Magic Kingdom Tunnels

Magic Kingdom Tunnels
Cinderella Castle under construction

Cinderella’s Castle under construction. The Magic Kingdom debuted 40 years ago on Oct. 1, 1971.

The Magic Kingdom – the part the guests see – is actually the 2nd story of the Park. They couldn’t build the MK Park with a basement because of the high groundwater table.

The 1st floor is where the tunnels, called Utilidors –  are located. The tunnels allow employees and Cast Members to move between the different areas and help costumed Cast Members avoid incongruities. That’s why you never see Tomorrowland Cast Members in Frontierland, and vice versa.

The tunnel system under the Magic Kingdom.
Utilidors – The tunnel system under the Magic Kingdom.

I’ve worked in Adventureland and Fantasyland, and had to take the tunnels from the front of the Park to my work locations.  Let me tell you, the doors leading upstairs are NOT well marked at all.  No one strolls through the tunnels like they do topside. Personally, when I’m in the tunnels, I’m usually at a dead run!

The tunnels are color coded showing you what Land you are in.
The tunnels are color coded showing you what Land you are in. (Not my photo! You can get termed for having your phone/camera out while walking around here!)

There are signs everywhere banning the use of cell phones and photography of any kind.

But, here’s a Disney video of what they’re like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VkkvkQ9RwM

If you’re interested in seeing the Utilidors for yourself, take the Keys to the Kingdom Tour like we did:

Experience an Urban Legend!

Enter the underground service tunnels to uncover a mystery that’s absolutely, almost unbelievably, true!

The Guest-accessible areas of Magic Kingdom park are actually on the second floor of a massive structure. The tunnels below, known as “Utilidors,” allow Cast Members, deliveries and even rubbish to be unknowingly transported below Guests’ feet as they wait in line for their favorite attractions. You’ve got to see the Utilidors for yourself!

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two Disney Sisters
Ready for a fun – and long – day at the Magic Kingdom!

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

Adventure Book Cover
Adventures in the Animal Kingdom
book Two Girls
Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Have a magical day!

Two Disney Sisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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