• On May 20, 2020
    Jeanie from MI 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.

    Making reservations for Up Close w/ Rhino on Sunday am. What days & times is that tour offered? We will be at WDW 11/20-11/30. Thanks!

    Hi, Jeanie!  Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am so excited to hEAR that you are interested in experiencing the Up Close with Rhinos tour at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park!  I had the opportunity to participate in this tour with some of my friends from the Disney Parks Moms Panel last year, and we loved it!  I was so impressed with the Cast Members with whom we spoke during the tour.  They are incredibly knowledgable, and it is obvious that they care deeply about the animals that they work with. 

    Every tour's animal interaction will be different depending on the rhino's willingness to participate.  While it cannot be guaranteed, you might have the chance to pet a rhino.  During my Up Close with Rhinos tour, our group met a rhino named Helen.  She was very content visiting with us and allowed us to pet her.  That was such an incredible experience!  

    The Up Close with Rhinos tour is offered every day at 11:00 a.m.  Guests should check-in for the tour at the Curiosity Animal Tours kiosk, located across from the Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction entrance by 10:45 a.m.  Since this tour accommodates a very small group of guests and is only offered once each day, I recommend booking this experience as soon as possible.  Just like your dining reservations, bookings for the Up Close with Rhinos tour can be made 180 days before your arrival.  To book this experience, you will need to call (407) 939-7529 or (407) WDW-PLAY.

    If you're interested in any additional tours or other unique Walt Disney World Resort experiences, be sure to check out the Enchanting Extras Collection.  I'm sure you'll find just the thing to add a little extra pixie dust to your vacation!

    Wishing you a wild time at Walt Disney World Resort!
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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