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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 #27 of 116 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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Harmony, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I had no idea that this tour even existed. That being said I think I had higher expectations going into it. We had the 8:30 am tour, so we got there at 8:00 am and had Main Street practically to ourselves. My wife and I were able to casually stroll Main Street and get wonderful pictures. Being able to see... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Wife and I did this tour as we have been coming to WDW for years and years. The tour guide talked more about herself and her dance background and the stuff she did for WDW over the past seven years than much about WDW itself. She went to school in Chicago, blah blah. Seriously, we found out her life story... More

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Cwmbran
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Disney's Keys to the Kingdom Tour is an absolute must if you ever visit the Magic Kingdom in Florida. You will see things that will surprise you and you will appreciate what is going on behind the scenes as you enjoy the Park and all it's attractions. It's incredible how cleverly this place was designed with it's underground tunnels that... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Our tour guide was Joseph what a great guy . He conducted the tour amazingly he answer ever question which he was asked .we saw things that we didn't even no excisted we went on a few rides and had lunch included in the price . We found the ground floor af the Magic Kingdom amazing ( the tunnels) the... More

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Keller, Texas
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I have been coming to WDW since 1973. Yes, we’re that old. Our daughter grew up on Disney, even came here on College Program. We were REALLY looking forward to this tour. Did we learn anything? Maybe one or two things. Were we disappointed? YES. If you are a Disneyphile, you will more than likely be disappointed. There is a... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We booked this tour for my daughters 26th birthday. I must admit, I wasn't looking forward to it. I have to admit, the tour was brilliant. 9am start and Mo was very good. The tour is about five hours with a relaxed pace and full of interesting things to see and experience. Well done Mo and WDW for a great... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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148 reviews 148 reviews
52 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Save your money and buy a guidebook, or watch one of the bazillion television shows about Disney behind-the-scenes. The tour was full of anecdotes which one could easily read about on their own. And, the Disney sales pitch (which was to be expected) was just not done very well. Spoiler alert - the Keys to the Kingdom tour highlights Disney's... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We had a late flight home so we decided to spend the day at the Keys to the Kingdom tour. Getting into the MK before the crowds was so cool. As we walked by people at the rope (at 8:15) a little girl said "how come they get to go in"? Ha! The pictures we took were so much better... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I bought this tour as a birthday gift to my husband. He loves everything Disney. Our tour guide was "Joseph". He was fantastic. He was energetic, entertaining, enthusiastic, I could go on. He made this tour so interesting and enjoyable. First he walked us around "onstage" and told us secrets about the names on the windows of Main Street, and... More

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Cambridge, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We took the keys to the Kingdom tour and we weren't disappointed! Our tour guide, Haylee, did an awesome job. As a true Disney lover I so enjoyed all the great information she shared. She was always thoughtful about getting us out of the sun or a place to sit while she talked. The information was great! It is a... More

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