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  • On Jul 28, 2022
    Dennis from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I'm planning on visiting Disneyworld in September. Does Disney provide tours of its mechanical spaces? I currently work in Facilities Operations for Rockefeller Center in NYC and I would love to see fountain & pump operations at Disneyworld.

    Greetings, and welcome to planDisney, Dennis!

    Thank you kindly for consulting planDisney with this excellent question, Dennis, and how impressive it is that you hold such an important position at my favorite destination in New York City, the delightful Rockefeller Center, I just love it there - thank you for your part in making this popular place so very enjoyable!

    In my many visits to various Disney Destinations, visiting the theme parks has evolved from focusing on attractions and other experiences to paying particular attention to the Disney Imagineering details and related operations with a particular curiosity about how things are managed. And, while Mickey Mouse knows about all the inner workings, many of those aspects must remain in the hands of our dear Pal and his dedicated team of Cast Members to allow the show to go on.

    Dennis, I have had the opportunity to participate in two fantastic tours which provided a thorough view of many of the 'behind-the-scenes' operations. One such tour was the Backstage Magic, a seven-hour tour with Adventures by Disney, and the delightful Disney's Keys to the Kingdom Tour, an in-depth five-hour tour of Magic Kingdom Park, with the highlight being a visit to the famed, "Utilidor" tunnels, I can't express enough how amazing this aspect of the tour was for me!

    Please peruse the interesting and informative official videos by the Facilities and Operations Services - Disney Parks and Resorts for in-depth views of how operations are managed. Kindly refer to the official Disney - Leadership, History, Corporate Social Responsibility by The Walt Disney Company for insight about this magnificent, longstanding company.

    Please ensure you secure your Disney Park Pass - Theme Park Reservation using valid theme park admission in advance of your arrival as this is currently the process of visiting the theme parks.

    Download the My Disney Experience Mobile App to manage your plans before and during your visit with the many helpful vacation essential features of the app which will add greater efficiency and convenience to your theme park touring.

    Dennis, it was my pleasure assisting you today, your question brought forth many happy memories of my past tours at Walt Disney World Resort!

    Best Disney Wishes!
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