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  • On Jul 15, 2014
    Katie from SK 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! Has anyone gone on the "behind the scenes" tours that DW offers? We've heard there is one at Magic Kingdom and also one at ALL of the parks. Is it worth the time and money spent?

    Hi Katie ~

    I am a HUGE fan of Disney's behind the scenes tours. They are amazing! I love to soak up everything I can about Disney and want to know it all.

    I have done the Keys to the Kingdom Tour at the Magic Kingdom and Backstage Magic which includes all four of the theme parks. In my opinion, I think that both of these tours are totally worth the money and time. In fact, I've done both of these tours more than once.

    Before deciding on whether or not to take a behind the scenes tour, I think Guests should consider a couple of things. If this is a first trip to Disney World, I would probably dedicate more time to exploring the parks. Guests should experience the on-stage magic firsthand before going backstage. If this is your first time and you are going to have several days in the parks, then a behind the scenes tour is an awesome way to end your magical stay.

    Both the Keys to the Kingdom Tour and Backstage Magic require Guest to be a minimum of 16 years of age. Think about the other people in your travel party. If you have little ones, you will need to make sure you have arranged childcare while you are on the tour.

    Also keep in mind that backstage areas are where all of the magic is prepared before it comes together on-stage for Guests. Like any production, the backstage areas are not as glamorous. You may even catch a glimpse of a star outside their dressing room without their make-up. Some Guests feel like that would spoil the magic for them.

    If you are a big Disney fan, you will absolutely love the behind the scenes tours.

    Please feel free to visit us with all of your planning questions. We are hEAR for you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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