While the there are many Special Tours throughout Walt Disney World® Resort property to experience, Magic Itineraries recommends that you take a look at ALL of them before deciding which one or more are the right ones for you.
We never recommend first time Disney guests taking a “Behind the Scenes” tour – it’s not a good idea to “reveal” any on the secrets to the magic until you’ve had a chance to be totally immersed in all the Disney Magic, at least once.
For the Disney Fan, Disney Vacation Club members, Annual Pass Holders and those lucky people who visit the parks multiple times, then we recommend enjoying many of these great tours.
Beware that most have age restrictions (age 16 usually is the youngest allowed for most) and some can be costly.
Several take most of the day and can include lunch or breakfast.
Here are quick links for lists of all the current tours:
Below are theResort Tours – the first two (2) are the newest ones available.
Sense of Africa
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
This 3.5-hour-long breakfast and tour is designed to immerse guests in the richness, culture and history of this African-inspired resort and give a backstage peek at the care, feeding, well-being and social interactions of the resident animals.
A typical tour begins with a unique twist on breakfast at Boma—Flavors of Africa, followed by encounters with animals such as okapi, giraffe, ostriches and red river hogs. Sense of Africa is a feast for all five senses.
The experience will be offered on Tuesday and Saturday mornings. The cost is $249, and staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is not required. Experiences may vary.
The Floridian Express
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Experience the charm of Southern Florida during the turn of the century and see how it shaped the heritage and culture of the Resort during this one-hour walking tour. Travel through time and discover the hotels and individuals who inspired Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. This tour includes a behind-the-scenes look at the spectacular 5 star restaurant, Victoria & Albert’s.
The Floridian Express is offered Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The tour departs around 9:00am and is limited to 10 Guests. Price is $15 per person (plus tax). This tour is available for all Guests ages 10.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Witness the wild as it comes to life in complete darkness during this thrilling, hour-long expedition. Set out for after-dark adventure on an exclusive safari experience, reminiscent of an African game drive through the savanna. Guests will have use of night vision goggles to make the most of their viewing experience.
The Starlight Safari is offered daily at 9:45pm. The safari departs around 10:00pm.and is limited to 10 Guests. Price is $70 per person (plus tax). A portion of the tour price is donated to the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund. This safari is available for all Guests ages 8 and up.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Guests Only
This 90-minute safari experience at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge resembles an African afternoon game drive. Guests will be able to learn about the natural history and management of the animals and architecture of the resort. The safari is offered daily and begins with a pre-safari reception from 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The safari departs at 4:00 p.m. and concludes at Jiko for a multi-course meal. The tour cost is $190.64 per person (price includes tour, meal, tax and gratuity). Not available for Guests under the age of 8. (Not included in Magic Your Way Packages). The Wanyama Safari and Dinner can only be booked by the itinerary planning office or Concierge at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.