Disneys Animal Kingdom Backstage Tales tour

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Have you ever wondered what kind of magic goes on behind-the-scenes at Disney’s Animal Kingdom? Did you know you can get a “backstage” tour?

Disneys Animal Kingdom Backstage Tales tour

Backstage Tales Tour

Through the Backstage Tales Tour, you can go places that other guests can only wander about. Your curiosity about the animals and their habitats can be fed once you step into the world behind the park’s walls.

Animal Kingdom Expedition Everest

Disney’s Animal Kingdom park is a lushly landscaped oasis that’s home to more than 1,500 animals representing 250 species. During the Backstage Tales tour, you will learn all about the unique challenges involved in helping them thrive as you:

  • Explore backstage animal-housing areas.
  • Visit the Animal Nutrition Center and see how over 4 tons of food are prepared and distributed each day.
  • Tour the state-of-the-art veterinary hospital, where you may even witness animals being treated.
  • Stop by the Animal Programs Administration building and learn how Disney promotes global wildlife

With the guided tour, you can learn more about the animals from their caretakers. For instance, have you heard of  a hippo “dung shower?” No, it’s not a pretty thing, but we were told about it during the tour. We also learned more about elephants as well as Gopher Tortoises and the work going into relocating them locally.

Disney's Animal Kingdom stone

Being able to ask questions and fully understand how the magic happens behind-the-scenes was an incredible way to appreciate the work Animal Kingdom does with the animals. After all, it is a zoo first and amusement park second.

Monkey Kingdom sand sculpture

Want to learn more backstage details about monkeys? Be sure to swing into theaters to watch Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom!

For every ticket sold during opening week (April 17-25), Disneynature will make a donation to Conservation International to help protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats. Not to mention, a portion of the tour proceeds is donated to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.