/ Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

To tell the truthTo Tell The Truth is one of my favorite blogs to write for you guys! I love letting my creativity flow – even if it means that I have to lie to you a little. Sorry! But hey, it’s a win-win situation right? I get to be creative, and you get to test your Disney knowledge. For those of you that are new to this series, here is how the game works: I will ask you a question and supply four possible answers. One of them is the correct answer to my question, and the other three are incorrect. Your objective is to guess which one of the stories answers my question correctly.

Last month, the question was “What do the Muppet’s call the 3-D glasses in the preshow?” The options were Special Muppet Glasses, Safety Goggles, Snowth Glasses, or just plain old classic 3-D Glasses! The correct answer is… *drum roll please*… Story 4! Muppet*Vision 3-D is actually the only attraction on Disney property that calls their three dimensional glasses “3-D Glasses”.

I have been thinking about Disney tours lately. My family has been to Disney numerous times, and we have never taken a tour. My parents have done the Keys to the Kingdom Tour, but that is an adults only tour due to just how behind-the-scenes you get. Anyway, I decided to investigate tours offered in Walt Disney World®, and I found three that I have never heard of. Yup that’s right…three. What a PERFECT fit for this little game! So, the question is: Which one of these tours does NOT exist?

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Story 1

The American Story takes place in the Magic Kingdom® Park. Take a guided tour through both Frontierland® and Liberty Square to learn about American history and how it has been incorporated in Walt Disney World®. Included in the ticket price is lunch at the Columbia Harbour House. The tour is only three and a half hours, but that includes lunch. This tour seems very interesting to me because I know a few things about American history’s influence on Liberty Square and Frontierland®, but I would love to learn more.

Story 2

Are you looking for a four-hour walking tour around Epcot®? Then The UnDISCOVERed Future World Tour is perfect for liberyyou and your family. This tour is all about how Walt Disney originally imagined Future World to be like, and how it led to what we see today. What makes this tour even more sweet is that you get to visit exclusive areas that are off limits to the general public, like
the VIP lounge in The Seas with Nemo and Friends and the outdoor portion of Test Track® Presented by Chevrolet® in the center of the circle (I have ALWAYS wanted to go down in that section!) In fact, you get a special pin for experiencing the tour!

Story 3

The Boardwalk BallyHoo Guided Tour takes place at – you guessed it! – Disney’s BoardWalk Inn. All ages are invited to learn about Atlantic City’s history, which is what the BoardWalk is reminiscent of. This tour is only 45 minutes, so it can fit into almost anyone’s Disney schedule! You get to visit the lounge and the pool before walking along the boardwalk area itself.  Did you know that there are artifacts from the 20th century on the BoardWalk? Well, there are! Your tour guide points out some of these along the way.

Story 4

If you would like to take a walking tour to experience Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park in a new light, Wild by Design is just what you need. Guests who choose this experience learn about how the Walt Disney Company transformed the Florida marshes into the park we all know and love today. The tour is three hours long plus you get to look at the murals in Asia more closely, see how the Imagineers use the power of storytelling, and you stop for lunch at Pizzafari. I’m very interested in taking this tour, personally.

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Okay Disney fans! Which one of these tours is the one I made up off the top of my head? Is it a tour in the Magic Kingdom about American history (The American Story), a tour to learn about the making of Future World (The UnDISCOVERed Future World Tour), a tour about classic Atlantic City and it’s influences on the BoardWalk (The Boardwalk BallyHoo Guided Tour), or a tour of Animal Kingdom to see how they turned ordinary Florida land into an animal’s paradise (Wild By Design). I will announce the correct story in next month’s “To Tell The Truth.”

(Images from the author’s personal collection and ©Disney)

 

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 Makena is a 15 year old high school student who spends much of her free time researching Disney. She enjoys sharing Disney facts and even plans Walt Disney World vacations (including searches for secrets and Hidden Mickeys) for friends and family. You can follow Makena on twitter @Makattack98 or on Facebook (Makena Wolcott).  Makena began blogging for WDW Radio in December 2011.

3 Responses to "To Tell The Truth: Tempting Tours Around “Walt Disney World®”"

  1. Lindsey D. says:

    Story #1 is the fake tour, but it would be a great tour! This would be especially good for kids missing school to be at WDW and to follow up with a report. I love the detail of the brown colored pavement to represent the lack of sewer treatment plants of the time period. There are so many details in every land that a separate tour could be full for each one of them.

  2. John says:

    Yeah, definitely #1, however I agree it would be a great tour, maybe ending up with the flag retreat.

  3. JamesD says:

    Definitely, not #1. We’ve been on the other 3!

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