Walt Disney World Special Tours

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Walt Disney World offers so much more than just amazing rides, fantastic shows, and incredible food! Did you know they also offer fun personalized VIP tours? You can do anything from taking a behind the scenes look at how the “magic” is created, to going one on one with a the African elephants at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Take a look at all of the current tours available to choose from at Walt Disney World and contact our friends at Key to the World Travel to book yours today!

Backstage Magic: $275

You’re invited to take a look behind the scenes at the Walt Disney World Resort to learn what goes on backstage to create the experiance you see when you visit the parks. This 7-hour tour brings you an up-close look into the artistry, technology, mechanical marvels and backstage secrets that go into producing world-class entertainment.

Guides will provide an intense exploration with their personal knowledge, little-known facts and insider insights. As an added bonus, each Guest receives a special commemorative gift!

Some highlights include:

  • Epcot
    Explore the inner workings of The American Adventure as we reveal the feats of engineering and artistry behind this inspiring Audio-Animatronics stage show.
  • Magic Kingdom Park
    Become immersed in the story that started with Walt himself on Main Street, U.S.A.—navigate the “utilidor” tunnels, a network of underground passageways constructed beneath the theme park so Disney Cast Members and delivery vehicles can move around undetected.
  • Creative Costuming
    Observe the talented professionals who design costumes for Character, show and parade performers.
  • Central Shops
    Get up close with the artisans whose skill and craftsmanship make dreams come true all around the park—from the tiniest details to elaborate stage sets.
  • Tiffins Restaurant 
    Celebrate the bold spirit of discovery, enjoying an exclusive lunch—just for Backstage Magic Guests—in a setting reminiscent of a famed explorers club.
  • Behind the Scenes at Rivers of Light
    Go backstage at this nighttime spectacular to see the technology, artistry and magic that bring the river to life in a brilliant symphony of sound, illumination and breathtaking special effects.

Behind the Seeds: $25-Adult, $20-Children

Have you ever wanted to learn about what goes into farming and growing techniques at Walt Disney World? What about an up-close look at the 4 greenhouses and fish farm that are apart of the Living with the Land attraction at Epcot? With the Behind the Seeds Tour, you get just that!

On it, you’ll:

  • Visit the fish farm and see what it’s like during feeding time.
  • Behold gigantic fruits and vegetables and unusual crops from around the world.
  • Discover the latest plant-growing techniques, including hydroponics—look, Ma, no soil!
  • Take home a handout with some great ideas for your own garden.

Caring for Giants: $30.00

Disney’s conservation efforts are dedicated to the preservation of endangered animals around the world like African elephants that are apart of the safari we all love. With the Caring for the Giants Tour, you are able to delve into the daily life of Animal Kingdoms largest inhabitants. You will spend over 60 mins meeting dedicated animal specialist to learn all about what is involved in the day to day care of the elephants.

You will also meet with African cultural representatives who will share stories of Disney’s conservation efforts dedicated to the preservation of wild populations throughout their homeland. This exciting tour brings you approximately 80 to 100 feet away from the elephants, which is so much closer than you would get on the normal safari!

Up Close with Rhinos: $40.00

Take a guided tour to meet Animal Kingdom’s white rhinos, the earth’s second-largest land animal. In this 60-minute guided tour, you will go backstage and learn about the behavior and biology and learn about the challenges that threaten the rhino population. Get up-close and person with your guide to see these gentle giants in person too!

Disney’s Family Magic Tour: $39.00

This tour allows you to go at your own pace with your guide to hunt and collect clues throughout Magic Kingdom park. Your guide will take you around picking up clue after clue to unlock a quest your whole family will love. Bring along your camera to capture fun moments along the way.

Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour: $99.00

Have you ever wanted to be an expert about Magic Kingdom? On this 5-hour tour you will learn the complete history of the park including insider information about some of your favorite attractions!

During your tour:

  • Uncover the hidden secrets of classic attractions at Magic Kingdom park. 
  • Access the famed underground “Utilidor” tunnels that allow people and supplies to travel beneath the park unseen.
  • Discover little-known facts, trivia and other exciting tidbits about the park.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch—included with your tour.
  • Take home an exclusive keepsake!

“Enter the underground service tunnels to uncover a mystery that’s absolutely, almost unbelievably, true! The Guest-accessible areas of Magic Kingdom park are actually on the second floor of a massive structure. The “tunnel” below, known as the Utilidor, allows Cast Members, deliveries and even rubbish to be unknowingly transported below Guests’ feet as they wait in line for their favorite attractions. You’ve got to see the Utilidor for yourself! Hear the intriguing story of Walt Disney and how his vision, innovation and creativity brought the theme park to life. You’ll gain insight on Walt’s thought process as he was designing the park, learn fun trivia and little-known facts, discover hidden Mickeys and other often-overlooked details, and more.”- Disney VIP Tours

Disney’s The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour: $54.00

Disney trains are completely fascinating! Have you ever wanted to know all about the steam trains and how they work at Magic Kingdom? In this tour you will take 3 hours to go backstage and discover all the “magic” that goes into Walt Disney Worlds famous steam engine.

  • Gain exclusive backstage access to the roundhouse, where the steam engines are stored and serviced.
  • Discover what it takes to keep these turn-of-the-century trains in top working order.
  • Observe Disney engineers as they go about their daily routine.
  • Hear about Walt Disney’s lifelong passion for steam trains and how he decided to make them an integral part of Magic Kingdom park.

