• On Nov 6, 2018
    Melissa from IN 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.

    I'm trying to decide between World Showcase DestiNations tour and Disney's Keys to the Kingdom tour for myself and my 17 year old son in March 2019. We have been to Disney several times and are new DVC members. Any thoughts on which would be best?

    Hi Melissa,

    Thanks for visiting Disney Parks Moms Panel, and hello to a fellow DVC Member!

    You have a fun decision ahead in choosing between World Showcase: DestiNations Discovered and Disney's Keys to the Kingdom Tour. What I love about all the Walt Disney World tours is the opportunity to see the theme parks from a unique "behind the scenes" perspective. 

    We took Disney's Keys to the Kingdom Tour with our high school senior son, and we loved it. I've also recently enjoyed the super fun Backstage Magic tour. I love all the architecture in Epcot's World Showcase, and hope to take the World Showcase: DestiNations Discovered tour on a future trip. So while I can't offer a direct comparison between the two tours you're considering, I can share my enthusiastic take on Disney's Keys to the Kingdom Tour.

    As a self-professed Disney geek whose favorite park is Magic Kingdom Park, I thoroughly enjoyed the deep immersion into the history of the park and the core principles — the Four Keys — that help make the magic happen everyday. For me, the tour was so much more than a walking-listening-learning tour. I don't want to spoil any surprises, but I'll say that getting to see backstage views of attractions was really cool. Let me offer one more word to sum up why I loved the tour — “Utilidor.” Walking the work tunnels beneath Magic Kingdom Park and simply seeing everything and everyone in action was, for me, the most exciting and memorable part of the tour.

    Melissa, I'm sure you're in for an incredibly fun tour day no matter which tour you choose.

    Enjoy your Disney!

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