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Backstage Magic

Address: Orlando, FL
Phone Number: 407-939-8687
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Ranked #98 of 245 Activities in Orlando
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Owner description: "Discover some of the secrets behind the magic of Walt Disney World Resort! Get an in-depth look at...
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Activities: Group tours/day tour
Owner description: "Discover some of the secrets behind the magic of Walt Disney World Resort! Get an in-depth look at the creative and technical operations used behind the scenes to bring innovative special effects, world-class entertainment and elaborate attractions to life.At Epcot, we'll reveal some of the exquisite details that make The American Adventure one of our most popular attractions. You'll see Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom theme park in a whole new light after your guide leads you through a hidden world—the legendary underground ""Utilidor"" tunnel system.From artistic accents to eye-catching designs, nearly everything that surrounds you at Walt Disney World Resort is created and maintained by the artisans of Central Shops whose masterpieces transport you to Fantasyland and beyond. Take a break with a family-style lunch at the Whispering Canyon Café inside Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Then, see how horticulture and landscape design play a starring role in creating an endless variety of uniquely themed environments at the Walt Disney World Nursery & Tree Farm.Head to Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park and see how Walt Disney Imagineers combined cutting-edge design with breakthrough technology to create the thrilling Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Here, as in every corner of Walt Disney World Resort, wardrobe is an integral part of the magic, so you'll learn how the Creative Costuming team outfits the performers in Disney parades and shows. Finally, wrap up a most wonderful day at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park with an up-close look at Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade."

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Lebanon, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Although a little expensive, this 7 hour "Behind the Scenes Tour" offered by Disney, is a great way to enjoy an unconventional day on many Disney Properties. We started at Epcot, and saw some of the the Animal Kingdom, the extensive hotricultural / nursery inner workings for all the plants, flowers and topiaries seen throughout the parks. We then went... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I will start with the good points, the tour guides were friendly, we traveled between the parks on one of the cruise line buses, which had complimentary bottles of water available. lunch at the whispering canyon in Wildernes lodge was very tasty, The costume dept was interesting to walk through with a lot to see and well presented, mainly due... More 

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Bartlett, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

7 hour tour for 16+. You get to see a lot of what goes on to make Disney World what it is. We were amazed by the amount of information we were told from how it all started to now and saw so many things you are not aware of when you just visit the park.

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Boardman, Ohio, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My husband has wanted to take this tour since we first visited Disney World in 1993. Since we have been retired, we have visited Disney World 3 out of the last 4 Decembers. As we probably won't be returning for quite a few years, we decided that it was finally time to take the Backstage Magic tour. It is expensive--$249... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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155 reviews 155 reviews
72 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had an amazing day with Jean and Lauren! It was great to be shown the back areas of what makes Disney World work. We went to every park and we got to see so many different things it is hard to sum it up in one little review. Our guides were so amazing! Lauren was our guide for the... More 

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I could not be more pleased. Our tour guides were fun, laid-back and very informative. You are going to visit back stage at all the parks. Have a wonderful lunch at the Wilderness Lodge and spend a full day that's different than any day you ever spent at Disney. This is a perfect day for people that go to the... More 

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Washington, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My boyfriend surprised me with this tour and I was literally shocked as I never thought in a million years I would get to go! I am a big-big Walt Disney fan along with Disney World. He was worried that this tour would take the fun out of it (or ruin the magic of Disney) for me because you see... More 

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Davenport, Florida
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107 reviews 107 reviews
62 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

How do they do that? Well go on the backstage magic tour and you will find out. You really need a good guide with lots of years with Disney otherwise they won't be able to answer all your questions. Don't expect to be able to take pictures as this tour is for your eyes and stories only. It's worth it... More 

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Key Largo, Florida, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

My sister and I went on this tour while we visited Ft. Wilderness. I must say it was quite enlightening about how the entire place works. Really amazing operation. I must admit that I have not visited WDW in years, since my kids were little so I was not as up to speed with others in the tour who have... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I think that your tour guide is the secret to this attraction. I've now done this tour twice and one was more enjoyable and more informative than the other. However, either way it is still magical and gives you the inside track to so many of the secrets and illusions that we all enjoy while visiting the "most magical place... More 

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