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  • On Sep 29, 2019
    Angela from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How long does each wilderness explorer station take to complete?

    Hi there, Angela!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  It looks like you have a trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom on the horizon and that is so exciting!  From the exotic animals to the thrill of Expedition Everest, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!   I am thrilled for you and the adventurous day that awaits you there!

    My boys LOVE participating in the Wilderness Explorer program at Disney’s Animal Kingdom where they truly learn to be a "friend to all - be a plant, a fish or a tiny mole"!  And, as a mom, I love that it is interactive with the knowledgeable Cast Members and it is so educational for both kids and grown-ups alike!  Each time we visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom we set out to become Wilderness Explorers and learn a lot while doing so!  With over 30 stations to visit and activities to complete, the Wilderness Explorer handbook can be a challenge to complete in one day.  In fact, to this day, we have yet to complete all of the stations because we will mainly try to fit the stations in as our visit allows us to – between FastPass+ selections and advanced dining reservations (my favorite being breakfast at Tusker House with Safari Donald and friends).  While each station will vary in length, I would say that each one takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, although often the Cast Members are so knowledgeable and engaging with my littles that we will spend far longer than that at one particular station!  So, I would definitely recommend participating, but don’t get frustrated or hung up on completing the entire handbook if you only have one day there!  Fit it in as you can, learn some interesting facts and have fun!

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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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