Disney World Hidden Gem – Family Magic Tour

Please note: some posts may contain affiliate links which means our team could earn money if you purchase products from our site


When it’s time to plan a Disney trip for my family, I’m always looking to get the biggest bang for my buck.  Disney offers a lot of truly amazing tours and experiences, but sometimes, for my family, many of them are too expensive or are not age appropriate.  Finding a happy balance for a 7 year old and a 14 year old is no easy feat, but Disney, of course, has an answer for almost everything.

Things to Know

The Family Magic Tour is a hidden gem among all of the different tours that Disney offers.  There are no age limits, and it is the most affordable, in my opinion, at $34 per person.  Kids 2 and under are free.  It is best suited for families with children.  Disney suggests ages 4 to 10, but my 14 year old loved every minute.  The tour takes place at the Magic Kingdom and is offered daily at 10am, and lasts about 2 hours.  Walk ups are welcome, but reservations are encouraged.  If you cancel with 2 days of your scheduled tour, or are a no show,  you will be charged the full amount of the tour.  Admission to the Magic Kingdom is not included in the price of the tour.   On the day of your tour, be sure to arrive at the Chamber of Commerce near City Hall about 15 minutes early to check in. You don’t want to be late for the fun!

The tour is great for young ones and older kids alike, and our tour guide did a great job engaging and speaking to all the age groups included.  Disney limits the number of people for each tour, so the group is never too large.  On our tour there were 3 other families for a total of about 12 people (including adults).  There is a good deal of walking, but my kids were having so much fun they never noticed.   Since there is quite a bit of walking, make sure everyone in your party is wearing comfy shoes.   If you have a very little kid you may want to bring a stroller.  Don’t forget your camera. You’ll want to capture all of those magical family moments.

So, what will a $34 ticket get you?

The tour begins at the Chamber of Commerce near City Hall where you are greeted by your cast member for the tour and his (or her) magical backpack.  This cast member starts by telling a story about something gone awry in the Magic Kingdom and it’s up to you to set things right by following clues. When my family went, Chip and Dale had taken things that belonged to other characters and hid them around the Magic Kingdom.  We had to help Mickey get them all back before anyone noticed.  After you find out your mission, the cast member asks everyone to close their eyes, and when you open them everyone has a small handful of pixie dust to get the adventure started off right.  The cast member then leads the entire group on an amazing scavenger hunt throughout the entire Magic Kingdom with clues leading to from one to another.  You’ll visit Fantasyland, Adventureland, and Liberty Square looking for the clues to complete your quest.  The clues are high and low, easy and hard, and are found in the strangest of places.  One of ours involved putting together a puzzle and another was hidden above an old payphone…but I’m not telling where!

Solving riddles and finding clues are not the only things on your tour.    There are some really terrific surprises along the way!   On our tour, we went straight to the front of the line on The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and we got some one-on-one time with Wendy Darling. There was even a built in break time where we could rest for a bit, get a snack, and take restroom break.  Our tour came to a close with a visit to Talking Mickey at Town Square Theater.  As a thank you for all of our hard work, Mickey asked our cast member to give every person in the group a Fastpass to ride any ride in the Magic Kingdom!

Your Mileage May Vary

The story, clues, or surprises included on your tour may differ from what was included with mine, but I have no doubt that you will not be disappointed.  Our kids had a blast, and we had a blast watching them.  I thought it was money well spent, and it is something we will most certainly do again. Has your family done this tour?  What were your surprises?

Want in on the magic?  Call 407-WDW-TOUR to experience some family magic at its finest!

This guest post was written by our newest writer Micheal. Watch for more of her articles in the near future! 


Let our friends at Destinations to Travel help you book your next Disney Vacation. They are the preferred Travel Agency of Chip and Company and Disney Addicts, and who we use ourselves.

Get started below for your FREE No Obligation Quote.

Book With our friends at Destinations to Travel

MM slash DD slash YYYY
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

For the BEST in Disney, Universal, Dollywood, and SeaWorld Theme Park News, Entertainment, Merchandise & More follow us on, Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube. Don't forget to check out the Chip and Company Radio Network too!

Written by:

This account is for Past Writers and Friends who love Disney and want to share that love with you.
View All Posts
Follow Me :

3 thoughts on “Disney World Hidden Gem – Family Magic Tour

  1. This is great. My wife and I did the Keys to the Kingdom tour a few years back, before we had kids. We loved it. Now, we have 2 boys, 4 and 2, and this seems like it would be great for us to do with the kids in a few years.

  2. That sounds so amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing. Do they offer this tour at Disneyland? I would love to book this for our next trip.

Comments are closed.