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lisa2465 03-05-2013 08:19 AM

Around the world at Epcot segway tour
 
Hi,

does anyone know why they did away with around the world segway tour at epcot?? I loved this tour, and will they offer any kind of segway tours?? I know of the one at FW, but was wondering of ones in the parks.

awilliams4 03-05-2013 09:40 AM

I have not seen that they have done away with this, only that they have canceled reservations up to April. May reservations still exist.

Judyfun 03-05-2013 10:06 AM

After being on hold for over 25 minutes, I was informed yesterday that there were no openings for next week when I am there. But I can keep calling back. They did not say anything about not having this tour available.

Judy

CtinaDitty 03-05-2013 04:54 PM

I read the story about that yesterday. All I've heard is that the tour is cancelled for now, no word on if it is a permanent cancellation...

My DH and I did this on my honeymoon back in July and were looking forward to doing it again in December! I was writing about it on my PTR and it just completely bummed me out. We loved this tour! Had a great time!

I hope they bring it back!

Judyfun 03-06-2013 07:47 AM

I just got off the phone with Disney and was informed that they have cancelled all the Segway tours. Now I have to tell the Granddaughter.

Judy

:headache:

Mouse14 03-06-2013 10:33 AM

Did they cancel the fort wilderness tours also?

CtinaDitty 03-08-2013 12:32 PM

Last I heard they were keeping the Fort Wilderness Segway Tour open. I may have to call and ask myself on my lunch break! :guilty:

anthony2k7 03-08-2013 01:59 PM

http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/tou...tSet=30&page=0

The wilderness tour is still listed on the above disney page.

I wonder if this is related to the age of the segways used at Epcot?

madasahat 03-18-2013 01:47 PM

awww i allways wanted to do this

Brocktoon 03-19-2013 07:43 AM

The most plausible theory I've heard relates to a lawsuit a while back trying to force to use of segways in the parks as a form of assisted transport like wheelchairs and scooters.

My guess is that Disney doesn't want to look bad from a legal standpoint of banning segways, yet using them for in-park tours. I've got a feeling outisde park tours will continue, but we won't see any segway use inside any of the parks.

Are security and cast members still using segways inside the parks?

CtinaDitty 03-19-2013 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brocktoon (Post 47842767)
The most plausible theory I've heard relates to a lawsuit a while back trying to force to use of segways in the parks as a form of assisted transport like wheelchairs and scooters.

My guess is that Disney doesn't want to look bad from a legal standpoint of banning segways, yet using them for in-park tours. I've got a feeling outisde park tours will continue, but we won't see any segway use inside any of the parks.

Are security and cast members still using segways inside the parks?

The only time I've ever seen a cast member on a segway was during the tours and very rarely around Epcot. I've never seen them at any of the other parks.

lpizzuro123 03-19-2013 09:38 PM

We have done both Segway Tours (Epcot twice and WL once). Loved both but really liked being in Epoct before the park opened. Sorry to see the Epcot one go. Would have loved doing that one again.

I seem to remember seing CM on Segway's in the parking lot. The security at our local mall also used a Segway.

Linda


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