot
(10:30 am to 4:00 pm - Daily - 1 Hour)
Guests can go behind the scenes at The Land at Epcot to explore the wonders of growing food plants with the Disney touch! Tour greenhouses to discover over 60 crops from around the world, and see some of the latest techniques used to grow and improve plants. Guests can take home environmentally-friendly ideas for growing their own gardens, then venture through the fish farm to see thousands of fish and alligators, too!

For more information and reservations call (407) WDW-TOUR, (407) 939-8687. To pre-book tours for groups, call (407) 560-7256 or 7186.

The UnDISCOVERed Future World at Epcot
(9:00 am - Wednesdays & Fridays - 4 to 4½ Hours)
The "The UnDISCOVERed Future World" tour takes Guests back to the creation of Epcot and discusses the legacy of Walt Disney and his plans for a better world. This walking tour covers all of the Future World pavilions and gives Guests a glance at how each area celebrates man's accomplishments and challenges. Guests will discover the vision behind this most unique Disney Theme Park.

Guests must be at least 16 years old to attend this program. This is an outdoor walking program.

For more information and reservations call (407) WDW-TOUR, (407) 939-8687. For group reservations please call (407) 566-2620.

Seas Aqua Tour
(Please call for dates and times - 2½ Hours total, in-water experience is 30 minutes)
Grab your swimsuit and prepare to get wet. Immerse yourself in an awesome "behind-the-seas" adventure exploring The Seas with Nemo & Friends aquarium. Then plunge into the water for a close-up look at the amazing abundance and diversity of the more than 65 species of marine life in this unique coral reef environment.

Theme Park admission is neither required nor included for this event. Tour includes all gear, refreshments, a T-shirt and a group photo. Water temperature is in the mid-70s and all Guests must wear wetsuits.

You do not need any special certifications to participate in this program and all guests ages 8 and up are welcome to participate. Guests between 8 and 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Please bring a bathing suit but please do not bring cameras of any kind. However, other members of your party may be able to photograph or video parts of your dive from the observation windows in the pavilion.

For more information and reservations call (407) WDW-TOUR, (407) 939-8687. For group reservations please call (407) 566-2620.


Backstage Safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
(8:30 am - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - 3 Hours)
Guests are invited to find out what happens behind-the-scenes at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. During this in-depth 3 hour program they'll get an insider's look at the innovative ways that Disney Cast Members are meeting challenges in areas such as conservation, animal nutrition and medicine, animal care and behavioral studies. This program takes place entirely behind the scenes and includes visits to backstage animal housing areas. Animal viewing is extremely limited. No photography is allowed backstage.

Guests must be at least 16 years old to attend this program. Guests are required to have a photo ID in their possession during the program. This is an outdoor program, including moderate walking and stair climbing. Guests with special needs can be accommodated with prior notice. For more information and reservations call (407) WDW-TOUR, (407) 939-8687. For group reservations please call (407) 566-2620.

Wild by Design at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
(8:30 am - Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 3 Hours)
Wild by Design presents Guests with an opportunity to learn some of the stories behind the making of Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Guests learn how art, architecture, historical artifacts and storytelling are combined to transport them to exotic lands filled with wild animals. This 3 hour on-stage, walking tour will provide insights into the design and building of this new species of theme park as well as a glimpse into the complexities of caring for animals and habitats. A light continental breakfast will be served midway through the program.

Guests must be at least 14 years old to attend this program. This is an outdoor program, including moderate walking. Guests with special needs can be accommodated with prior notice. For more information and reservations call (407) WDW-TOUR, (407) 939-8687. For group reservations please call (407) 566-2620.

VIP Tour Services
(Daily, 6 hour minimum)
Experience the VIP treatment as only Disney can provide. Our VIP Tour Services team customizes your vacation so you spend your time playing, not planning. From the moment you arrive, your personal VIP Guide is there to take care of everything - from creating your ideal itinerary to getting you the best seats in the house for live shows, parades and nighttime spectaculars. Prepare to be pampered with a Disney VIP Tour.

VIP Tours cancelled with less than 48 hours advance notice are subject to a fee equal to 2 hours at the booked rate per VIP Tour Guide. To Schedule a VIP Tour, call Disney VIP Tour Services at (407) 560-4033.


Holiday D-Lights
The holiday season has long been a time of cherished traditions and celebrations, especially at Disney. Sparkling lights, traditional music, and engaging storytelling play a vital role in creating magical holiday experiences, which have become annual traditions for many Guests at Walt Disney World® Resort.

Discover how the twinkle of holiday magic is created for celebrations like the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. Get an insider’s look into the transformation of Cinderella Castle to a sparkling holiday masterpiece. Bask in the holiday glow of the Candlelight Processional, one of the longest-running Disney holiday traditions.

Each Guest on the tour will receive a limited-edition keepsake pin exclusive to Disney’s Holiday D-Lights tour.

The tour includes:

++ Epcot:  Sit back and enjoy the Candlelight Processional, as the Christmas story is brought to life by a 50-piece live orchestra, a mass choir in the shape of a singing Christmas tree, and a celebrity narrator.

++ Magic Kingdom® Park:  Experience the holiday magic of Main Street U.S.A. as the sun sets and the holiday lights begin to shine. Watch as Cinderella Castle is transformed into a breathtaking, icy palace by the Castle Dream Lights.

++ Disney’s Hollywood Studios™:  Marvel at the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, an impressive display of millions of holiday lights choreographed to music of the season.

++ Event & Decorating Support:  Visit the talented team responsible for planning and executing grand-scale signature events across Walt Disney World Resort and learn what it takes to transform the entire destination into a winter wonderland.

Tour is for guests 16 & up and costs is $179 plus tax. Call 407-WDW-TOUR for reservations. Tour is offered select dates Mondays and Wednesdays from Nov 30 – Dec 16, 2009


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