Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour Review and How It Compares to Keys to the Kingdom Tour
If touring various places around the world is your way of keeping things fresh and exciting, then taking the Marceline to Magic Kingdom tour at the Walt Disney World Resort won’t certainly disappoint. For close to 3 hours, you’ll take a guided adventure through this Magic Kingdom and get an in-depth insight, knowledge and a unique Disney experience as you’ve never encountered it anywhere else.
Just like many tourists take to the Wild Africa Trek to get up close with exotic African wildlife in their native habitat or a tour to the Epcot World to learn more about various countries and their cultures, taking the Marceline to Magic Kingdom tour offers a detailed look at Walt Disney, the man and his vision for this magical kingdom. It’s through this guided tour that you will learn that Walt Disney’s boyhood home was in Marceline, Missouri. Through this tour, you’ll – without
In other words, this tour will make you see through Walt’s eyes, his inspirations, the people he surrounded himself with and how his meticulousness, perseverance, perfectionist mindset, and vision led to the creation of a real Kingdom (the Walt Disney World Resort) back in the 1950s, but is still worthwhile in 2018, as well as his great input in animatronics, animation and the art of storytelling in general.
Even though you might have read lots of books and articles about the history of Walt Disney and how he created Disneyland, this tour will leave you in excitement and awe of Walt and his team of Imagineers as your guide will infectiously point out details you likely haven’t noticed.
The Tour Itself
As with most tours in the Magic Kingdom, you’ll check in at the Chamber of Commerce where you’ll receive souvenir name tag pins, listening devices and a bottle of water. The tour will begin in the courtyard off the Town Square Theater where the tour guide will introduce himself/herself and give out some general rules.
Together with the group, you’ll then proceed to the Main Street U.S.A. Here, you’ll learn about Walt’s family and his early life in Marceline. While you’ll learn just how important Marceline was in influencing the design of Main Street, you’ll probably be surprised to discover it’s not an exact replica of Marceline, but rather a depiction of how Walt felt about his hometown and how he loved it dearly.
It’s during this part of the tour that you’ll hear lots of interesting anecdotes about Walt’s childhood such as the amazing tales of his sister or the fact that Walt and his mother were in cahoots, albeit in
For instance, in the Liberty
Here, the guide will point a lot of details that even the most ardent fans of The Haunted Mansion may admit to not knowing. By the time the tour ends at the Carousel of Progress, you shall have learned a lot more about Walt Disney than you ever did and you’ll probably be more in love with him and his immense work to make the world a better place through Disneyland.
Comparing the Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour to Keys to the Kingdom Tour
While the Marceline to
It is offered not just to satisfy your inner Disney curiosity about what goes on behind the scenes, but also to give you a rare glimpse of the Utilidor (tunnel system) beneath the park. And for clarity, here are some of the differences and similarities between the Marceline to
Topic – The Marceline to
Cost – Costing from $35 to $49 dollars per head depending on the time of booking, the Marceline to
Age Requirements – As far as age is concerned, the Marceline to
Length of the Tour – The Marceline to
Food – In terms of food, you’ll not be offered any food during the Marceline to
Time Schedules – The Marceline to
Tour Routes – Marceline to
Conversely, the Keys to the Kingdom tour will follow this route: Chamber of Commerce (for
Check-In – Arrive at entrance no later than 7:30 AM for both tours. Bring your photo ID to confirm any discount or membership if available. And remember to bring your confirmation number as it may not be listed.
Cancellation Policy – You can cancel both tours three or more days earlier to receive a full refund.
Dress – Both tours are walking tours so remember to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. A poncho and sunscreen are highly recommended.
Disclaimer – Both tours are subject to change, but will occur rain or shine.
Photos – Cameras and mobile phones are not permitted for both tours.
As you can imagine, both tours are truly mesmerizing and amazing. They may be different in their own ways and similar in little ways but are both excellent. For those interested in Walt Disney’s life and his influence on the park, as well as to the big fans of The Haunted Mansion, the Marceline to
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