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One of the most popular and highly rated of all the Walt Disney World tours is the Epcot Around the World Tour where guests can ride around World Showcase on a Segway.
The Epcot Segway tours are so popular they now run 4 times a day at 7.45, 8.30, 9.00 and 9.30 each morning. Guests check in at the Guest Relations location to the left of Spaceship Earth. If you are arriving before the park opens you will be able to join a special line which is shared with those guests going to the Disney Princess Storybook Breakfast so that you can get into the park early.
If you are joining the tour at 7.45am you do need to know that you will not be able to get into Epcot through the World Showcase entrance. This can be a problem for those guests staying in an Epcot resort as there is no transportation to the Future World entrance so you would need to arrange your own or have a car.
To join the Segway tour you have to be at least 16 years old and weigh at least 100 and not more than 250 pounds. Guests aged 16 and 17 will need to have a waiver signed by their parents.
The cost of the Epcot segway tour is $99 per person plus tax. Disney Annual Passholders and Disney Visa Credit Card holders may be entitled to a discount. To book you call 407 WDW TOUR or 407 939 8687.
The tour starts with all guests being instructed on how to ride the segway. They are surprisingly easy to control and definitely a lot of fun! The training part of the tour lasts around 45 minutes so you get plenty of time to gain confidence on your Segway. If you have ever ridden a Segway before this may be a rather frustrating delay for you as you will most likely be wanting to start your tour, but for most it is a necessary part of the experience!
After your training you will be taken on a guided tour of Epcot World Showcase by one of the excellent Segway guides. They will point out lots of interesting details about World Showcase along the way. This is a wonderful chance to see a very different side to Epcot World Showcase. It is not open to the public at this time so you can see lots of details that you may otherwise miss. It is a very different experience to be in a Walt Disney World park with very few other guests!
If you get a taste for riding around on a Segway you can also book the Wilderness Back Trail Adventure. This experience is also 2 hours and you get the chance to ride around Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort on an X2 Segway. This is a more ‘rugged’ design so that it can deal with the rougher terrain in the Fort Wilderness Resort and guests can have a very different off road experience. The cost for this tour is $90 per person and the requirements are the same as for the Around the World Tour.
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