• On Mar 24, 2021
    Vicki from AZ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I found out that if you stay in a particular hotel you can see giraffes but we are staying at fort wilderness. We have booked to go to animal kingdom one day in May however I heard everything there is closed. How will we know if we can see wildlife

    As they say in the wilderness, "Howdy Vicki!"  Thanks so much for stopping by planDisney, we're so happy to see you here.  

    It sure sounds like you're planning a magical Disney adventure for your family this coming May!  I love that you've already made reservations to stay at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.  I just know you'll have an incredible time there as my family has enjoyed some zip-a-dee-doo-dah vacations staying in the rustic home-away-from-home-sweet-home Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort.  And although it does go without saying that it's unlikely you'll see any giraffes wandering around The Fort, with a keen eye, you might just get lucky and spot some indigenous wildlife in their natural environments such as wild turkeys & wild waterfowl, deer, or even an armadillo!

    I think a little confusion maybe has been made between Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and the Disney Resort Collection hotel Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, which indeed is currently closed to Guests.  

    However, I'm delighted to say that during your already scheduled Disney Park Pass day at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park you should get to see giraffes, lions, tigers, and bears - oh my! which is most definitely open for Guests to enjoy as we Return to a World of Magic at Walt Disney World Resort

    My top suggestion for truly going into the wild at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park is to be sure not to miss jumping onboard Kilimanjaro Safaris to explore the 110 acre Harambe Wildlife Reserve.  The reserve is home to a plethora of wild animals including giraffes, elephants, rhinos, cheetahs, crocodiles, hyenas, zebras, and the undisputed king of the jungle - the majestic lion. 

    Vicki, if you'd like any further help in planning towards your May vacation to the most magical place on earth, please do pop back to planDisney where we'd be more than happy to help!

    Have a great Disney day ~ Jane

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Meet the Panelist: Jane, United Kingdom

As the UK "Mum" on the planDisney Panel I'm able to assist those lucky Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort from the United Kingdom who generally enjoy a whole 2 week magical stay. The planning and organising of resorts, Advance Dining Reservations and extra pixie dusted holiday fun for solo travellers, large or small family groups is my absolute pleasure! Learn More About Jane

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