Exclusive Disney on Broadway Tour: Behind the Magic at the New Amsterdam Theatre

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Location: New York
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 150.0 - minutes
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Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights - This an exclusive behind-the-magic Broadway tour created in collaboration with Disney Theatrical Group (you could say it’s the ‘happiest tour on earth’).
- Discover the magic of Broadway productions like ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Aladdin’ with a special guided tour of Disney’s landmark New Amsterdam Theatre, led by the in-house historian.
- Get into character with a special hands-on visit to the New Amsterdam Theatre’s Costumes & Props Studio.
- Enjoy a 1.5-hour guided tour of the best of Broadway; stopping at all the most important theatres and hotspots to learn about the actors, shows and scandals that rocked NYC’s theatre district.
For Broadway lovers and Disney fans, there’s no better experience than this new, exclusive access tour. Created in collaboration with Disney Theatrical Group, this tour takes you behind the magic at the New Amsterdam Theatre; entering when the theatre is closed for a special guided tour. 

Spend a full hour with the in-house historian, learning about the history of this incredible building. You’ll have the place to yourself so you can visit the first floor and balcony levels, admiring the vast stage as your guide describes what goes into the creation and performance of a Broadway production like ‘Beauty & The Beast’, ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Aladdin’ and ‘The Lion King’. You’ll hear stories of the goings-on behind the scenes and learn about the superstitions held by Broadway performers — including a few ghost stories.

The highlight of your experience is in the second part of your New Amsterdam tour. You’ll visit the Prop Studio, where you’ll find treasures untold, getting up close and personal with original props, costumes and set piece for many of your favorite Disney on Broadway musicals. 

To ensure that you get a full picture of Broadway and that you have as much context as possible when you visit the New Amsterdam, you’ll take a guided tour of Broadway before your visit, stopping at landmark theatres where legendary shows drew huge crowds and global attention. For this section of your tour, you’ll travel with one of our Broadway Insiders, a team drawn from a bank of actors, crew members and even theatre mangers — all of whom have first-hand experience of life behind the curtain.

Discover the unlikely origins of Times Square and hear the rags-to-riches tale of NYC’s theatre district (and how Disney was instrumental in changing the fate of a notorious red light district). Learn of the legendary Ziegfeld Follies which kick started Broadway production as we know it, not to mention the careers of so many legendary performers. You’ll also visit Sardi’s to see the famous character portraits, learning about the on and off-screen shenanigans of Broadway’s biggest names. 

With your Broadway Insider guide, you’ll see the most popular cast hangouts and identify the most important theatres — in both a historic sense and from a theatrical and musical standpoint. You’ll hear stories you’ll hardly be able to believe (like how a goat once fell from the roof of one of these very theatres) and get a grasp of just how colossal a Broadway production is; how much blood and sweat goes into every performance and how many people there are behind the scenes and in the wings every time the curtain rises.

Like a theatre director on opening night, you can rest assured that we’ve taken painstaking care over the little details on this tour. We’ve chosen only the best guides to join our Broadway Insiders team and have drawn up the perfect route to showcase the very best of showbiz, combining the magic of Disney and the glamour of Broadway into one epic behind-the-magic adventure.

Commentary English: Guide
Included Exclusive behind-the-magic access to Disney Theatrical’s New Amsterdam Theatre (with Prop Studio access)
Expert in-house historian for your New Amsterdam Theatre tour
Broadway Insider to show you the ropes on a 1.5 hour Broadway tour (will also stay with you for New Amsterdam section)
Excluded Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
Know before you book Please note, the voucher is NOT redeemable at the New Amsterdam Theater ticket desk.
Tour does not include Broadway show tickets.
Know before you go Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
Please note, the voucher is NOT redeemable at the New Amsterdam Theater ticket desk.
The walking portion of the tour is outdoors rain or shine, so please dress appropriately.
Photography is allowed, except for the stage due to copyrights. On occasion, photos may not be allowed in the theater if there is work in progress
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Health Items

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-01-01
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 20 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
April 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 9:30 AM Departure - Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat (except: 4 Jul 2021)


Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.758899, -73.986279
Address: George M. Cohan statue, West 46th Street, New York City, New York, 10036, US
Directions: https://www.google.de/maps/place/Times+Square/@40.758899,-73.986279,399m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c25855c6480299:0x55194ec5a1ae072e!6m1!1e1?hl=en
Notes: Arriving by subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S to Times Square (42nd Street. Meeting point is 4 blocks away)
Start Location Notes George M. Cohan statue, West 46th Street, New York City, New York, 10036, US
End Location Address New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W 42nd St, New York City, New York, 10036, US
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 40.756174, -73.9901257
Address: New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W 42nd St, New York City, New York, 10036, US
Start Location Notes George M. Cohan statue, West 46th Street, New York City, New York, 10036, US
End Location Address New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W 42nd St, New York City, New York, 10036, US


Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.


Adult 15-99 years $72.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years $55.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years $0.00 Available on request


Option Name 2020 Pricing
Option Description 2020 Pricing

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Terms and Conditions

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

Voucher Info

Mobile tickets will be accepted

FAQ Which props do we get to see/try on in the New Amsterdam theater?

Props may vary but, they all come from the Broadway Disney Archive of Props, which means that they have all been used in actual Disney Theatrical productions. You might find props from the Lion King, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid and Aida. On tours you usually hear “don’t touch!”; but not on this tour. You will be allowed to touch, try, and photograph everything. This is your chance to bring all of your Broadway fantasies to life!

Confirmation necessary? No
Redemption Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption