Simply Segway – (Discontinued)

Walt Disney World discontinued the Simply Segway experience in Fall 2011. If you are interested in other Disney Segway experiences, the following tours are still being offered:

Disney's Description

Segway training area in Innovations WestThis program showcases the innovative Segway Personal Transporter and offers you formal training and indoor riding time on the device that has truly revolutionized mobility and travel—at the Innoventions area in Epcot.

Tour Information

Time & Location : 11:30am daily at Epcot Guest Relations (Discontinued Fall 2011)

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: $35 + tax (Discounts Available: AAA Diamond, AP, DVC, Disney VISA)

Theme Park Admission: Required

Park Visited: Epcot

Sample Tour Content*:

  • Segway training session inside Innovations Pavilion West
  • If it isn’t raining & depending on time, guests may be able to pose for a photo on their Segway just outside the Innovations Pavilion

Note: This is more of an experience, than a tour.  Guests get an opportunity to ride a Segway indoors.  There is no tour around Epcot.  If you are interested in an Epcot Segway tour, check out the Around the World and Nature-Inspired Design tours.

*Disney’s tour schedules and content can change at any time due to a variety of factors. Rest assured, if for some reason the tour can’t or doesn’t go to one of the stops you’ve read about here or on other websites, your Tour Guide still has plenty of magic up their sleeves to make sure you have a wonderful tour experience.

Maximum Group Size: 15

Listening Devices Available: No

Hearing Disabilities: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Requirements:

  • Guests must be 16+
  • Guests under 18 must a parent or guardian sign their waiver at the beginning of the tour (but the parent/guardian does not have to accompany them on the tour)
  • Guests must weigh between 100-250 lbs
  • Riders should be in good health and able to stand for the duration of the tour
  • Not for women who are pregnant

Photography Restrictions: This tour is completely onstage in Innovations West, so photography is permitted throughout the tour.  Since any Epcot guest can watch the Segway training area, you can always have a family member who is not on the tour take your photos from the viewing area.

Bag Storage: Per discussion with Disney, no storage is provided for guest’s bags while they are on the tour.  There are small storage bags on the Segways, but if you have a large volume of “stuff”, consider getting a locker.

Additional Notes: This is an indoor tour that goes rain or shine.

Book: Call (407) WDW-TOUR (407-939-8687) or book the day of at Epcot Guest Relations inside the park.  Per our conversation with one of the Segway trainers, walk up slots for this experience are often available.

DTR Review

DTR never reviewed this tour before it’s discontinuation in Fall 2011. However, you can check out the Other Tour Reviews & Links section below.

You can also find other DTR posts about the Simply Segway experience here.

Other Tour Reviews & Links

  • AllEars.net Tour Report by Trevor Bailey from May 2005.  Trevor had an opportunity to try out the Simply Segway experience during a test run before Disney started charging for it.
  • If you want to read more about the Segway training, try checking out the reviews for the Around the World and Nature-Inspired Design tours at Epcot.  Those two tours do the same 1st hour of Segway training before they go on with the rest of their tour.

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