• On Nov 28, 2019
    Miranda from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are excited for our trip this summer to Disney World! I want to pan a few extras. One I am considering is Up Close with Rhinos. The Disney website says the cost is $40.00 for adults. Does this mean kids are free? Thanks! 

    Hi Miranda,

    How fun that you're looking to add a special experience like Up Close with Rhinos to your upcoming Disney adventure! This experience was one I'll never forget, and I really think you'll LOVE it!

    Guests ages four and up are able to sign up for the tour, and while prices are always subject to change, it is currently priced at $40 per person, regardless of age. While any little Mouseketeers in your party won't receive a discount, I do believe it is something that they'll really enjoy! Not only is it neat to go behind the scenes to see how some of the magic happens, it is fascinating to learn about the gorgeous white rhino, see their barn where they sleep, and possibly even interact with one! It was inspiring for me to get to see how much the keepers care about these gentle giants and to learn that they each have their own personalities. I won't spoil any surprises about what they feel like, but if the rhinos are comfortable being around people the day of your visit, it's possible that you'll get to touch one! What a cool experience!

    Since Up Close with Rhinos is only offered once per day at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, I'd recommend calling 407-WDW-PLAY, (407) 939-7529, or (407) 939-7758 as early as possible. Reservations open up 180 days in advance, and this is one tour that can fill up quite quickly.

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Miranda, and please come back and see us again if we can help with anything else as you're planning your trip. I hope that you have a truly magical vacation next summer!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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