• On Feb 10, 2019
    Jamie from VT 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.

    What time can we grab a booklet for Wilderness Explorers at Animal Kingdom when there is Extra Magic Hours? Also, for Kilimanjaro Safaris and Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail, what does (subject to availability) mean?

    “Caw! Caw! Roar,” Jamie, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    You’ll find an official Wilderness Guide distributing handbooks at Wilderness Explorer headquarters beginning at 10 a.m. daily, and you’ll find Guides there and throughout the park typically until 5 p.m. (although times are always subject to change). To see the specific availability for your visit, pick up a Times Guide at the entrance to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

    While the official Wilderness Explorer headquarters (located just over the bridge between Oasis and Discovery Island) will be your best place to grab a Wilderness Explorer handbook, there may be some available at the other official starting locations on Discovery Island and in Pandora - The World of Avatar, Africa (when you exit Kilimanjaro Safaris or along the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail), Asia and DinoLand U.S.A.

    Make sure you check out the Times Guide to see if you can meet Russell and/or Dug (typically near the entrance to It’s Tough to be a Bug!). You can also see them in the all new UP! A Great Bird Adventure show in Asia. And speaking of birds, just yesterday I heard that Kevin had made an appearance at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, too. I'm definitely looking forward to the possibility of seeing that great bird!

    Enjoy your time exploring the Wilderness, Jamie!

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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