Disney World Extravagance: Keys to the Kingdom Tour

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Updated for 2018!

Sometimes Disney fans need something different to propel a vacation to the next level. There are many Disney World special events you can attend by purchasing tickets that feature food, fun, and entertainment. You can also take tours of parks and resorts that provide backstage knowledge of Disney World and Walt Disney himself. These additional tickets are not necessary for a fun vacation, in fact many are pricey, but they can also create memories that last a lifetime. There’s really nothing cheapskate about purchasing an additional ticket on top of theme park admission, so we call this a Disney World extravagance.

Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour provides a five-hour, in-depth look at the history of Magic Kingdom, along with backstage access to legendary hidden areas, and lunch.

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What Do You Get?

This five-hour walking tour explores the creation and growth of Magic Kingdom, where you’ll explore secret locations and get the inside scoop on some of your favorite attractions.

During your tour, you will:

  • Uncover the hidden secrets of classic attractions at Magic Kingdom park.
  • Access the famed underground “Utilidor” tunnels that allow people and supplies to travel beneath the park unseen.
  • Discover little-known facts, trivia and other exciting tidbits about the park.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch, which is included with your tour admission ticket.
  • Take home an exclusive keepsake!

Two Highlights

Touring the underground service tunnels below Magic Kingdom, known as the Utilidor, provides access to hidden parts of the Disney property few traditional visitors ever see, since guest-accessible areas of Magic Kingdom park are actually on the second floor of a massive structure.

You’ll also hear the intriguing story of Walt Disney and how his vision, innovation and creativity brought the theme park to life. You’ll gain insight on Walt’s thought process as he was designing the park, learn fun trivia and little-known facts, discover hidden Mickeys and other often-overlooked details, and more.

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Know Before You Go

  • Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour is an outdoor walking tour, so check the weather forecast and dress appropriately.
  • No cameras, video equipment or cellphones may be used throughout the duration of the tour. Photography is strictly prohibited.
  • Locations and attractions visited on your tour are subject to change without notice.

How to Participate

Reservations are required for most tours. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian’s permission to call.

Make reservations by calling 407-WDW-TOUR or have your travel agent make your reservations for you. Mike Ellis, our Disney Vacation Planner with Pixie Vacations, would be more than happy to help. Call Mike at 919-606-6725 or e-mail him at mike@pixievacations.com.

It is possible that you could snag a same-day booking, which are made on a walk-up basis only, but these are based upon availability. If there’s no spots open, you won’t be able to take a last-minute tour.

You must be 16 years of age or older and have a valid photo I.D to take this tour.

You will check in at Town Square Theater 15 minutes prior to the start of your tour. As of August 2017, tours began at 8 am, 8:30 am, 9 am, and 9:30 am.

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What is the Cost?

Separate admission to Magic Kingdom is required.

The cost is $99 per person (regardless of age) not including tax, and lunch is included.

Be aware you will forfeit the entire price of your tour if you no-show or cancel within two days of your reservation.

Special tours require you reserve your tour or event with a credit card.

If you are an Annual Passholders, Disney Chase Visa Cardmembers and/or a Disney Vacation Club Members, you qualify for a 15% discount.

Even More Magic

If you’re interested in other extra events at Walt Disney World Resort, there are many other options. Here are two we like to suggest for about the same amount of money. 

Cheapskate Princess Extravagance: Star Wars Guided Tours

Disney World Extravagance: Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage

Thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you looking over the tour start times while you plan your next trip…  

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