Tours Offered at Walt Disney World Resort

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You've done everything at Walt Disney World you can possibly think of right??? Well try again...there is a wealth of excellent "behind the scenes" tours for you and your family to choose from and they cover so many different areas. Take a look at the list below and you may just discover a new experience to add to your Disney itinerary.
  • No photography is permitted in any backstage areas
  • Photo IDs are required at check-in for all tours
  • To book a tour, call 407/WDW-TOUR (407/939-8687) . . . for Custom Guided Tours, call 407/560-4033
  • Prices subject to change
Tour: Around the World at Epcot
Location: Epcot
When: daily
Duration: 2 hours
Ages: 16 & up
Cost : $99
Details: Guests “test drive” the Segway Personal Transporter through World Showcase; weight maximum 250 lbs.; Epcot admission required (extra).


Tour: Gardens of the World
Location: Epcot
When: Seasonally during Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Duration: 3 hours
Ages: 16 & up
Cost : $69
Details: Theme park admission required; guests go behind the scenes to learn principles of Disney horticulture and the important role landscaping plays in Disney theme parks and resorts.


Tour: Backstage Magic
Location: throughout Walt Disney World Resort
When: M-F
Duration: 7 hours
Ages: 16 & up
Cost : $229
Details: An “insider’s look” at the heritage, daily operation and cast member roles that create the “magic” at Walt Disney World Resort; lunch included; no theme park admission required.


Tour: Backstage Safari
Location: Animal Kingdom
When: M, W, Th, F
Duration: 3 hours
Ages: 16 & up
Cost : $72
Details: Tour backstage animal facilities such as the veterinary hospital and animal nutrition center to see how wildlife specialists provide animal care; Disney’s Animal Kingdom admission required (extra).


Tour: Behind the Seeds
Location: Epcot/The Land
When: daily
Duration: 1 hour
Ages: all ages
Cost : $18/ages 10 and over, $14/ages 3-9
Details: Get a behind-the-scenes look at the agricultural world and greenhouses of The Land pavilion with visits to the fish farm and the chance to taste some of the produce grown on-site. Epcot admission required (extra).


Tour: Disney’s Dolphins in Depth
Location: Epcot/The Seas with Nemo & Friends
When: T-Sat
Duration: 3 hours
Ages: 13 & up (*)
Cost : $194
Details: (*) Minors must be accompanied by an adult; no theme park admission required; guests get up close and personal with the dolphins waist-deep in the water; swimsuit required.


Tour: Disney’s Family Magic Tour
Location: Magic Kingdom
When: daily
Duration: 2 hours
Ages: all ages
Cost : $34
Details: Magic Kingdom admission required (extra); this is a primer for first-time visitors with children, a skip (literally) through the magical lands.


Tour: Disney’s Holiday D-Lights
Location: throughout Walt Disney World Resort
When: Seasonal, varies
Duration: 4½ hours
Ages: 16 & up
Cost : $199
Details:  Discover how the twinkle of holiday magic is created for celebrations like The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights and Candlelight Processional; each guest will receive an exclusive limited-edition keepsake pin; no theme park admission required.


Tour: Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour
Location: Magic Kingdom
When: daily
Duration: 4½-5 hours
Ages: 16 & up
Cost : $74
Details: Magic Kingdom admission required (extra); a look at history and philosophies behind the park; visit themed lands and backstage; lunch included.


Tour: Disney’s The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour
Location: Magic Kingdom
When: M-Sat
Duration: 3 hours
Ages: 10 & up
Cost : $49
Details: Magic Kingdom admission required (extra); no cameras; it’s an inside look at the Walt Disney World Railroad and an opportunity to learn about Walt Disney’s love of steam trains; see how the trains are prepared for their daily operation.


Tour: Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour
Location: Magic Kingdom
When:  M-W-F
Duration: 3 hours
Ages: 12 & up
Cost : $30
Details: Magic Kingdom admission required (extra); no cameras; the fascinating life story of Walt Disney unfolds during this walking tour with an inside look at Magic Kingdom park.


Tour: Disney’s Yuletide Fantasy
Location: throughout Walt Disney World Resort
When: Seasonal daily
Duration: 3½ hours
Ages: 16 & up
Cost : $84
Details: No theme park admission required; visits resorts and theme parks to see how holiday traditions are woven into decorations that turn Walt Disney World Resort into a winter wonderland.


Tour: Epcot DiveQuest
Location: Epcot/The Seas with Nemo & Friends
When: T-Sat
Duration: 3 hours
Ages: 10 & up (*)
Cost : $175
Details: (*) Scuba certification card required; parent/legal guardian must sign waiver for minors ages 10-17 and must dive with minors ages 10-16; bring swimsuit (locker room provided); diving gear provided; no theme park admission required.


Tour: Epcot Seas Aqua Tour
Location: Epcot/The Seas with Nemo & Friends
When: T-Sat
Duration: 2½ hours
Ages: 8 & up (*)
Cost : $140
Details: (*) Parent/legal guardian must sign waiver for minors aged 8-17 and must participate with minors ages 8-12; no theme park admission required; non-scuba-certified guests have an in-the-water experience with the animals using scuba-assisted snorkeling equipment (provided); swimsuit required; no observers permitted backstage.


Tour: Nature-Inspired Design
Location: Epcot
When: Varies
Duration: 3 hours
Ages: 16 & up
Cost : $124
Details: Discover the wonder of nature-inspired design as you glide through “land, sea and air” at Epcot; guests will have the opportunity to ride a Segway Personal Transporter X-2 backstage: weight maximum 250 lbs.; theme park admission required (extra).


Tour: The unDISCOVERed Future World
Location: Epcot
When: M, W, F
Duration: 4 hours
Ages: 16 & up
Cost : $55
Details: Epcot admission required (extra); hear stories about Walt Disney’s ultimate dream; get rare glimpses at backstage areas.


Tour: Wild Africa Trek
Location: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
When: Multiple times daily
Duration: 3 hours
Ages: 8 & up
Cost : Varies seasonally; call for pricing
Details:  Theme park admission required; guests embark on a guided expedition featuring close encounters with exotic wildlife species.  Guests wear a fitted harness for riverbank and rope-bridge experiences during the hiking segment of the tour.  Private safari ride and photo CD included.


Tour: Wild by Design
Location: Animal Kingdom
When: M, W, Th, F
Duration: 3 hours
Ages: 14 & up
Cost : $60
Details: Disney’s Animal Kingdom admission required (extra); stories behind the making of the park – how art, architecture, artifacts and story-telling combine to transport guests to exotic lands; insight into the care of wild animals and their habitats; light continental breakfast provided. Guests aged 14-15 must be accompanied by an adult.


Tour: Custom Guided Tours
Location: custom itinerary
When: by arrangement
Duration: minimum 6 hours
Ages: all ages
Cost : starting at $175 per hour
Details: Disney’s VIP Tour Services phone number is 407/560-4033.





2 comments:

  1. I honestly had no idea you could arrange tours at Disney. Very Cool! :)

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  2. Hi Sara - Thanks for the comment and for reading my blog. I'm always amazed at the options that Disney has to offer and they never disappoint!

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