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Disney's Contemporary Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL

June 24-28, 2018

June 25-27, 2018


Venue / Travel - Tours


Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour

Monday, June 25 - 9:00am- 2:00pm

Magic Kingdom to the Max

Unlock the fascinating history of Magic Kingdom Park and gain backstage access to legendary hidden areas.

This 5-hour walking tour explores the creation and remarkable growth of one of the most beloved parks at Walt Disney World Resort! Explore secret locations you’ve always wondered about and get the inside scoop on some of your favorite attractions.

During your tour:

  • Uncover the hidden secrets of classic attractions at Magic Kingdom Park.
  • Access the famed underground “Utilidor” tunnels that allow people and supplies to travel beneath the park unseen.
  • Discover little-known facts, trivia and other exciting tidbits about the park.

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 "tunnel" below, known as the Utilidor, allows 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 Utilidor for yourself!

Learn About the Man Behind the Mouse

Hear the intriguing story of Walt Disney and how his vision, innovation and creativity brought the theme park to life. You’ll gain insight on Walt’s thought process as he was designing the park, learn fun trivia and little-known facts, discover hidden Mickeys and other often-overlooked details, and more.

Know Before You Go

View important information including recommended attire, Guest restrictions and cancellation policies.

  • Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour is an outdoor walking tour, so check the weather forecast and dress appropriately.
  • Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
  • No cameras, video equipment or cellphones may be used throughout the duration of the tour. Photography is strictly prohibited.
  • Locations and attractions visited on your tour are subject to change without notice.
  • Guests must be 16 years of age or older and have a valid photo I.D.
  • Lunch is not included. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase lunch.

TOUR OF OUC Stanton Energy Center

Stanton Energy Center

Thursday June 28th 2018 8:00am-12:30pm*

*Subject to change

Quite literally the heart of OUC, the Curtis H. Stanton Energy Center is a clean, modern, fuel-diverse, environmentally sound power-generation facility. The energy center with its iconic cooling towers in east Orange County is the most diverse generation site in Florida featuring natural gas, landfill gas and coal generation, as well as a nearly 6 Megawatt solar farm. With a generation capacity of 1,850 MWs, it is also one of the most reliable and environmentally responsible power stations in the nation. Almost two-thirds of the 3,280-acre site is dedicated to conservation – providing an undeveloped, protected wildlife refuge and habitat for nearly 40 different species of animals.

Join us for a tour of this facility during the 2018 Power and Energy Conference. Cost is $25 and can be added to your conference registration

Tentative Schedule*

8:00am – 9:00am Bus Leaves Walt Disney to Stanton Plant
9:00am Arrive at Stanton Plant
9:00am – 9:30pm Welcome/Overview of Stanton Energy Center Generation (Steam Plant/Landfill Gas Co-firing, Gas Turbines, Solar) – OUC Representative
9:30am – 10:00am Presentation on Steam Turbine-Generator Upgrades; OUC and Siemens
10:00am – 11:00am Turbine Deck and Control Room Tour - Showcase Contrast between Analog and Digital Control Rooms (Stanton 1 and 2)
11:00am – 11:30am Question and Answers/Wrap-Up/Adjourn
  Siemens Sponsored Cookies and coffee/soft drinks
11:30am Buses Return to hotel
12:30pm Arrive Walt Disney World Contemporary resort