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Behind-the-Scenes Tours at Animal Kingdom

Behind-the-Scenes Tours at Animal Kingdom

Check out some of the amazing behind-the-scenes tours offered at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Backstage Safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

(8:30 am – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday – 3 Hours)

Guests are invited to find out what happens behind-the-scenes at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. During this in-depth 3 hour program they’ll get an insider’s look at the innovative ways that Disney Cast Members are meeting challenges in areas such as conservation, animal nutrition and medicine, animal care and behavioral studies. This program takes place entirely behind the scenes and includes visits to backstage animal housing areas. Animal viewing is extremely limited. No photography is allowed backstage.

Guests must be at least 16 years old to attend this program. Guests are required to have a photo ID in their possession during the program. This is an outdoor program, including moderate walking and stair climbing. Guests with special needs can be accommodated with prior notice. For more information and reservations call (407) WDW-TOUR, (407) 939-8687. For group reservations please call (407) 566-2620.


Wild by Design at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

(8:30 am – Tuesday, Thursday & Friday – 3 Hours)

Wild by Design presents Guests with an opportunity to learn some of the stories behind the making of Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Guests learn how art, architecture, historical artifacts and storytelling are combined to transport them to exotic lands filled with wild animals. This 3 hour on-stage, walking tour will provide insights into the design and building of this new species of theme park as well as a glimpse into the complexities of caring for animals and habitats. A light continental breakfast will be served midway through the program.

Guests must be at least 14 years old to attend this program. This is an outdoor program, including moderate walking. Guests with special needs can be accommodated with prior notice. For more information and reservations call (407) WDW-TOUR, (407) 939-8687. For group reservations please call (407) 566-2620.


VIP Tour Services

(Daily, 6 hour minimum)

Experience the VIP treatment as only Disney can provide. Our VIP Tour Services team customizes your vacation so you spend your time playing, not planning. From the moment you arrive, your personal VIP Guide is there to take care of everything – from creating your ideal itinerary to getting you the best seats in the house for live shows, parades and nighttime spectaculars. Prepare to be pampered with a Disney VIP Tour.

VIP Tours cancelled with less than 48 hours advance notice are subject to a fee equal to 2 hours at the booked rate per VIP Tour Guide. To Schedule a VIP Tour, call Disney VIP Tour Services at (407) 560-4033, or e-mail us at WDW.VIP.Tours@Disney.com.


Wild Africa Trek

Led by specially trained guides, the three-hour experience begins with a trek through the Safi River valley where expedition harnesses will allow guests to cross precarious rope bridges and enjoy up-close views of hippos and crocodiles. The journey continues through a wide-open African savannah onboard a specialized vehicle. The adventure concludes with a 30-minute stop at a private safari camp where guests will be offered extended animal viewing and a sampling of authentic African cuisine.

Reservations can be arranged by calling 407-WDW-TOUR (939-8687). Pricing for this unique adventure will vary seasonally. Guest reserving a booking from January 16 – February 26, 2011, may take advantage of an introductory offer. Park admission is also required for participants.

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