I think I'd like to try the Steam Train tour next time.
That is what I went on, The Magic of Disney Steam Trains Tour. It's the only tour around an attraction and it isn't done by a Guest Relations Tour Guide, but a Magic Kingdom Train Conductor! That was nice since you really got the information from the person who knew the most about the Trains. On the tour you get to learn this history of the trains, go to roundhouse and see them all, ride around on the #1 train - Lillybelle and take photos with the train right in front of it, learn how the trains work with Disney's MaPo system (saftey), etc.
I've done Backstage Magic and Yuletide Magic in the last few years, and highly recommend them (am doing Yuletide again this coming December). Both are done by Disney Institute staff.
A few years back, did the World Showcase tour and really enjoyed that as well. I'm not sure if that's Disney Institute staff or not. That one made us realize we really wanted to spend more time just wandering World Showcase.
Pizzapants, for the Segway tour, what was actually TALKED about on the tour, or was it just mostly riding around the park after the training?
I did the Behind the Seeds tour at Epcot. I liked it a lot for a small tour. Only takes an hour and it's only $12...just depends if you are into gardening or not
I have about 90 pics posted on deepbluesea.smugmug.com with tour photo's
Eh, you follow a guide around World Showcase before it opens, using some of the country's stuff as obstacle courses (the bridges in japan and china, zig-zagging through the pillars in Italy, etc) and all the while the guide gives out fun facts of the real countries and the epcot versions. it's fun, educational, AND entertaining!
I have to agree, I did the Segway tour a few years back and it was AWESOME! you also get a very rare segway pin at the end only available on the tour... yes its an 80$ pin but the tour is so much fun even if they only let you use the slow key.
Its a two hour tour, first hour is how to ride and use the Segway safely, includes video and obsticle course. Then you literally ride all over the world showcase before its open. My favorite was zooming though the shops and alleys in Morroco and through the gardens in Japan.