Disney On Broadway Behind-the-Scenes Walking Tour - New York City

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Discover the magic of Broadway productions like 'The Lion King' and 'Aladdin' with a behind-the-scenes tour of Disney’s landmark New Amsterdam Theatre, provided by an established independent NYC tour operator. Led by the in-house historian, this hands-on tour gives you an exclusive look at incredible costumes and props used on stage. You'll also enjoy a 1.5-hour guided walking tour of Broadway before visiting the theater. Stop outside prominent theaters and other hotspots to learn about the actors, shows and scandals that have rocked New York’s Theatre District. Bonus: hear soundbites and live recordings via your audio headset.

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Meet in Times Square to start your Manhattan theater experience with a 1.5-hour walking tour of Broadway. Slip on your provided headset to hear audio recordings and listen to Disney trivia from your in-the-know guide, and stop by theaters like the Marriott Marquis, Majestic and American Airlines, where Broadway shows have drawn huge crowds and global attention.
Follow your guide to Duffy Square and Shubert Alley to discover to the rags-to-riches tale of NYCs Theatre District and learn about legendary Broadway performers. See popular cast hangouts, and visit Sardis restaurant to admire character portraits that line the walls while you hear about the on- and off-screen shenanigans of the biggest celebs in showbiz.
Then head to New Amsterdam Theatre for your 1-hour visit with the on-site historian. Your group has exclusive access to various areas of the theater, with views of the vast stage. Learn about the creation of Broadway Disney productions such as Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Aladdin and The Lion King, and hear stories about what goes on behind the scenes before the curtain rises.
The highlight of your tour is a visit the prop and costumes studio, packed with outfits and accessories from Disney favorites like the tridents used in The Little Mermaid.

Inclusions for Disney On Broadway Behind-the-Scenes Walking Tour

  • Professional guide
  • Audio headset

Exclusions for Disney On Broadway Behind-the-Scenes Walking Tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Due to ongoing construction and preparations of the New Amsterdam Theatre for the premiere of Frozen on Broadway, from November 20 2016 through January 2017, the costume room access will be replaced by an actual backstage experience. The backstage area of Broadway theatres has been off limits to public tours for decades, and hasn't been accessed by the public in the New Amsterdam in nearly a century. We ask that you strictly respect your tour guide's instructions while backstage to continue to allow us to offer this highly exclusive experience.  Between January 2017 and July of 2018, the costume and prop access will be restored via a mobile cart brought into the orchestra section of the theatre.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • This was about perfect. The guide was wonderful and the experience top notch.probably the
    Favorite experience of the whole trip..

  • Due to the snow it was cold! Jocelyn found spots where we could gather inside to learn about Broadway. Highlight was definitely handling the props in the theatre.

  • We loved every minute of the tour. Collin was an outstanding guide. He was knowledgeable and interesting bringing the history of Broadway to life. It was fantastic hearing about the life of a Broadway actor from someone with real world experience. The guides at the New Amsterdam theater were amazing too. Their enthusiasm and energy were contagious. We thoroughly enjoyed trying on the costumes and pretending for a moment that we were on the big stage. I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a look into all that is Broadway.

  • Great experience for both kids and adults. Got the tour as a gift to my dad who loves theater he took his grand kids it was an unforgettable experience

  • Fairly interesting, gotta love the trying on the costumes. For anyone with kids and who Broadway give this a go.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • Excellent guide told us about the history of Broadway as we walked past the theaters. He had photos to show us what it was like back in the early days. Then we went into the Majestic Theater where Aladdin is playing. Disney guides told us about that theater, let us walk on the stage and backstage, and then let us take pictures with costumes from various Disney productions. Enjoyed by all ages in our group.

  • This tour was very informational and so much fun! Our tour guide, Corey wish I had his full name I would completely recommend him to anyone wanting to quench their knowledge of the theater district. He was very engaging, pleasant and most importantly a plethora of great information.

    I enjoyed trying on the costumes, just wished it wasn't so rushed. It still made for a great time. The staff at the New Amsterdam theater were also wonderful.

  • Being the huge Disney fan that I am I LOVED this tour. The tour was full of Broadway and Disney history but the highlight was going to the New Amsterdam Theatre where Aladdin is currently playing. We got to use props and try on hats and costumes from Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King...it was a lot of fun!

  • Very interesting, informative and dive-inside tour.
    The guide was very friendly and talked us a lot of history and interesting details about Broadway theatrical life and all around it.
    Dressing behind the scenes of Disney shows - that's a real gem!

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