We’ve been following the expansion of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios since even before it was officially announced. With the recent official announcement, and a few more details found through a Universal survey, we figured we’d give you a look at what’s happening behind the construction walls and backstage. [Read more…]
A new tour of Epcot called “Nature-Inspired Design” recently premiered. It is the fourth Segway-based tour at Walt Disney World and the third at Epcot. Here’s Disney’s official description:
Discover the wonder of nature-inspired design as you glide through land, sea and air at Epcot®. This 3-hour backstage tour allows you to experience the symbiotic relationship between nature and the nature-inspired designs incorporated into Epcot® pavilions and attractions. Glide over California on Soarin’™, tour the greenhouses at The Land pavilion, explore The Seas with Nemo & Friends® and visit Life Support scientists to learn how technology helps us maintain a better balance with nature.
After completing a required product overview and training, you will be equipped with a helmet and a Segway® Personal Transporter X-2 to experience this unique off-road tour. Epcot® Cast Member scientists share how their work environments are inspired by nature’s own design and how they use evolving technologies to maintain a balance with the world around them. After experiencing “air, land and sea” you will have the opportunity to ride your Segway® X-2 in a designated off-road backstage area at Epcot®.
Since the tour is so new, it has not yet been added to Disney’s official Tours and Experiences page. However, you can call 407-WDW-TOUR to book the “Nature-Inspired Design” tour today.
So far, the tour is available only at 8:15 a.m. on Saturdays and Tuesdays. It costs $124 per person and is available for guests ages 16 and older.
For more information on Disney’s “Around the World at Epcot” and “Wilderness Back Trail Adventure” Segway tours, pick up a copy of Volume 2, Issue 2 of Orlando Attractions Magazine.