1st solo trip. To tour or not to tour...

Discussion in 'Disney for Adults and Solo Travelers' started by Luv Daisy, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. Luv Daisy

    Luv Daisy Earning My Ears

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    I'm not really sure if I should treat myself to a tour. I've never been on one at WDW and so I don't know if I should go ahead and do it. What are your fave tours and why?
     
  2. DaisyDuck001

    DaisyDuck001 DIS Veteran

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    My favorite was The Magic of our Steam Trains, because... I like steam trains! And I liked that it's a specialized tour. And you get to see a backstage area for the trains.
     
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  4. krum

    krum Earning My Ears

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    Did the Backstage Magic tour, but not solo - loved it. My wife not so much because she feels like it took some of the magic out of it. It includes lunch though so if you make friends easily it could be a good choice.
     
  5. dachsie

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    I am scheduled for Keys to the Kingdom in Sept. Looking forward to it. Only other one I have done is Behind the Seeds which was interesting
     
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    From my experience, if you pick a tour that's in your favorite park, you can't go wrong. I've done several in Animal Kingdom (my favorite park) and next month I'm doing "Caring for Giants". Loved them all!
     
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  7. DaisyDuck001

    DaisyDuck001 DIS Veteran

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    I tend to prefer tours that go backstage at some point, rather than tours that walk you through public areas, tell stories, and take you on rides you could have done on your own. I did not enjoy the "Marcelline to Magic Kingdom" tour, and I felt like I was wasting my time. I know it has its fans, and YMMV. :)
     
  8. georgina

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    I have done Keys to the Kingdom and Wild Africa Trek solo. Enjoyed them both, they were something different and I learned a few things.
     
  9. captaindavidhook

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    Touring is so much fun. Do the keys to the kingdom tour. It's so much fun.
     
  10. GeorgiaTiggerGirl

    GeorgiaTiggerGirl Mouseketeer

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    I did Keys to the Kingdom. It was very interesting and fun, too!
     
  11. Oneanne

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    Highly recommend taking a tour when going solo. I've enjoyed every tour I've taken: Wild Trek is probably the tops, but Keys to the Kingdom was also really good. Future World was a bit sad, as there was a lot of looking and talking about things that used to be there, but you also get to go thru the laundry area and see where the face characters prep to be on-stage... just don't make eye contact with them :duck:. Behind the Seeds was also interesting.
     
  12. Deanie1

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    I have never been on a tour but on my next trip I want to do Wild Animal Trek in AK and Behind the Seeds in Epcot.
     
  13. iheartglaciers

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    I did Keys to the Kingdom solo. It was a great way to see a different perspective to the park and meet other obsessed Disney fans. I think it’s also a good one to do on a solo trip because it’s several hours, so you don’t need to worry about getting back to your friends/family.

    I’ve also done the Behind the Seeds tour which was really fun. It’s also short and inexpensive.
     
  14. kwdw

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    I've done just two - Wild Africa Trek and Behind the Seeds. Both were great and I recommend both. Went solo. Actually the only time I've done a NON-solo tour was when Disney offered a tour for teenagers behind the scenes to give parents a break from the kids - that was a LONG time ago now - and I did a backstage one with my brother.

    I think as long as you have the time, money, and desire to do one of the tours - go for it!
     

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