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Keys to the Kingdom Tour: Disney World

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Disney World Keys to the Kingdom TourHave you had a chance to check out the Keys to the Kingdom Disney World behind the scenes tour at the Magic Kingdom? I consider it one of Disney’s hidden jewels that not everyone takes advantage of. 

Today, our guest blogger Sarah from 2PawsDesigns is going to share her experience with Keys to the Kingdom.

Walt Disney World isn’t just for kids.

My husband and I visited 3 times as a couple before we started a family.

One of the perks is being able to do things you wouldn’t normally do with young kids such as take one of Disney’s specialized tours.

We chose the Keys to the Kingdom Tour at the Magic Kingdom.

Back of Cinderella CastleKeys to the Kingdom Tour (Disney World)

Keys to the Kingdom is a 5 hour walking tour offered to guests ages 16 and older that takes you behind the scenes in the Magic Kingdom.

Tour guests get taken through doors that lead from Main Street shops into the back, hidden world that helps run the park.

This includes seeing where the parade floats are made and stored; spotting characters in partial costume; and walking through part of the Utilidor that runs underneath the park allowing people and items to move seamlessly through without guests ever catching a glimpse.

The cast member leading our tour gave us a bit of Walt Disney World history, answered all of our questions, shared details about a few unique items such as stories about Tinker Bell “flying” from the castle at night, and where to find a few hidden Mickeys that we might have otherwise missed.

Notice I have no photos to share of the behind the scenes part?

Our only mid-tour photo is one taken in front of the castle by a Disney Photopass+ photographer during a break.

That’s because absolutely no photography is allowed (this includes cell phones). You can visit and see during the tour, but, understandably, Disney likes to keep behind the scenes details a bit of a secret.

Disney World Keys to the Kingdom Tour Details

Location: Magic Kingdom
When: Daily
Duration: 4½-5 hours
Ages: 16 and up
Price: $99.00 (Annual Passholders, Disney Chase Visa Cardmembers and Disney Vacation Club Members qualify for a 15% discount.)
Details: Lunch included

Sarah is a wife, full time working mom and blogger who loves Disney, all things crafty and working on DIY projects around the house. Please visit her at 2paws Designs.

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Donna J

Sunday 27th of May 2018

Get to do this in 2 weeks!


Tuesday 6th of May 2014

Will definitely keep this in mind for our next trip. Did not know about this until I read this post. Thank you!

Sarah @ 2paws Designs

Tuesday 6th of May 2014

Thanks for sharing my post on Keys to the Kingdom. Just thinking about it has me daydreaming about my next trip! :)