Behind the Scenes Opportunities at Walt Disney World
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Walt Disney World and the other theme parks? Maybe you’ve heard the rumors about the underground tunnels and wondered if they were true. The folks at Disney are happy to share their background world with you. Just take one of their many behind the scenes tours.
There are literally dozens of opportunities to get an insider view of what makes Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida so spectacular. Let’s take a look at some of the extra special opportunities.
Backstage Magic ” This is the big daddy of all of the behind the scenes opportunities. It’s a 7-hour tour that gives you a tour of all four theme parks. The tour includes a look at the inner workings of The American Adventure in Epcot, a trip through the underground tunnels beneath Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom. In Disney’s Hollywood Studios you’ll learn how the Imagineers created the frightening Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and see how they create the Jammin’ Jungle Parade at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Reservations are required and lunch is included.
Backstage Safari ” Do you love animals and nature? The Backstage Safari takes you through a three hour look at how Disney Cast Members take care of the more than 1,500 inhabitants of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. You’ll get to tour the animal nutrition center, explore the housing area, visit the veterinary hospital and learn how Disney promotes global wildlife conservation and animal well-being.
Disney’s Dolphins in Depth ” This adventure is limited to eight people per day. During this three hour tour, you’ll get to meet the dolphins of The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion at Epcot. After learning about their behavior, you can take a souvenir photo, meet the trainers, and talk with the researchers who work with the dolphins. You’ll also have the opportunity to get into the water and interact with the dolphins and sit in on a training session. If you’re interested in dolphins or marine life then this is a fantastic opportunity to get up close and personal.
These are just a few of the many unique opportunities to explore the inner workings of Walt Disney World and the Disney Theme Parks. Learn about how the many plants are grown and tended to throughout the park. Explore the Living Seas in Epcot, or learn about the Park’s many trains and transportation system. Reservations are required for all tours and many include meals or snacks.