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Old 02-14-2013, 01:35 PM   #1
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Epcot Segway Tour cancelled - all of them

Just got a message today that our Segway Tour for this Saturday morning (2/16/2013) has been cancelled. On calling back, we found out that ALL Segway tours were cancelled and that reservations was not allowed to book any future tours. We're really bummed out on this one after hem-hawing for a while to take the plunge. Now, what to do with our new free time?
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:36 PM   #2
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Why are they all canceled?
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:41 PM   #3
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I have an Epcot Segway tour planned for May and have not received a call yet.....how odd that they'd cancel them all.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:43 PM   #4
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Wish we knew. No Segway tours are appearing on the WDW Events-Tours page.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:50 PM   #5
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That is such a bummer!!!
We were going to do this on our upcoming trip in May.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:55 PM   #6
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That stinks! I really love the Segway tours.

Is it a permanant thing?
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:14 PM   #7
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Strange! We were there last Thursday and did see a woman crash her Segway into a curb and took a pretty bad fall. I wonder how often people get hurt?
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:17 PM   #8
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The new Segway breakfast tour is going to include a 1 hour lesson... maybe it's a liability thing, or one of those super-secret court settlements with someone that got hurt.

Man, I hope it's nothing major. I can't wait for my kids to be old enough to go on one of these tours!
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:27 PM   #9
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Wow wonder what happened?
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:49 PM   #10
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Bummer! I've done the Segway Around the World tour twice and loved it both times.

It does NOT take a whole hour of instruction to learn to ride a Segway, unless you have a very large class. They do offer an "out" to anyone who doesn't feel confident by the time the instruction is finished.

I'll be watching for an update on the situation.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:08 PM   #11
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Well, we just rebooked on the Fort Wilderness All-Terrain Segway Tour, which they were still able to book. As for the Epcot tour, they're on the back-side of refunding all the paid reservations and there are no bookings allowed until further notice. Can't say it's a permanent thing, but definitely a downer for now.

On the bright side, with the Fort Wilderness tour, our one-day visit might no longer require the park hopper option! We will see if we only need MK now (wife has to chime in on this decision).
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:19 PM   #12
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Could it have something to do with the Bakery in WS opening earlier than the usual 11 opening of WS? Is it problematic to have people riding Segways in places where other guests are walking?
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:37 PM   #13
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Could it have something to do with the Bakery in WS opening earlier than the usual 11 opening of WS? Is it problematic to have people riding Segways in places where other guests are walking?
I don't believe so. Prior to the bakery openeing, the International Gateway still admitted guests. The segway tour dealt with that by mostly sticking to the other side of WS. When the tour crossed the areas that were open to guests, CMs would control traffic so that the tour didn't get closs to pedestrian traffic.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:37 PM   #14
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DH and I just did the Segway tour in Epcot last Saturday, Feb. 9. We had an absolute ball. I have no idea why they are now cancelling - they gave no indication that it was about to be discontinued.

About getting around areas with pedestrians (the bakery), I don't think that is it. Norway is already open to the public in the mornings because of the princess breakfast. Plus, you have to go in and out of FW to get to the WS, so you're already having to dodge people.

That's so odd that they have cancelled it. I hope we get more info on what's going on soon!
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:58 PM   #15
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I'm really quite sad about this we were really looking forward to booking this for our May trip
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