Epcot Segway Tour cancelled - all of them

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by slacter, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. nickih75

    nickih75 Earning My Ears

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    Hey all, I'm "the wife" and seeing as it's my birthday trip I was super bummed about the segway tour getting the ax.. :confused3 We will however be going to both parks.. LOL he's not getting off that easy!:cool1:
     
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  3. Phdmama06

    Phdmama06 DIS Veteran

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    Huh, interesting. The tours always looked like a lot of fun. Hopefully they come back!
     
  4. North of Mouse

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    We were just there in Dec. at Epcot when a tour came through the area in front of the land and there was *no one* to stop the pedestrian traffic. The lead sort of opened the way, and we all sort of just stopped until they had all passed through. There was about 8-10 of them. :confused3 Seemed sort of dangerous to us :eek:
     
  5. jane2073

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    I was at Epcot in the afternoon just three days ago and saw the same thing. In fact the CM member made a joke about getting in the way of people getting passes for Soarin'.

    (Of course the jokes on him! Fast passes were long gone by that point.) :)
     
  6. DebbieB

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    2 friends & myself took the tour last April. Our time was 8:00 and after our training, FW was still pretty empty at 9:00 and WS was closed. But as we approached the return in FW around 10:00, it was crowded and it was a little scary, people walked right in front of us.

    It will be interesting to find out the reason for the abrupt cancellations. I suspect liability or some kind of defect in the Segways.
     
  7. dadddio

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    I wonder if those Segways are even owned by Disney and the tours were ended due to some sort of contract renegotiation. Also, I wonder if it has anything to do with the lawsuit to allow guests to drive personal Segways in the parks.
     
  8. corneredbycorn

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    I literally just asked a question on these boards about when to book the tour for May. :-/
     
  9. Sammi the Chihuahua

    Sammi the Chihuahua Earning My Ears

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    Does anyone have any updates on the cancelled Segway tour? We were planning on doing this on our next vacation.
     
  10. corneredbycorn

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    No official word yet, but the info page on their website is now a 404 error so it's not looking good.
     
  11. OhMari

    OhMari WDW PreTrip and Trip Moderator Moderator

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    Bummer, I plan, God laughs.

    I am trying to plan different things to do and we were booked for April. I have not received any notice.
     
  12. 2010_Bride

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    I'll be watching this thread closely. My husband and I took the Epcot Segway tour two years ago on our Disneymoon and loved it!! We were planning to do it again when we head back to the World in October.
     
  13. Ltl Mermaid

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    I still have not received a call canceling our May Segway tour in Epcot....hope that's a good sign :)
     
  14. letsgoreds

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    We took a tour in Downtown Cincinnati for a couple of hours. It was AWESOME. If you are near any major city, look for a tour company that offers this. Often half off deals are out there on Groupon type sites.

    When I looked into the EP tour, I was a little shocked that the Segways coudln't go backwards (is this true?). That seemed very limiting in the ability to get around. After 5 minutes, you can stop and go on a dime. Trust me, scarier for those walking than riding (can stop/start VERY easily). We were zooming all around downtown Cincinnati, and then the riverfront area. Lots of pedestrians/alleys/etc. and not a big deal. It is amazing how much ground you can cover in a short period of time.
     
  15. corneredbycorn

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    Total speculation here, but I wonder if something happened and they're canceling in chunks as time goes on, hoping whatever it is gets cleared up quickly, and not taking in new reservations in case they can't fulfill them. I wouldn't be at all surprised if that's what's going on, actually.
     
  16. ckrisie

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    As a fellow cucinnatian i agree the tour was pretty good and grouponing it is the best. Go red! :)
     
  17. Hopefully

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    Not true that the Segways can't go backwards, they can.
    I loved our Epcot tour and I hope they return
     
  18. MinnieGirl33

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    UGH! We have been waiting until DS15 turns 16 so we could all do it together & were planning on it for our next family trip in May. :worried: :sad2:

    Fingers crossed it will be back up by then.
     
  19. World Showcaser

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    Yes, I know that there were some people in WS before. I have actually done the tour before. But the number of pedestrians was somewhat limited. I have a feeling that those visiting WS before 11 has greatly increased now that the Bakery is open to the public. And while there is some time spent in FW, I don't remember it being a lot of time. Just travelling through to get to WS. And we had no one control traffic when I did the tour but it was a few years ago so this might be a new protocol.
     
  20. Toadi

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    We love the Segway tours. We've done the original Epcot one twice, the Nature Inspired Design one at Epcot (now discontinued) and the Fort Wilderness one. We are taking our now adult son in a few weeks and have the Fort Wilderness one booked. Glad we picked that one now that the Epcot one is cancelled. We both thought the segways on the Ft Wilderness tour were easier to ride and enjoyed riding in the "wilderness" as opposed to all the concrete of Epcot. We always do the earliest tour as there are fewer pedestrians to avoid. Maybe we can get some "insider" info on why they cancelled the Epcot one.
     
  21. slacter

    slacter Earning My Ears

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    Just finished our Segway tour at Fort wilderness. It was AWESOME! My wife smoked me on the trail, dipping and swaying, ducking the vines. Great fun!
     

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