Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Disney and Disney sponsored my travel and stay.
Another part of Animal Kingdom’s program is the new New Backstage Tales Tour Experience at Animal Kingdom. Experience the park’s behind-the-scenes tales and “tails” as you tour the facilities where they care for the animals.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom park is a lushly landscaped oasis that’s home to more than 1,500 animals representing 250 species. During the Backstage Tales tour, you’ll learn all about the unique challenges involved in helping them thrive as you:
- Explore backstage animal-housing areas.
- Visit the Animal Nutrition Center and see how over 4 tons of food are prepared and distributed each day.
- Tour the state-of-the-art veterinary hospital, where you may even witness animals being treated. (They do not perform surgery on Wednesdays)
- Stop by the Animal Programs Administration building and learn how Disney promotes global wildlife conservation and animal well-being.
I love that a portion of the tour proceeds is donated to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. My favorite part of the tour was getting to walk through the Bird Sanctuary. Watching the birds fly overhead and all around me and getting to feed them millworms by hand. A lot of the tour is behind the scenes and so you won’t be able to take photos during that portion or have your cell phone. You are also not guaranteed animal interaction. This is all outdoors, so be sure and keep an eye on the weather for cancellations etc. Also, you should know that you must be 12 and older to go on this tour and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. You will do a lot of walking so make sure you wear comfortable shoes and also bring sunscreen. The tour is around $90 a person.
If you love animals check our Monkey Kingdom now playing theaters everywhere.