Keys to the Kingdom tour

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Keys to the Kingdom tour

Hi...am thinking of doing the Keys to the Kingdom tour when I am there in September...have a $50 gift card and am considering using it toward the cost. For those of you who have done it, what's your verdict?? Thanks! Glasses

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Love love love love it Smile xx

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We went on the tour back in 2010 and have seriously considered doing it again when we return to WDW in September. Loved it and so much information.

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Thanks! I will be there by myself this trip and thought it might be a neat way to spend most of a day. Will look more seriously into booking it... mickey

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I think any of the tours offered are good. I haven't done any of them yet.

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We did the Keys to the Kingdom tour two years ago and it was awesome. It does take the full time they state it does. You get a lunch with it. Ours was in Frontier Land at the Columbia Harbour House, upstairs in a private seating area. Which was nice. That is when you also receive your gift for taking the tour.

We did a lot of things behind the scenes. Saw so many locations of doors that you can get to the Utili-Doors as well. And yes, we were able to go under ground and go through some sections of the utili-doors. My favourite part was when we saw the "head room." It's where they keep all the characters heads for CM's to wear when they are in costume.

Also, we got to cut lines at the following attractions: Jungle Cruise, Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain and Thunder Mountain. The Jungle Cruise was really cool as we rode it twice, back-to-back. Once as you would normally view it. Then, again without the captain doing their act. They pointed out a lot of cool things and why this is one of the most sate after attractions to work on in the entire park.

To us it was well worth the money and time it takes to do the tour. And like I said. You need to plan for it taking the entire time they say. I believe our tour lasted a good five hours. Our next tour will be the Backstage Magic tour on our next visit later this year. You visit every park (minus AK) on this eight hour tour.

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Definitely thinking about doing this on my next trip. I did not know that it was so sought after. Thanks for all of the great reviews!

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Thanks for all the info! Now I REALLY want to do the tour when I am there in September! Sounds like an especially great way to spend a day at Disney! Smile

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We took the tour a few years ago as well and really loved it. we had lunch at the Whispering Canyon and had a great pair of guides and went everywhere that Eddie G. stated as well as the parade float barns for AK but not into AK itself.

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This is on our list for next trip as well! Super excited!

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We also did the Keys to The Kingdom tour and did pretty much what Eddie stated. We didn't do the Head Room, but our tour got side tracked a little due to a medical issue by someone on the tour. Information wise, we really didn't learn anything we didn't already know, but it was a great tour but it is a lot of walking also in case you have any issued with that. We also went into the back stage area and saw the floats in the barns for the parades. We went through the area behind Splash Mt. and went into the Utilidors that way. We were down there for quite a while, and part of it on our own with no guide. That's were the person had the medical issue and the guide had to take them out. Left us all by ourselves. We were all very good and stayed right where he left us!

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Thanks for all the great info! No issues with lots of walking but the middle aged woman/morning coffee drinker has an important question: do they provide "potty" breaks???? yay laugh wink

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Jessiebelle wrote:
Thanks for all the great info! No issues with lots of walking but the middle aged woman/morning coffee drinker has an important question: do they provide "potty" breaks???? yay laugh wink

Yes, not to worry - they provide at least 1 break in addition to your lunch break. You will be fine!

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How much does this cost per person?

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When we went on the tour in 2010, it was approximately $75/person and you have to be at least 16 yrs old. I would still expect it's less than $100.

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Eeyore wrote:
How much does this cost per person?

That was my question too!! Website says $74/pp, which seems really quite inexpensive to me....Oh, and a park ticket....that's the catch....

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