Recently the Walt Disney World resorts have added two new tours to their resort tour line-up. Many guests are familiar with the Wanyama Safari tour which can only be booked by guests of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. The two new tours “Escape to Walt’s Wilderness” and “Family Culinary Adventure” are open to all Disney Resort hotel guests and can be booked by calling the Disney Reservation Center at 407-939-8687.
“Escape to Walt’s Wilderness” will take guests from the Contemporary Resort Marina on a pontoon boat eco-history tour of Bay Lake before docking at Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. There guests will eat breakfast on the beach of Marshmallow Marsh before taking a horse-drawn wagon to the Settlement and Pioneer Hall. After the wagon ride, tour guests will hike over the railroad tracks into a clearing in the trees for an archery opportunity. The 5-hour interactive tour will end at the Tri-Circle-D Ranch horse barn where guests will get a chance to meet the famous Walt Disney Resort horses. Each tour will be limited to 20 guests and will be held twice a week. The $109 per person (plus tax.) tour requires participants be at least 7 years of age. Roundtrip transportation to Disney’s Contemporary Resort Marina is available for Disney Resort hotel Guests only.
The new “Family Culinary Adventure” will allow guests to go behind the dining scenes at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and work alongside a Disney Chef. After being broken into groups, guests are assigned a portion of a meal to make with a Disney Chef. After their recipe is completed the teams will then come together to share their portion of the meal with the other groups. At the end of the 3 1/2 hour tour, guests will be presented with a cookbook signed by the Chefs and a white Chef’s hat. “Family Culinary Adventure” will be held twice a week and costs costs $175 per adult and $125 per child (ages 9-12) plus tax. Each tour will be limited to 30 guests, and beer and wine will be included for Guests 21 years and over. Transportation to and from Disney’s Contemporary Resort is available for Disney Resort hotel Guests only.
Both tours will have A Disney PhotoPass photographer on hand. If a guests has already purchased Memory Maker, the photos taken during the tour are included. For those that have not purchased Memory Maker, they will have theoption to purchase photos individually through PhotoPass. “Each Guest will receive a PhotoPass card with a 16-digit claim code, which will include all the photos taken of the entire group during the experience. Photos should be available to view within 24 hours of the event.”
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