Go Backstage at Disney with This New Tour

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park at the Walt Disney World Resort.

As a part of the 20th anniversary celebration of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, you can get an insider’s look at some of the ways Disney brings the magic of nature to life in a new limited-time experience called A Path Less Traveled – Disney’s Animal Kingdom 20th Anniversary tour.

Go backstage to tour the Vet Hospital and Animal Nutrition Center, perform a nest check on a purple martin birdhouse as part of a Disney’s conservation project, gaze at some of the park’s largest inhabitants during Caring for Giants and end the day with VIP viewing of Rivers of Light

A Path Less Traveled will be offered daily from April 1-May 5, 2018. Tours can be booked in advance for $59 per person, plus tax, by calling 407-WDW-PLAY (407- 939-7529).

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Darren Wittko Specializes in Disney Destinations

This Tour Celebrates Magic Kingdom Classics

VIP Magic Kingdom Tour Celebrates Classic Attractions

Recently I had an opportunity to take the Ultimate Disney Classics VIP Tour, a brand new tour at Magic Kingdom Park designed to highlight the classic attractions You may also want to read my article at The Best of Walt Disney World on Magic Kingdom Classics.

My four hour tour was led by an extensively trained and courteous Disney VIP Tour Guide. These are the ones you see in the plaid uniforms escorting guests and celebrities through the parks. Of course they know how to navigating the park but the focus here is to show you the attractions that we all think about when we think of Magic Kingdom.

During the Ultimate Disney Classics VIP Tour, we were able to experience 10 of the most beloved Magic Kingdom Park attractions, including everything from Pirates of the Caribbean and the Jungle CruiseDumbo the Flying Elephant, “it’s a small world,” Peter Pan’s Flight, and a few more attractions throughout the park. We also saw Under the Sea Voyage - which in my opinion is not quite a "classic" when compared to oldies but goodies like Carousel of Progress and Haunted Mansion

Plus, no Magic Kingdom Park tour would be complete without saying hello to the mouse that started it all. As part of my tour, I also got to meet Mickey Mouse at the Town Square Theater

This tour is especially great for kids. You can ask your tour guide to avoid the attractions that have height restrictions.

The Ultimate Disney Classics VIP Tour ($199 plus tax)* is offered Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and is subject to availability. 


New Experience Offers Backstage Access at Disney World

This Limited TIme Magic Kingdom Experience Offers VIP Treatment


Darren Wittko - Specializes in Disney Destinations with Magical Vacations Travel. He is rated a Best of the Best Disney Travel Agent by readers of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World

New Animal Experience at Disney

Sense of Africa is a real chance to get a behind-the-scenes peek at the magic. The experience will be offered on Tuesday and Saturday mornings, beginning April 9. Reservations are available starting April 5; call 407-WDW-TOUR (939-8687). The cost is $249.

Sense of Africa is a new tour offered at Walt Disney World Resort

Sense of Africa is a new tour offered at Walt Disney World Resort

Sense of Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is a 3.5-hour-long breakfast and tour. It is designed to immerse guests in the richness, culture and history of this African-inspired resort and give a backstage peek at the care, feeding, well-being and social interactions of the resident animals.

A typical tour begins with a unique twist on breakfast at Boma—Flavors of Africa, followed by encounters with animals such as okapi, giraffe, ostriches and red river hogs. Sense of Africa is a feast for all five senses - and don't worry, you won't be eating any of the animals on the tour. 

Darren Wittko - Specializing in Disney Destinations with Magical Vacations Travel.