Do tours ruin the magic?


#1

We are making our 4th trip this summer. Kids are 14 and 12. In the interest of making each trip as unique a possible, we are considering the Keys to the Kingdom tour. Can anyone tell us how they make 5 hours out of it and whether you feel like it makes MK less special? Is it like seeing how the sausage is made?


#2

Tours that may lessen the magic, including Keys to the Kingdom, are listed as adults only. All others will still be magical.


#3

You have to be 16 to go on most tours, including Keys to the Kingdom. And they do ask for ID.

It’s a great tour, lots of Disney history about the making of WDW; showing you the theming details of Main St, Adventureland, Frontierland and Liberty Square; backstage where floats and rehearsals for the parade take place; the Utilidors plus info on Pirates and HM which you get to ride.


#4

Ah. That settles that, then. I was looking at several descriptions of tours and mixed up in my head which ones were 12 and up. Thought I had read that KttK was 12+. Guess I’ll stop thinking about that one for this trip. Thanks, guys.


#5

We did the Walt Disney: Marcelline to Magic Kingdom tour when my kids were 17 and 15 (too young for the 16+ KttK tour). It’s for ages 12+. It was a little shorter and cheaper - 3 hours, I think, and included behind the scenes at HM, Small World and CoP. We all loved it! It explained a lot of the “magic” - like how the ghosts dance, etc. but just made it cool to know the “secrets”.