Backstage Magic Tour
Behind-the-scenes Disney secrets are divulged on this daylong walking tour (lunch included), which takes in some dauntingly complex operations at work in the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Visits include machine shops where audio-animatronic figures are repaired, costuming studios where characters are outfitted, and the well-oiled inner workings of an attraction or two.
Tip: A slate of less expensive, more specialized tours includes the $40 Magic Behind Our Steam Trains for close-up inspections of the Magic Kingdom’s vintage locomotives and the $115 Epcot Seas Aqua Tour, a tank swim with tropical fish.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.