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Address: Orlando, FL
Phone Number: 407-939-8687
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This attraction is at Walt Disney World (requires admission)
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"Discover some of the secrets behind the magic of Walt Disney World...

"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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I really pondered whether to give this review a 3 or a 4 star rating. It really lands right in between, at about a C+ or B-, as a grading scale. Why not a 5 star, A rating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2016
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Berkshires, MA
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109 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

We have talked about doing the Backstage Magic Tour for a few years. We finally got around to it! Tour was 7+ hours and participants must be at least age 16. Tour involves behind the scenes looks at all four FL Disney parks. There was so much to see and absorb, that I think I could take this tour a... More 

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Kauai, Hawaii
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68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

First, disney does everything well. That said, this full day tour is long on surface information and short on actual backstage details. It was a nice day, but not really worth the steep price tag. GO with the shorter tour for the same info in less time and money.

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orlando
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451 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

I really pondered whether to give this review a 3 or a 4 star rating. It really lands right in between, at about a C+ or B-, as a grading scale. Why not a 5 star, A rating? Because we were disappointed and that doesn't happen often with Disney. First of all, are the pluses. Our two guides were very... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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117 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is an excellent tour to learn more about some of the backstage operations of Walt Disney World. We all met at the entrance to EPCOT to receive our badges and get on the bus. You hit all 4 theme parks and have the opportunity to view some wildlife, see how a couple attractions operate, visit the topiary greenhouses, eat... More 

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Southold, New York
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245 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 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 

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5 Thank chris m
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37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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 23 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 

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Conway, South Carolina
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327 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 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 

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Lebanon, Ohio
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99 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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 

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