New Behind-the-Scenes Experience at Rivers of Light Coming to Backstage Magic Tour

Disney Travel News

By: Disney Destinations
There is so much to see and do at   Walt Disney World®  Resort, from exhilarating rides and attractions to spectacular shows and parades and more. But have you ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes to bring all that magic to life?

During the   Adventures by Disney® Backstage Magic Tour, Disney fans can get an up-close look at the artistry, technology and wizardry behind Disney’s world-famous theme park entertainment. Adventures by Disney will now offer a brand-new experience as part of this tour: behind-the-scenes access at   Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s  nighttime spectacular, “Rivers of Light“! 

This exclusive daytime visit takes your Clients backstage to visit a hidden marina where the animal and lotus barges are prepared for the evening performance. These Backstage Magic Guests will be among the first to see the inner workings — and learn the mechanical and technological secrets — behind this incredible attraction!

You will also enjoy a new private lunch at Tiffins Restaurant, featuring a special menu and fascinating insider stories about the creation of the park, starting in June. If you're fans of  Animal Kingdom, then this is officially a “must-do” for you!

But what is the Backstage Magic Tour?

Expertly led by knowledgeable Adventure Guides, this immersive   Adventures by Disney  experience allows you to witness first-hand the magic and hard work that goes on behind-the-scenes at the theme parks. Highlights include backstage visits to…

Epcot®:  Explore the inner workings of The American Adventure attraction as your guides reveal the feats of engineering and attention to detail behind this inspiring Audio-Animatronics stage show. 

Creative Costuming: Observe the talented professionals who design costumes for character, show and parade performers at   Walt Disney World  Resort. Spoiler alert: It’s not all needles and thread!

Central Shops:  Explore the facility where engineers, mechanics and artisans develop and maintain favorite attractions, including Audio-Animatronics, ride vehicles and elaborate stage sets. Not even the tiniest details go unnoticed here!

Magic Kingdom®  Park:  Become immersed in the story that started with Walt himself, and navigate the “utilidor” tunnels, a network of underground passageways constructed beneath the theme park so Disney Cast Members can move around undetected – right beneath Your feet!

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