Special tours and experiences at Walt Disney World are amazing! We are so excited to learn a new backstage animal experience that is coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This special experience will be centered around the second largest land animal, the rhinoceros. This new experience is called, Up Close with Rhinos. The experience will be available starting on November 1st, 2018. It is a 60 minute guided tour that gives guests a look at these amazing animals and how they are cared for. Guests may even get to touch a rhino during the experience, too.
Caitlin Miller on our rhino care team said, “I love talking to guests about how unique each individual rhino’s personality is. I know once guests come and meet the rhinos, they are going to see just how amazing they are and will want to help us secure a future for them.”
Rhinos who live in the wild are found in bush country and open grassy flatlands within Africa and Southeast Asia. They are one of the most endangered animals in the world, mostly due to poaching. Disney supports rhino conservation efforts, including efforts to help various species of rhinos. To date, the Disney Conservation Fund has provided more than $2 million to support rhino conservation efforts all around the world.
There will be one tour of Up Close with Rhinos offered each day. Reservations for the event will open on September 22nd, 2018 (which also happens to be World Rhino Day). Guests must be at least 4 years old in order to participate. The cost for the event is $40, plus applicable taxes, per guest. If you are a Disney Vacation Club Member or a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder, you are eligible for a discount to the event. You can make reservations by calling 407-WDW-PLAY.
Who would love to check out Up Close with Rhinos?
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