Tree of Life at Sunset at Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 10, 2024
    Angie from IA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! Just booked our trip for June 2025 and this time we’d like to do the Rhino & Elephant experiences at Animal Kingdom. How soon can we make those reservations? Also, any other experiences at any of the other parks you can suggest? Thanks! Angie

    Hi there, Angie, and welcome back to planDisney!

    Experiences from the Enchanting Extras Collection are such fun ways to add a bit of pixie dust to Walt Disney World Resort vacations. My husband and I recently enjoyed the Behind the Seeds Tour and are still singing its praises. As Living with the Land enthusiasts, it was fascinating to get a closer look (and taste) of all that goes into Walt Disney World Resort agri(and aqua)culture. The two experiences you mentioned are also on our list of magical must-dos, but we can never seem to secure a reservation (it's a jungle out there). So, let's get right to your question to make sure you're able to have a wild time with these special experiences at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park!

    Caring for Giants and Up Close with Rhinos are two very popular experiences that regularly fill to capacity, so I reached out to a friendly Cast Member for some insight into the reservation process and tips for making the coveted reservations. Because the window for booking these experiences opens for the length of stay 60 days from your Disney Resort hotel reservation arrival date, she suggested calling at 6 AM EST on day 60 to reserve a date towards the end of your vacation as it should have more availability for your party. I also verified that the experiences can be booked online or through the My Disney Experience mobile app using this same window if those methods are more convenient. If you don't manage to secure your desired reservations when the window opens, I recommend periodically checking back as your vacation approaches to see if any dates become available as Guests sometimes change their plans. 

    If you're interested in other experiences, my pal Jenna raves about Wild Africa Trek, and as I previously mentioned, the Behind the Seeds tour was such a fun, affordable experience. Since you're planning to visit during the summer, you can't go wrong with a visit to one of Walt Disney World Resort's water parks either. Did you know that beginning in 2025, Guests of Disney Resorts Collection hotels will receive complimentary entry to a water park on the day of check-in? I can't wait to make a splash with this new perk!

    I hope this was helpful, Angie, and that you are able to snag those reservations when the time comes! Until then, don't hesitate to stop back by with any additional planning questions that arise. I'm happy to help!

    Hakuna Matata,
    Lizzie
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Meet the Panelist: Lizzie, Georgia

Hi y'all! I'm Lizzie, a happily married teacher, coach, and proud dog mom of three from Georgia. While I loved the magic of Disney as a child, it wasn't until my twenties that pixie dust became a defining characteristic of my personality (and my wardrobe). I can't wait to answer your Walt Disney World Resort vacation questions so that you can embrace your inner 'hakuna matata' as you stroll through The Most Magical Place on Earth with your favorite Mickey-shaped snack in hand.  Learn More About Lizzie

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