Walt Disney: Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour

Disney's Description

Walt DIsney and Mickey Mouse Partners StatueExplore how events in Walt Disney’s life helped shape the Walt Disney World Resort and the attractions within it. As one of Walt’s final visions, the Magic Kingdom Park shares many similarities and likenesses to the storyline of his life. By using the park as a walking timeline, guests will discover how the events in Walt’s life helped develop his understanding and view of the world around him, and inspired him to create some of the most wonderful and cherished stories and attractions in our theme parks. During this 2.5 to 3 hour walking tour, guests will also get an insider look into the operation and design of some of the most beloved attractions in the Magic Kingdom Park.

Tour Information

Time & Location : 8:15am M,W,F  in the Chamber of Commerce (just inside Magic Kingdom on the left).  This tour starts before the park is open.  Guests with tour reservations can enter the Magic Kingdom through the far left turnstiles.

Ending Location: Outside Carousel of Progress

Duration: 2.5-3 hours (My tour was just over 2 hours long.)

Cost: $30 + tax (Discounts Available: AAA Diamond, AP, DVC, Disney VISA)

Theme Park Admission: Required

Park Visited: MK

Includes: Bottled water/coffee at check-in

Sample Tour Content*:

  • Walk down Main Street, U.S.A. before park opening
  • Private, lights on, guide-narrated ride on Snow White’s Scary Adventures (This attraction is slated for removal as part of the Fantasyland Expansion, so the tour will change in the not too distant future.)
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  • Private, guide-narrated ride on Carousel of Progress

*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: 20

Listening Devices Available: Yes

Hearing Disabilities: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes. Guests must be able to transfer on/off rides, as applicable.  Please call Disney at (407-WDW-TOUR) to ask about the accessibility accommodations for this specific tour.

Requirements: Guests must be 12+

Photography Restrictions: This is an onstage tour, photography is permitted.  However, I doubt it would be kosher to take photos of Snow White’s Scary Adventures with the lights on.

Bag Storage: Guests carry their baggage with them.  If you don’t want to hold your bag throughout a 2.5-3 hour walking tour, consider getting a locker at the front of the park.

Additional Notes: This is an outdoor walking tour – dress appropriately, wear suncreen & good shoes. Disney will not cancel or provide refunds for this tour (or most others) in the event of inclement weather (Disney will cancel for hurricanes, but not average rain).

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

DTR Review

Check out our full DTR Review of the Walt Disney: Marceline to Magic Kingdom tour here.

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Other Tour Reviews & Links

  • All Ears Guest Blog Review by Ashley Livingston from July 2011.  This review does a good job of giving you a quick overview of the tour without too many spoilers.

Related Podcasts

  • Be Our Guest Podcast Trip Report by Mike Rahlmann from July 2011. Mike gives a quick description of his Marceline to Mainstreet tour. He includes a few spoilers, but most of it was new to me – and I took the tour! It just goes to show how tours can change over time and be dependent on your guide. Tour discussion starts at 24:44.
  • DIS Unplugged Podcast Review by Kathy Werling from April 2011.  This 30 minute tour review includes spoilers. The podcast team discusses the appropriateness of the tour’s name. Having taken the tour, I consider the name as a reference to the time period starting from when Walt lived in Marceline all the way up to changes happening in the Magic Kingdom today.  It is not a tour specifically about how Marceline influenced the building of the Magic Kingdom, though that is discussed in part.
  • Know of any more podcasts that discuss the Walt Disney: Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour?  Let us know at DisneyTourReviews@gmail.com

4 Responses to Walt Disney: Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour

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  4. Nicola says:

    Hello, ive been reading (well skipping the spoilers) your tour reviews as we have 4 tours booked for our upcoming trip this sept/oct. Anywho, just wondering if you knew what rides are now a part of this tour since the closure of snow white??
    Thank you.

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