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Disney's Keys to the Kingdom Tour

Magic Kingdom, West Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830 (Central Business District)
(407) 939-8687
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Ranked #29 of 112 Activities in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Disney's Keys to the Kingdom Tour highlights the fascinating history of Walt Disney World Resort and provides backstage access to secret areas of... more » Owner description: Disney's Keys to the Kingdom Tour highlights the fascinating history of Walt Disney World Resort and provides backstage access to secret areas of Magic Kingdom theme park.Guests must be at least 16 years of age.This approximately 4.5-hour walking tour explores the stories behind the remarkable creation and growth of Magic Kingdom theme park. Hear the intriguing story of Walt Disney and learn how his innovative ideas, revolutionary visions, creative philosophies and amazing accomplishments brought the Theme Park to life. The journey includes stops at backstage facilities and a variety of favorite attractions.One unforgettable highlight is a trip below Magic Kingdom theme park into the service tunnels known as the Utilidors. This is one urban legend that is absolutely, and almost unbelievably, true—the Guest accessible areas of Magic Kingdom theme park are actually on the second floor of a massive structure. The first floor—called the Utilidors—allows Cast Members, deliveries and even trash to be unknowingly transported below Guests' feet as they wait in line for their favorite attraction.If you would like an even more in-depth look at the backstage areas of Walt Disney World Resort, consider the 7-hour Backstage Magic tour.Magic Kingdom theme park admission is required and is not included in the price of the tour. Please keep in mind that Disney's Keys to the Kingdom Tour is an outdoor walking tour, so be sure to check the weather report and dress appropriately. « less
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Ocoee, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were looking for a gap filler on our recent stay at WDW so we decided to take this tour. As a note, we took the tour in 2003 and thought it interesting so this comment may compare and contrast. We were on the 0900 tour. We were allowed entrance when we arrived at 0830, checked in and given access... More

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Woodbridge
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

I just completed my tour in the blazing heat, but let me tell you it was beyond worth all the walking, sweat, and money. Our tour guide was great & I found out so many new things that I would have never thought of. I have been to Disney 16 times & never noticed the amount of detail put into... More

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Woerden, The Netherlands
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Been on the tour and loved every little bit of it! We had a great tour guide - Travis- he was soooo good! He knew so much about all the little details ... And super enthusiastic about Disney- and particular the history of Walt and Roy Disney!! Nice that we received a pin of this tour- Travis - thnxx for... More

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Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

As an experienced Disney traveler, I didn't think I would learn anything new on this tour. Boy was I wrong. Not only do you go behind the scenes, you get lunch included and learn some fascinating things. It's a must for any person that loves Disney.

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Burtonsville, MD
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I wanted to rate this experience less than Average but Poor seemed so harsh. If you are a Die Hard Disney Fan and you have researched Disney and even used Google to look at Disney's parks from overhead, you probably won't learn too much from this tour. We were disappointed by this tour. They tell you there will be a... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Decided to takes the keys tour after years of talking about it. Our tour guide seemed like my first grade teacher but she knew her stuff. We went on two rides front of the line and toured the parade area floats as well as the underground tunnel system linking the parks lands for employees. Very interesting. Lunch was at the... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Scheduled this on last day of our trip. My husband said it was best scheduled event on our trip!! We only wish they would lower the age requirement as our 15 year old was interested, but the age requirement is 16.

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Went on this tour back in 2012, I wish I would have done another tour when we went there this year in June. Going on the keys to the kingdom tour really opened our eyes to how much time and effort they put in to making the magic so great. If you love Disney and want to know soooo much... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This was my mother and I's 20th trip to Disney World, and with all these great reviews we decided to take the Keys tour. If this is one of the few times you are going to Disney DO NOT waste your time on this tour or you will be looking longingly at the other guests enjoying their time while you... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Don't get my wrong, our tour guide Jordan was excellent! He was funny and knowledgable about nearly everything Disney, however, I thought we would've gotton to see more of the "back-stage" areas. Most of the tour consisted of walking around the park and hearing the history of it, which was pretty boring. It is a $79, five hour tour, so... More

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