One of my absolute things to do in Walt Disney World is ride the Kilimanjaro Safari and see the animals, and the stars of the safari are the elephants. Well now Disney has announced a new Elephant Tour in Disney’s Animal Kingdom which will allow you to learn more about the exceptional care they receive on property here at WDW.
The name of the tour is “Caring for Giants” and it will be a unique, family-friendly backstage viewing experience of the majestic African elephants that live in the Animal Kingdom. The tour lasts for 60-minutes and guest will have the opportunity to meet with the animal care experts who provide for the care and and are dedicated to the wellness of the elephant herd. You will also be able to hear stories of Disney’s conservation efforts by African cultural representatives who are dedicated to the preservation of wild elephants throughout Africa.
Unlike some of the more expensive special events Disney has been offering lately, such as the new Fireworks Viewing Party from the California Grill, the “Caring for Giants” tour is actually a reasonable $30.00 (ages 4-100), which for what you’re getting is a deal imo. Tours will be offered throughout the day between 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Of course you will need to provide your own park admission.
Children under 4 are not allowed on the tour and any child aged 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. A 2-day notice is required for cancellation. To book this or any of the other great tours offered in Disney you can call (407) WDW-PLAY. Full payment is required at the time of booking.
I want to know what you think about the New Elephant Tour in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Is it something you would like to do with your family in the future? What interests you most about the elephants? Let us know in the comments section below!
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