Amazing Animal Adventures on Your Disney Vacation
Disney World is a bunch of thrills, rides and excitement, but there can be so much more to your vacation, especially if you love animals. Enjoy a special behind-the-scenes excursion with some of the wildest animals on earth or get up-close and personal with dolphins. Your choice and it’s a great addition to an already cool vacation. Here’s a look at some of the amazing animal adventures at Walt Disney World.
Wild Africa Trek
Have you always wanted to take a safari in Africa, but can’t get there? This might be the next best thing. On this 3-hour Wild Africa Trek, you’ll see giraffes, rhinos, hippos and crocodiles and learn from a knowledgeable guide about the animals and Animal Kingdom park. Park admission is required and the trek costs $189.00 – $249.00.
Up Close with Rhinos
You’ll love this one-hour guided tour where you’ll learn about Earth’s second-largest land animal, the white rhino. The Disney guides will teach you about the rhino’s behavior and biology and you’ll learn about the challenges that threaten the white rhino population. The cost for this adventure is $40.
Meeting dolphins should be on everyone’s bucket list, that’s what we say! Get up-close and personal with these amazing creatures during this 3-hour Epcot experience. You’ll learn about bottlenose dolphins and interact with them in the water for a half-hour.
The behind-the-scenes information includes firsthand knowledge of how the creatures are cared for and trained. You do not need to swim or be SCUBA-certified to take part in this $199 experience.
Epcot Seas Adventure
If you’re looking to see more than just one creature, the Dive Quest program or the Epcot Seas Adventure might be more for you. Here, you’ll see more than 6,000 sea creatures representing over 60 aquatic species at Caribbean Coral Reef, Disney’s 5.7-million-gallon saltwater aquarium. The show costs $199.00.
Caring for Giants
They say that elephants never forget and you’ll never forget this Caring for Giants 60-minute experience.You’ll learn about the beautiful elephants on the Disney property and hear stories about the caretakers day-to-day responsibilities as they provide fascinating facts about the elephants. You will be able to observe the elephants from approximately 80 to 100 feet away; $30.00.
Starlight Safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Imagine experiencing a safari tour at night, when the sun sets and the animals come out and walk around! If you stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge, you’ll embark on an open safari car and see over 30 species of African wildlife including zebras, giraffes, gazelles, wildebeest and antelopes—plus flamingos, ostriches and over 20 other exotic African species that freely roam across the savannas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Cost: $74.17
Sense of Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Forget the famous three-hour tour that didn’t go so well and enjoy a 3-and-a-half-hour tour where you’ll learn about the art and architecture of the resort. Enjoy breakfast at Boma – Flavors of Africa, climb aboard a private safari vehicle and head backstage where Cast Members will lead you through a series of up-close encounters with some wild animals! $249.00
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