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  • On Jan 2, 2024
    Harriet from Derbyshire Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, do you offer any tours around Imagineering? I am interested in seeing behind the scenes around design, rides and the parks. Thanks, Harriet

    Greetings Harriet and welcome to planDisney. Tours are one of the most overlooked experiences at Walt Disney World Resort. There have been many tours over the years that have allowed Guests to take a peek backstage to see how Mickey Mouse makes things work.

    Currently, there are no Imagineering-specific tours offered however there are tours that shed light on how things work which are all Imagineer-inspired and designed.

    The most Imagineering information will be gleaned from Disney's Keys to the Kingdom Tour where you walk through Magic Kingdom Park to understand and reveal the hows and whys the Disney Imagineers built the theme park experience. It is not run by Imagineers but is packed with details of the park's creation. We we went on the tour, we were given the ability to ask any question. No answer was held back. I would recommend this above all other tours for those wanting to know more about history and be behind the scenes.

    At EPCOT the Behind the Seeds tours take Guests through the Land Pavilion explaining how Disney is helping the environment and how they produce much of the food eaten at the on-property restaurants. You may also enjoy marine adventures through EPCOT Sea Adventures.

    At Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Caring for Giants and Up Close with Rhinos shows how these magnificent beasts live their days and are cared for by trained keepers while the Wild Africa Trek takes you on a caravan and walking adventure inside Kilimanjaro Safaris. The Wild Africa Trek is one of my family's core memories and an unforgettable experience.

    planDisney Pro Tip: While not an Imagineering tour, Disney Private VIP Tours also take you backstage as you move around the attractions. We have found the VIP Tour Guides to be a wealth of Imagineering knowledge.

    Harriet, I hope this information is helpful as you plan your Disney adventure across the pond at the "Most Magical Place on Earth." Please feel free to stop by again and write me back directly for more Disney vacation planning tips.

    Enjoy making many Magical Memories.
    ~Jason
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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