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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 109 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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Burtonsville, MD
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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
26 helpful votes 26 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Newport News, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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The Villages, Florida
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346 reviews 346 reviews
31 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Alex was fully exceptional from his entrance on=stage; broad smile, greeting folks by name, sharing a wealth of Disney information. This tour is one this writer has wanted to take for over thirty years. Thirty years of wanting was abundantly satisfied. Wit, pacing, and herding the litter of cats throughout the Magic Kingdom with a magic conjured by a seasoned... More

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I did this tour a couple of days ago as part of a two week holiday at Disney. I have to say that whilst everyone is entitled to an opinion I was genuinely surprised by the two most recent reviews saying this tour was terrible. Maybe it had something to do with the guide but Mo who... More

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Very very disappointing experience. I love Disney and the Park and was very excited to see what's behind... It was boring, useless and even painful.

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Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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