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  • On Jun 16, 2010
    Diana Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Going to WDW and my 17 yr old wants to take a tour. She's a WDW fanatic and wants to work there as Alice one day. (She's an actress) We're worried that the BS Magic tour will take ride-time away but the Keys one will not offer much new info. Recomendation?

    Hi Diana,

    I've never met your DD but she's a girl after my own heart! I've taken both the Keys to the Kingdom & Backstage Magic tours a couple of times & luv them both. 

    Keys to the Kingdom lasts approx 4.5 hours during which you discover how the MK was created & has grown. You'll hear stories & learn about the details that most park Guests walk by without noticing. You get to visit the utilidors which is a tunnel system under the MK. Even if you've read the books & know the info, its still cool to see it first hand & anyone who truly loves Disney, will love this tour.

    BSM lasts approx 7 1/2 hours & takes you Backstage at all 4 theme parks as well as Central Shops (where they create everything from signs to parade floats & attraction vehicles) to the horticulture department . You'll visit the wardrobe department which I think your DD will love! If she becomes Alice, this is where they'll make her dresses. This tour also includes a visit to the utilidors. 

    Both tours are awesome but because your DD wants to work at Disney, I think she'd truly enjoy taking the BSM tour to see where & how it all comes together. It may indeed cut into some of her ride-time, but it is an experience like no other & she'll walk away ready to head to Casting.

    BSM is offered M - F. Cost is $224.00 + tax. Theme park admission is not included nor required. Keys to the Kingdom is offered 7 days a week. Cost is $70 + tax. MK theme park admission is required and not included in the price of the tour.

    To book either of these tours, call 407-WDW-TOUR. If you have a Chase Disney Visa Rewards Card or are an Annual Passholder be sure to mention that when booking for a discount.  Wishing you many magical memories :-) Allison
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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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