Animal Kingdom; Kilimanjaro Safari
  • On Jan 23, 2024
    Kathryn from MD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    The only reason one of my daughters wants to go to Disney World is to see the painted dogs. Is there a place to find out when they will be outside for viewing while on Kilimanjaro Safari? Hyenas are cool, but they aren’t what she wants to see.

    Hi, there!

     Welcome back to planDisney, Kathryn. We haven't seen you in quite a while! We're glad you're back, and we're glad to hear you're planning another Walt Disney World Resort vacation. It's the very best kind if you ask me!

     I think the painted dogs at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park are the cutest. I just love those furry ears! This pack of six brothers includes Oswald, Alfred, Riddler, Luke, Bruce, and Hugo. Each has a unique patterning, making them living works of art! It sounds like your daughter is exceptionally eager to see these boys on Kilimanjaro Safaris. What makes this attraction unlike any other at the Walt Disney World Resort, is that you never know what you're going to see! While there is no schedule posted for when the painted dogs will be in their Kilimanjaro Safaris habitat, I can tell you that we've had good luck seeing them in the morning. My best advice is to plan to ride Kilimanjaro Safaris in the morning and again in the evening. If you don't see the painted dogs out in the morning, you should in the evening! And no matter what, you'll surely have two very different experiences.

     Is your daughter a fan of Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom on Disney+? If she hasn't seen it yet, Season 2 Episode 6 is a must-watch! This episode features the painted dog pack at Kilimanjaro Safaris. It's super interesting!

     I hope this was helpful, Kathryn. Please let us know if you have any other questions about your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! We'd love to help you plan another magical stay.

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