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Address: Orlando, FL
Phone Number: 407-939-8687
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"Discover some of the secrets behind the magic of Walt Disney...

"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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A must do for the Disney Enthusiast!

The tour started and ended at EPCOT. The prior reviews list the details of each stop after EPCOT and some were ecstatic and others disappointed. I truly was in awe of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
chris m
Southold, New York

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Southold, New York
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177 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The tour started and ended at EPCOT. The prior reviews list the details of each stop after EPCOT and some were ecstatic and others disappointed. I truly was in awe of the workings going on to make the magic. Would I have enjoyed getting more insider information, yes but I walked away with tons of things I was never aware... More 

3 Thank chris m
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Was reticent about doing this due to the cost. But, so glad I decided to do it! Went with family members. Guides arrived early to meet us. They were very friendly and efficient. Arrangements were made for some special assistance due to mobility issues on my part. The bus driver, Mike, was was great! He was very helpful and was... More 

4 Thank Pbear1947
Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Went as a work personal development - how to make things happen to WOW guest. TRAINING - TRAINING - TRAINING.

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Hermitage, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This tour was a total waste of time. I could have received the same information and pictures in a book and not wasted the $250 pp fee. We did visit all 4 parks . The first stop on the tour was Epcot. We were taken to the basement of the American Adventure exhibit and were told how the animatronic's/computer systems... More 

14 Thank Johnfromhermitage
Conway, South Carolina
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267 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

Most of the previous reviewers have outlined the schedule of events throughout the day. My experience mirrors it almost exactly. If you're at Disney enthusiast, you will really enjoy this tour. The behind-the-scenes experience is definitely fascinating. My two favorite parts where the American experience at Epcot and the tunnel system below the Magic Kingdom. It was fascinating to see... More 

3 Thank ggcaiazzo
Lebanon, Ohio
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89 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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 

3 Thank Tom H
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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 

1 Thank Erritay
Bartlett, Illinois
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82 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

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.

3 Thank tweety874
Boardman, Ohio, United States
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69 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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 

6 Thank gnancy2011
Bellevue, Nebraska
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183 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 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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