Top 5 Peeks Behind the Scenes at Walt Disney World on Tiggerific Tuesday
I love looking behind the scenes! The magic is wonderful, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes you just have to geek out! Today I’d like to share my top 5 ways to do just that at Disney. No, we won’t be sneaking past security or installing hidden cameras. Disney Imagineers have given guests like me some great – and sanctioned! – ways to satisfy our inner geek.
The Walt Disney World Railroad features 4 beautifully restored antique steam engines that take guests on a 20 minute ride through the Magic Kingdom. All the views are carefully orchestrated, of course, but you will get a nice overview of the park. This is our first stop, as it gives us a chance to see which areas of the park are particularly crowded, and which attractions we want to see first.
Liberty Square Riverboat: The Liberty Belle takes guests where the trains can’t: around the Rivers of America in Magic Kingdom. Guests get a new perspective on Tom Sawyer Island, Frontierland, and Liberty Square.
Wildlife Express Train: This rickety old train departs every 5-7 minutes from Harambe station and takes guests through some backstage areas where you learn more about how Animal Kingdom cares for the animals that live there. At the end of the line, you’ll get off at Rafiki’s Planet Watch for more behind-the-scenes coolness. The Wildlife Express Train is the only way to get there!
Living with the Land: This 14 minute boat ride takes you through the Epcot greenhouses and gardens where much of the food served at Walt Disney World restaurants is grown. You’ll learn about environmentally-friendly growing practices that are being tested and proven every day at Epcot.
Walt Disney World Monorail: The signature transportation of Disney! The monorail travels between the Disney Transportation and Ticket Center and Epcot as well as Magic Kingdom, Grand Floridian Resort, Polynesian Resort, and Contemporary Resort. This is a great way to see the grand scale of the Walt Disney World Resort, and to get a sneak peek at three deluxe resorts.
What’s your favorite way to sneak a behind-the-scenes look at Disney parks?