Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Apr 19, 2012
    Angela 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.

    hi we are staying at akl and i was wondering if my kids get to pet the aniamals at or resort or at any of the other parks?they are both girls ages 5 and 6....also is it extra to use night vision goggles?and how much?thank you all so much for being here,,,

    Hi Angela!

    You're going to have a great time at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort. While there are many species of wildlife right on site to observe in their "natural habitat," there are no encounter experiences within the resort property itself.

    When you visit Animal Kingdom Park, be sure to take the Wildlife Express Train up to Rafiki's Planet Watch. In the Affection Section and Conservation Station areas you'll find plenty of hands-on encounters with friendly, domesticated animals for your children to enjoy!

    Night Vision goggles can be used at the Uzima savannah overlook between 8pm-11pm nightly. Cast Members will be on hand at that location with the goggles for your use. If you are lucky enough to have a savannah view room during your stay, you may also sneak a peek of the animals out on the savannah late at night since the area is dimly lit by artificial moonlight every night! More Disney magic ... of course!

    Thanks for your question Angela! Please visit me again if i can assist you further with your vacation plans and questions.

    Wishing you a simply Magical time at Walt Disney World!

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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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