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Go Behind-the-Scenes at Walt Disney World Resort on the Backstage Magic Tour

Amanda Adler

by , Public Relations Manager, Adventures by Disney

Have you ever wanted to go backstage to see just how the magic is brought to life here at Walt Disney World Resort? On the Walt Disney World Resort Backstage Magic Tour, you can do just that, and enjoy a one-of-a-kind VIP look at the inner workings on an amazing 7-hour journey through The Most Magical Place on Earth.

Here are my four favorite experiences you’ll enjoy on the Backstage Magic tour:

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1. Peek behind the curtains at The American Adventure, where you’ll learn how engineering and artistry come together to create this truly historic show.

2. Unravel the secrets behind creating the dazzling costumes for Disney Characters, as well as show and parade performers, at Walt Disney World Resort’s own Creative Costuming department.

Backstage Magic Tour

3. From the smallest details to the most ornate sets, get an up-close look at the unparalleled talent and craftsmanship at work in the Walt Disney World Central Shops.

4. Last, but definitely not least, you can navigate the legendary underground tunnels or “utilidors” used by Cast Members located beneath Magic Kingdom Park.

Backstage Magic isn’t the only tour that gives you an inside look at popular Walt Disney World locales. Later this year, you can embark on the Gardens of the World Tour during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, or even learn how wintery fun comes to life in the theme parks on both the Disney’s Yuletide Fantasy and Holiday D-Lights tours.

Which of these behind-the-scenes tours are you most excited to experience?


  • We enjoyed the Marceline to Magic Kingdom tour.

    My daughter was not yet old enough to do the Keys to the Kingdom tour, so this one was suggested.

    We loved it! Spoiler alert, you may not want to do this tour if you do not want to learn how the Friendly Ghosts do their thing in Haunted Mansion! The focus was on the wonderful dining hall scene.

    My mind was blown.

    Great information on Mr. Disney as well.

    Fun just being in the park before “showtime.”

  • I have done the Backstage Magic Tour twice. I learned something new even on the second trip. I would so do it again. I am very much into the behind the scenes tours and getting to see how everything works. I wish they had an overnight tour so you could what happens third shift. You also never know who will run into. I met the Vice president of Epcot and he was very gracious and even gave me his business card. I highly recommend the tour. It is an all day event though.

  • I love the backstage tours and have done several both at Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. I did the Backstage Magic Tour about 3 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Very interesting to see how the American Adventure show works. There are several backstage tours that I think are well worth the time. Keys to the Kingdom is definitely a favorite. I was on the first Holiday D-Lights tour and it has changed since them. May have to try it again this year.

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