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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 #21 of 101 activities in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Let me start by saying that I am a Disney fan and I love the Magic Kingdom. With that being said, I hate the tour. To me, the entire 5 hours tour could have been done in about an hour. The stories told by the tour guide were interesting and I kept wanted to see or hear something totally fascinating... More

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Southern California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

As this was our 3rd visit to Disney World in the past 3 years, we were looking for a different experience this time. The Keys to the Kingdom tour was a perfect alternative, and even our 16 year old daughter thought it was fantastic. Our tour guide, Byron, shared a ton of information about not only Disney World, but also... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We recently took this tour and weren't real happy with what we got for our money. There were 3 of us and several people we didn't know on the tour. It was during Spring Break so the place was packed and the tour guide seemed irritated at times with having to keep up with everyone in the crowds. As others... More

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Titusville, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

First I must say, if you are considering this tour, go for it and have fun! A recent post rates this tour very poorly; however, my opinion, that of our group (see below), and that of a greater majority of other reviews, is quite the opposite. I believe this reviewer has very high expectations of what a tour should be,... More

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Westminster, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

My husband and I are Disney Fans! This was our first visit without any children, so we wanted to take this tour of Disney history. As Disney Visa card members, we received a 20% discount on the purchase of our tour tickets which made our decision to participate easy! At first we worried that resort transportation wouldn't be running early... More

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MS
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The price for the tour is $80 per person but you are also required to purchase a park ticket, easily making this a $180 tour for one person. NOT WORTH IT! You meet at City Hall, issued a headset, given a bottle of water and make your lunch selection. The first 35-40 minutes of the tour is spent talking about... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is a 4.5 to 5 hour walking tour - I say this because one woman in our tour was complaining about walking after an hour. You are given a number of washroom breaks and you stop for lunch (included in the price) halfway through. Be aware that you need to plan to get to the park from the parking... More

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I took the tour hoping to get nitty gritty details about WDW. I would say it was more a guided tour with highlights that stressed just paying attention to what's around you. Some interesting factiods that are probably available in a book. The tour was well scripted and the guide was sure not to step out of bounds. The guide... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My husband and I did the keys to the kingdom your yesterday and Cameron was our tour guide. I'm a big time Disney buff having gone there every other year as a kid so this was my Christmas gift from my husband. It was truly an amazing experience and I think a lot of it had to do with Cameron.... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Absolutely worth every cent for this special tour. I agree....sign up for first tour of the day. Our guide was Debbie who blew us away with her knowledge. We were privy to so much inside information, and we never knew how instrumental Roy Disney was to making Walt's dream come true. Never really realized Walt passed away long before WDW... More

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