Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Aug 8, 2010
    Laura Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi Im going to Disney on the 22nd to celebrate my daugthers 16th birthday,we are currently doing keys to the kingdom tour, and i was wondering if there would be any point doing this with the inspiration through walt's eye tour or are they to similar?

    Hi Laura,

    Love you're celebrating your DDs 16th birthday at WDW by doing a tour! I did the KTTK Tour a couple of yrs ago & just did the Inspiration: Through Walt's Eyes tour a couple of weeks ago.

    The KTTK Tour seemed to focus more on the birth of the theme parks & all of the details that goes into creating the "show" for guests - most people hurry past without paying any attention. We did get to go on a couple of attractions at the MK & lunch was included. We each received a super cool pin as a souvenEAR. I just answered another question about this tour - click here.

    The Inspiration: Through Walt's Eyes Tour focused on Walt from the very beginning. We met outside of Epcot, boarded a bus & traveled to DHS. As we entered from a backstage area, we heard the story of how it started started with a mouse, Mortimer who ended up as Mickey (thank you Lillian!). There are 2 Hidden Mortimers at DHS! You'll also hear about the beginning of the Disney Co founded by Walt & Roy Disney & the history of the Disney movies. From there we visited the Event & Decorating Support building - awesome - they were getting ready for Halloween. We then went to MK where we did hear a short version of the birth of the theme parks. We did visit the utilidors as well on this tour & each received a souvenEAR pin. We were taken back to Epcot where the tour concluded. Theme park admission is not required nor included for this tour.

    I am a huge fan of Disney history & love the behind the scene tours - I loved both of these & would highly recommend both. But if you want an honest opinion, I probably would not do both on the same trip as there are a few things that overlap. If you're looking for a second tour on this visit, I'd opt for the Backstage Magic Tour. 
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