Animal Kingdom Safari
  • On Mar 3, 2023
    Samantha from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    For UP CLOSE WITH RHINOS I'm wondering when the booking day is? Is it 60 Days from the start of your vacation, like how dining works, or 60 days from the day you'd like to do it? Also, what time does it drop on the website to book?

    Hi Samantha,

    Welcome to planDisney!

    Samantha, I am excited to hear that you are considering an experience from Walt Disney World's Enchanting Extras Collection.  If you haven't experienced one of these little gems before, you are in for a real treat! My family has delighted in many of these opportunities, and I can't express enough how amazing they are.

    When booking any of the Enchanting Extras Collection, including Up Close with Rhinos, Guests may book them up to 60 days in advance.  If you are a Guest staying at a Disney Resort hotel, then your booking window opens up 60 days before check-in and you may make reservations for the entire length of your visit, up to 10 days.  That is really good news, because Up Close with Rhinos is a very popular experience!  Reservations become available at 6AM EST, so it is a good idea to be logged into your My Disney Experience account about 15 minutes beforehand in order to be ready to secure your reservation.  Personally, I find it helpful to set a reminder, so I don't accidentally forget when my booking window opens up.  Additionally, if you can be flexible with the date in which you want to reserve this experience, that will be helpful in finding an open reservation spot.  

    Samantha, I also want to mention that you will need valid theme park admission to Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and have a Theme Park Reservation in order to participate in this tour.  My advice is first to book your Up Close with Rhinos encounter, then make your Theme Park Reservation.

    Have a Magical vacation, Samantha!  Please be sure to come back and visit us here again at planDisney with all of your Disney vacation planning questions.  We are always happy to help you plan your next Magical adventure.

    See Ya Real Soon,
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