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  • On Apr 8, 2024
    Brian from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are arriving at Beach Club on Labor Day 2024! What's the procedure for checking availability for the special "behind the scenes" experiences available at Animal Kingdom? How soon can that be done in advance of our trip?

    Hi Brian!

    Welcome back to planDisney!

    I am delighted to see you planning a trip to the Walt Disney World® Resort. Although you could do a Disney Private VIP Tour, it sounds like you would like to do another experience with the Enchanted Extras Collection. To book these experiences, you will just find the one you wish to reserve and go to the home page for the experience. We have done Caring for Giants and Up Close with Rhinos. Both were fabulous experiences and within our budget. If you are looking for a more in depth experience, also consider Wild Africa Trek. Wild Africa Trek is a more in-depth privately guided tour. The views from the rope bridge are truly breathtaking!

    Availability can be limited, so be sure to review the booking window information so that you know when you will be able to reserve an experience. Before you book, be sure to review all of your plans so that you know which day of your trip will be reserved for the behind the scenes experience. Caring for Giants and Up Close with Rhinos were just the perfect amount of time for us to take a break from park attractions and learn more about Disney's animal care and conservation efforts.

    Brian, as you plan, I will suggest that you also consider doing The Animation Experience at Conservation Station. My girls and I do this experience each time we visit Disney's Animal Kingdom. And even though my drawing skills are lacking, the cast members who lead the experience are amazing. It truly is fun and relaxing!

    Sprinkling a little pixie dust over those final plans, trusting your will have an amazing visit!

    Magic and memories,

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