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  • On Feb 14, 2021
    Jared from FL Asked

    Are behind the scenes tours at Animal Kingdom currently open? If so what are the options?

    Hi Jared,

    Welcome to planDisney! 

    Like you, my family loves the behind the scenes tours at Disney's Animal Kingdom! We loved Caring for Giants and Up Close with Rhinos. The animals were simply stunning and the Cast Members who talked with us on those experiences shared so many adorable stories. Dine with an Animal Specialist at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge was also a favorite of ours. Dining in Sanaa with phenomenal food while watching the animals just outside of the window and listening to an animal specialist share expertise was truly a highlight. 

    Unfortunately, at this time, these experiences are unavailable. You could book a private VIP Tour. Although these tours are not quite the same as the behind the scenes tours I mentioned, the guides are knowledgeable and can provide you with a tailored experience. Also take a look at other Enchanting Extras that might be available during your visit. If you are bringing little ones with you, they might adore a pony ride at Tri-Circle-D Ranch

    Jared, do check the operational updates and updates to theme park experiences since experience availability could change by the time of your visit. Looking at your arrival date, I hope you made some advanced dining reservations. On our last visit, those were a life saver! I loved being able to use Mobile Dine Check-in and request a window table at select restaurants! 

    Magic and memories,
    Donyell
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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