“A fixture at Walt Disney World Resort since opening day in 1971, all 4 trains are lovingly restored antiques. Lilly Belle, Roy O. Disney, Roger E. Broggie and Walter E. Disney, as they are affectionately known, once hauled sugarcane for United Railways of Yucatán in Mexico but were spotted by Disney scouts in 1969, and the rest is history. They now comprise the Walt Disney World Railroad and have been happily circling Magic Kingdom theme park’s 1.5-mile track ever since.”- Disney’s VIP Tour

Savor the Savanna: Evening Safari Experience: $169.00

Take a privately guided journey into the tastes, sights, and sounds of Africa! On this tour you can enjoy an evening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park with a private safari, African-inspired tapas, beverages and more.  Take a journey into the Harambe Wildlife Reserve as the animals come alive at night. Get secluded private views of the Savanna and listen to your guide as they tell tales of the residents of the reserve. That’s not all! You will be treated to a sampling of African-inspired food and drink offerings. Finish the tour with a commemorative keepsake to take home.

Starlight Safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge: $74.14

Take a nighttime expedition drive through the African savanna! Inside an open-sided safari vehicle, you will enjoy a journey to view over 30 species of African wildlife. Guests will also be given night vision devices to be able to get a clear look at the residents of the African safari!

The Ultimate Day of Thrills VIP Tour: $349.00

Do you love to ride? This ultimate adventure includes a 7-hour tour including lunch and expedited access to top attractions at Walt Disney World Resort. Your day begins at Magic Kingdom park, where you’ll brave the excitement of select such attractions as:

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Splash Mountain
  • Space Mountain
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Included in your tour is a quick-service lunch. Then, continue on to enjoy Sorin’ at Epcot before you head to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to enjoy the following attractions:

  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

Ultimate Nights of Adventure VIP Tour: $249.00

Get wild after dark at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park! Ride attractions and explore lands with expedited FastPass+ access.  “This 4-hour guided group adventure, discover a landscape shimmering with lights and brimming with life. Embark on an expedition through the icy peaks of the Himalayas. Ride in an open-air vehicle on the lush African savanna. Journey deep into a bioluminescent rainforest on a river boat. And behold a brilliant fusion of water, sound and light unlike anything you’ve seen before! Best of all, you’ll enjoy these wonders with expedited FastPass+ access on this first-of-its-kind tour.”- Disney VIP Tours

Experience Attractions and a Show

  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain (44” height requirement)
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Avatar Flight of Passage (44” height requirement)
  • Na’vi River Journey
  • DINOSAUR (40” height requirement)
  • Rivers of Light nighttime spectacular*

Delight in a Tasty Drink
Take a break from the fun with signature snacks and a specialty beverage (nonalcoholic or alcoholic for Guests 21 and older). 

The unDISCOVERed Future World: $69.00

Take a 4-hour walking tour of Epcot to see how Walt’s vision of a futuristic utopia became the Epcot we know today. “Stroll through the pavilions of Future World while hearing the amazing story of the groundbreaking construction project that brought Epcot to life. Learn how each pavilion and the attractions within it are a testament to Walt’s accomplishments and challenges. And see how his legacy lives on in the design, technology and spirit of the park.”- Disney VIP Tours

Also, go backstage for an exclusive look at areas usually off limits:

  • Walk beneath the outdoor portion of Test Track® Presented by Chevrolet® as SIM cars fly by directly above you.
  • Head to the Cast Services building and catch a glimpse inside the wardrobe department.

Plus, all tour participants will also receive a complimentary commemorative pin!

Wild Africa Trek: $180- $249.00

Get a close up look at wild animals in their natural habitat on the 3-hour Wild Africa Trek. This tour is privately priced and would be packaged for you at the time of booking.
“Walk along a grassland path, cross a rope bridge and ride in a rugged safari vehicle over an open savanna—with a chance to view African creatures including towering giraffes, powerful rhinos, hippos and crocodiles. Along your journey, your knowledgeable guide will share insights about the majestic animals you’re viewing as well as the general operation of Disney’s Animal Kingdom park and details about the park’s dedication to animal conservation. And as if your safari weren’t memorable enough, you’ll receive a complimentary souvenir as well!”- Disney’s VIP Tours

Sample Menu

Morning

  • Air-dried beef and prosciutto
  • Smoked salmon roulade with dill
  • Fig cake with Boursin cheese
  • Brie cheese and apricot
  • Berry yogurt and dried cranberries
  • Fresh fruit marinated in mint and ginger

Afternoon

  • Chicken curry salad
  • Sun-dried tomato hummus and mini pita
  • Marinated tandoori shrimp
  • Smoked salmon roulade with dill
  • Air-dried beef and prosciutto
  • Fresh fruit marinated in mint and ginger

World Showcase: DestiNations Discovered: $79.00

Want to travel the world? How about a 4.5-hour walking tour of the World Showcase at Epcot? In this adventure, you can experience the architecture, culture and people of 11 countries in the World Showcase.

The World Showcase: DestiNations Discovered tour is a fascinating 4.5-hour walking excursion through 11 “countries” and 4,000 years of history, culture and food. From the streets of Paris to the Bavarian countryside, Guests can immerse themselves in the architecture, landscapes, streetscapes, attractions, shops and restaurants of 11 themed pavilions—each staffed by actual citizens from these countries:

  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • China
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • United States
  • Japan
  • Morocco
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada

“The DestiNations Discovered tour allows Guests to peek behind the scenes at several pavilions and get an insider’s look at unique 3D replicas of some of the world’s most magnificent architectural icons. This tour will also include an exclusive Epcot festival experience and a snack.”- Disney VIP Tours

To book any of these tours you can book directly with your travel advisor or Call for Reservations(407) WDW-TOUR(407) 939-8687

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