Tree of Life at Sunset at Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • On May 3, 2023
    Roger from SC 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, our trip is around the corner. I’ve been trying to book up close with rhinos and caring for giants during or stay 14-26 May. Have had no luck online. Do you know if this can be done on the day of visit? Thanks Roger

    Hiya Roger,

    Welcome back to planDisney! We are so happy that we can continue to be a part of your planning journey! Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park is one of my most favorite Theme Parks. I can’t believe that it recently celebrated 25 magical years. Thanks to the incredible creatures who call it home, it is always full of surprises and an astonishing place to be.

    Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park experiences that allow you a more in-depth look at the Theme Park, including Up Close with Rhinos and Caring for Giants, are an incredible way to add more pixie dust to your upcoming vacation. I’m sorry to hear you are having difficulty getting reservations for these experiences. I spoke to a magical Cast Member, and she said that subject to availability, there are sometimes same-day reservations for Up Close with Rhinos and Caring for Giants. We suggest heading to the Curiosity Animal Tours kiosk across from Kilimanjaro Safaris when you arrive at the Theme Park in the morning and inquire with the Cast Member if any slots are open for you to reserve. Again these reservations are not guaranteed, but magical things happen when you least expect it.

    I hope this was helpful, Roger. One last thing, I highly recommend checking back for availability online in the days before your visit. Guests must cancel their reservations within two days of their reservation to avoid forfeiting the price of the experience. If you check back between 2 days to a week before your visit, there will be a chance that you can find a last-minute reservation. Please come back and see us if you need anything else!

    Happy Planning,

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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