Animals in the Savannah at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge; giraffe
  • On Mar 28, 2024
    Megan 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.

    Hello, I was looking at my loofah zoo membership and in the reciprocal zoo visit list it had Animal Kingdom listed as a participating zoo. Is it true that you can get discounted tickets with your zoo membership from another state?

    Hi Megan,

    From one animal enthusiast to another, welcome to planDisney! We are so glad that you are here!

    I remember being a very excited middle-schooler when Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park was announced. There was an entire promotional campaign that ran with a very catchy song that I still sing to this day. It introduced us to a new word and proclaimed that this new Disney experience was "Many things, but remember it's Nahtazu!" When it opened on Earth Day in 1998, I couldn't wait to see what it was all about.

    All these years later, I have learned that while perhaps, "Nahtazu," the team at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park is seriously dedicated to animal wellbeing and conservation in a magical Disney way, through storytelling.  One way that Disney has proven its commitment, is that it has been accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums since the year it opened! So while you will see this destination listed as a member, I'm sorry to say that I have not seen it included in any reciprocity program. 

    As our pals Timon and Pumba would say, "Hakuna Matata." There is so much to experience at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, that I think you will find incredible value for your theme park admission. You can fly on the back of a Banshee, take a guided tour of the savanna, ride a raft down a raging river, hike through a trail of incredible creatures, become a Wilderness Explorer, go Up Close with Rhinos, and even brush a goat, a perennial favorite of my animal-loving daughters. This is only the beginning! I'm so thrilled for you to find your perfect experience at Disney Animal Kingdom Theme Park! 

    To make sure that you don't miss a thing, be sure to download the My Disney Experience Mobile App before you head out for your vacation, Megan. Then, you can be sure to visit all of the exhibits that mean the most to you, experience all of the best attractions, and taste the incredible flavors offered in this special place. 

    I hope that is helpful, Megan. Let us know if you have any other questions as you plan your incredible Disney vacation! 

    Adventure is out there,

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