Behind the Scenes Tours 

Keys to the Kingdom 

This tour is an in-depth, 4.5-hour look at the Magic Kingdom, the most iconic theme

park at Walt Disney World Resort.

  • Park admission not required

  • $115 ea (with earlybird discount code)

  • Includes lunch break during tour to buy lunch own

  • Includes transportation to/from hotel 

  • Ages 16+

  • Private tour for Corn Party attendees only


Hear the intriguing story of Walt Disney and how his vision, innovation and creativity brought the theme park to life. You’ll gain insight on Walt’s thought process as he was designing the park, learn fun trivia and little-known facts, discover often-overlooked details and more. Access the famed underground “Utilidor” tunnels that allow people and supplies to travel beneath the park unseen.

Business Behind the Magic

This tour is a 3.5-hour tour of multiple locations across the Walt Disney World Resort.

  • Park admission not required

  • Includes transportation to/from hotel 

  • $310 ea (with earlybird discount code)

  • Ages 16+

  • Private tour for Corn Party attendees only

In addition to creating a magical environment for guests from around the world, Walt and Roy Disney mastered the art of business. They determined that leadership, service and employee engagement were key concepts that, when considered holistically, would lead to maximum results. Not only have these time-tested core concepts helped establish Disney as one of the world’s leading brands, they have also helped thousands of organizations around the world think differently about how they can deliver the long-term results they are capable of delivering.

This is your opportunity to engage experienced Disney professionals and observe key examples from a “living laboratory,” taking you on stage and behind the scenes to explore firsthand how Disney business insights and time-tested methodologies are operationalized to deliver a great customer experience.

This 3.5-hour tour features concepts and illustrations from the professional development courses offered by Disney Institute and shows how they come to life each day at the Walt Disney World® Resort for Cast Members and Guests. You will explore the following locations:


FLO (Fourth Laundry Operation): Visit a state-of-the-art laundry facility, one of the largest in the world, to see how committed, responsible, inspiring leaders are able to motivate a team to achieve amazing results. (Featuring insight from the core competency of Leadership)


Epcot® Cast Services: Experience the backstage area from a Cast Member perspective. See how the Walt Disney World®Resort creates a supportive environment for the Cast Members as they prepare to go on stage. Discover the important role backstage areas play in creating a caring environment. (Featuring insight from the core competency of Employee Engagement)


Main Street, U.S.A.®: Take a stroll through this turn-of-the-century walkway inside the Magic Kingdom® Park to better understand how we strive to exceed the expectations of our Guests with our people, place, and process. (Featuring insight from the core competency of Service)


The “Utilidor” System: Journey beneath the Magic Kingdom® Park to visit support systems designed to improve the experiences of Cast Members and Guests alike. Discover how we use simple tools to engage and empower Cast Members to create lasting customer relationships that drive repeat business and customer loyalty. (Featuring insight from the core competencies of Employee Engagement and Service)


Disney Institute core competencies are illustrated throughout the tour, along with how each area successfully implements those concepts.

Backstage Magic - SOLD OUT

This is a 7-hour tour of multiple locations across the Walt Disney World Resort.

  • Park admission not required

  • Includes transportation to/from hotel

  • $310 ea (with earlybird discount code)

  • Lunch included

  • Ages 12+

  • Private tour for Corn Party attendees only

Get a seldom-seen glimpse at the wizardry and hard work going on backstage—and see how Disney brings the magic to life! Tour participants are among the select few who receive an up-close look into the artistry, technology, mechanical marvels and backstage secrets that go into producing world-class entertainment. Guides provide a plethora of knowledge, little-known facts and insider insights.

  • Explore the inner workings of The American Adventure, the patriotic Audio-Animatronics extravaganza 

  • Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Creative Costuming workshop where costumes are created and magic is made for Disney Entertainment.

  • Experience one of the world’s largest laundry facilities, Textile Services, complete with unique photo opportunity.

  • Enjoy a lip-smacking, family-style barbecue lunch at Whispering Canyon Café – Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort.

  • See the skilled craftsmen who make dreams come true, from set pieces to attraction vehicles at Central Shops – our Engineering Services location.

  • Go under Main Street U.S.A and navigate the legendary underground “utilidor” to see how they enable the unseen transport of Cast Members, deliveries, and more.

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