• On Oct 25, 2016
    Emily from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi Moms! Any advice about the WDW behind the scenes tours - particularly pros/cons and comparison of Keys to the Kingdom vs. Backstage Magic? Thank you!

    Greetings, Emily, it's great to see you back at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, with this excellent question about Walt Disney World Resort's special events and tours!

    I'm super excited to hEAR that you're contemplating these two fantastic special tours, Emily, and having participated in both, I can only say that I'm going to sign up for both...again! Seriously, they are amazing and offer unique perspectives and best of all these tours offer the mystery of the Utilidors tunnels at Magic Kingdom Park, an absolute highlight in my opinion. 

    Disney's Keys to the Kingdom Tour offers a detailed look at Walt Disney's innovative vision at creating Magic Kingdom Park. The tour remains in the Theme Park, offers a delightful lunch at Columbia Harbour House (subject to change) followed by a unique keepsake. I particularly enjoyed all the Disney trivia and facts along the way, as well as the description of the windows on Main Street, U.S.A. It was interesting learning about overlooked Walt Disney Imagineering details and finding hidden Mickeys in remote places.

    Disney's Backstage Magic not only takes Guests through the history, Walt Disney Imagineering details, construction and innovative process of Magic Kingdom Park, but Guests then traverse to Epcot to explore audio animatronics, costuming, the artistry, technology, and mechanics that are involved with all the backstage logistics that afford all Guests their enjoyable experiences. To top off this tour, you'll be taken over to Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort to enjoy a delicious barbecue-style lunch over at Whispering Canyon Cafe. Truly a one-of-a-kind VIP experience!

    Best Disney Wishes and Adventures, Emily!

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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello, from Ontario, Canada! I am a former band and visual arts teacher who is retired and home full-time always planning my next Disney Destination vacation. I would be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, with a few personal first-hand tips for sailing with Disney, walking in Walt's footsteps at Disneyland Resort and travelling with a special needs family member. Learn More About Jacqueline

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