Around the World at Epcot Segway Tour

Disney's Description

Around the World Segway TourThe Around the World at Epcot tour allows Guests the unique opportunity to see the wonders of World Showcase while riding aboard a technologically advanced gyroscopically stabilized 2-wheel Segway Personal Transporter. Beginners are welcome—the outdoor tour includes training and safety equipment.

The first portion of the 2-hour tour consists of a fun training session where an expert instructs you on the basic operation of the innovative Segway Personal Transporter. You will learn how to navigate a variety of terrain types and hear how to safely deal with common situations you’ll encounter during your adventure.

Phone booth in United Kingdom PavilionOnce you are up to speed on the operation of the Segway Personal Transporter, your tour group will head out for a trip around Epcot World Showcase. Traveling along the 1.3-mile World Showcase Promenade, you will get spectacular views of the 11 international pavilions along the way—each pavilion is a meticulously detailed representation of a host country.

Your guide will point out interesting details and give you some unique insights into the design and craftsmanship behind the international pavilions. For those seeking to test their skills, there are fun opportunities to navigate different types of terrain—but don’t worry, there are shortcuts for those looking to take it easy and enjoy the sights.

Tour Information

Time & Location : 7:45am, 8:30am, 9am, 9:30am daily at Epcot Guest Relations

Note: At least one reviewer for the 7:45am tour mentioned it was hard to enter through the International Gateway entrance.  Guests entering the park before opening through the normal entrance, can enter through the turnstiles on the far left side.

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $99 + tax (Discounts Available: AAA Diamond, AP, DVC, Disney VISA)

Theme Park Admission: Required

Park Visited: Epcot

Includes: Commemorative Pin

Sample Tour Content*:

  • Indoor Segway training session
  • Segway trip around World Showcase

*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: 10

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, so photography is permitted throughout the tour.  If you are interested in seeing backstage at Epcot, check out the UnDISCOVERed Future World Tour.

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 outdoor tour – dress appropriately, wear suncreen & good shoes.  In the event of rain or other weather which prevents the use of Segways outdoors, Disney will provide a 50% refund for this tour.  Guests will still complete the first hour of the tour, which consists of an indoor Segway training session.

Book: Call (407) WDW-TOUR (407-939-8687)

DTR Review

Due to the availability of other Around the World reviews already available, DTR has not yet reviewed this tour. Until then, check out the Other Tour Reviews & Links section below.

You can also find other DTR posts about the Around the World tour here.

Other Tour Reviews & Links

Related Podcasts

  • DISDads Review by Chris Carroll from October 2011 (tour occurred earlier). Chris describes his experience with the Around the World at Epcot Segway tour on this DISDads episode dedicated to Walt Disney World tours. Discussion of the Around the World at Epcot tour starts at 32:00.
  • WDW Today Podcast Segway Tour Discussion This podcast from September 2009 talks about both the Around the World tour at Epcot and Wilderness Back Trail Adventure Segway tour at Fort Wilderness.  Len Testa and Mike Newell discuss their experiences on these two tours.

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