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Backstage Magic

Orlando, FL
+1 407-939-8687
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See how the magic is made

We met at Epcot and joined with others in the group and two Disney cast members; Gerald and Amber... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brownwood, Texas
Expensive Day-Long Tour for the Ultimate Disney Fanatic

If you have ever experienced/encountered the unblinking, ceaseless, untiring, relentless... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Alexandria, Virginny, USandA
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"Discover some of the secrets behind the magic of Walt Disney World Resort! Get an in-depth look at the creative and technical operations used behind the scenes to bring innovative special effects, world-class entertainment and elaborate attractions to life.At Epcot, we'll reveal some of the exquisite details that make The American Adventure one of our most popular attractions. You'll see Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom theme park in a whole new light after your guide leads you through a hidden world—the legendary underground ""Utilidor"" tunnel system.From artistic accents to eye-catching designs, nearly everything that surrounds you at Walt Disney World Resort is created and maintained by the artisans of Central Shops whose masterpieces transport you to Fantasyland and beyond. Take a break with a family-style lunch at the Whispering Canyon Café inside Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Then, see how horticulture and landscape design play a starring role in creating an endless variety of uniquely themed environments at the Walt Disney World Nursery & Tree Farm.Head to Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park and see how Walt Disney Imagineers combined cutting-edge design with breakthrough technology to create the thrilling Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Here, as in every corner of Walt Disney World Resort, wardrobe is an integral part of the magic, so you'll learn how the Creative Costuming team outfits the performers in Disney parades and shows. Finally, wrap up a most wonderful day at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park with an up-close look at Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade."
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Orlando, FL
This attraction is at Walt Disney World (requires admission)
+1 407-939-8687

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We met at Epcot and joined with others in the group and two Disney cast members; Gerald and Amber. We rode a bus from point to point throughout the day to visit areas that can't normally be seen any other way. Amber and Gerald are...More

Thank Smith030
Reviewed 7 November 2017

If you have ever experienced/encountered the unblinking, ceaseless, untiring, relentless entertainment and happy-fun experience machine that is Disney, and wondered how it’s all done, this little excursion will help you understand it all. If you are a total Disney fanatic, this is one you have...More

1  Thank rugby007
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

My husband, my adult son and I took this tour. It is a 7-hour experience. The downside is the cost (~$275 per person plus tax). The upside is the up-close look at things like costuming (fascinating), the "scene shop" (quite interesting), and hotel laundry (oddly...More

3  Thank cmkcmk
Reviewed 19 March 2016

We have talked about doing the Backstage Magic Tour for a few years. We finally got around to it! Tour was 7+ hours and participants must be at least age 16. Tour involves behind the scenes looks at all four FL Disney parks. There was...More

4  Thank CFCamper
Reviewed 14 February 2016

First, disney does everything well. That said, this full day tour is long on surface information and short on actual backstage details. It was a nice day, but not really worth the steep price tag. GO with the shorter tour for the same info in...More

1  Thank tiggerblues
Reviewed 15 January 2016

I really pondered whether to give this review a 3 or a 4 star rating. It really lands right in between, at about a C+ or B-, as a grading scale. Why not a 5 star, A rating? Because we were disappointed and that doesn't...More

Thank EmEs
Reviewed 10 December 2015

This is an excellent tour to learn more about some of the backstage operations of Walt Disney World. We all met at the entrance to EPCOT to receive our badges and get on the bus. You hit all 4 theme parks and have the opportunity...More

2  Thank Cynthia D
Reviewed 31 August 2015

The tour started and ended at EPCOT. The prior reviews list the details of each stop after EPCOT and some were ecstatic and others disappointed. I truly was in awe of the workings going on to make the magic. Would I have enjoyed getting more...More

5  Thank chris m
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Was reticent about doing this due to the cost. But, so glad I decided to do it! Went with family members. Guides arrived early to meet us. They were very friendly and efficient. Arrangements were made for some special assistance due to mobility issues on...More

5  Thank Pbear1947
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Went as a work personal development - how to make things happen to WOW guest. TRAINING - TRAINING - TRAINING.

1  Thank Keith W
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Response from Tom H | Reviewed this property |
Very little time as the otheres have stated. Lunch is the best opportunity at the Wilderness Lodge. I DO recommend a visit to all the stores at Downtown Disney.... There is so much choice there, they you will likely find... More