Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park Adds New “Backstage Tales” Tour

backstage-tales-00 Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park has added a new tour to it’s already impressive tour line up and it’s perfect for guests who want to see first hand what is involved in caring for the Park’s 1,500 animals. The new “Backstage Tales” experience will take guests age 12 and up backstage daily to see the park in a whole new way.

Tour participants will see how Disney makes and distributes over 3 tons of food a day to the 250 species of animals while exploring the Animal Nutrition Center and backstage animal-housing area. Guests will also get to see the park’s veterinary hospital and witness how the animals are cared for and learn about behavioral studies. The final stop will be at the Animal Programs Admin building where guides will explain Disney’s global conservation program and a portion of the tour’s proceeds will go to Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.

backstage-tales-02The Backstage Tales Tour at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is $90 per person and will be held daily from 7:15-11:15 am. Guests participating in the tour must be at least 12 years old and have a photo ID in their possession during the program.  Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Guests should check in a the park’s Main Entrance fifteen minutes before their tour.

Disney’s “Know Before You Go” information section for this tour reminds guests that while guests have a chance for interaction with the animals it is not guaranteed. Also due to the tour being outside the majority of the time guests are encouraged to bring their own water. Cameras and video recording will not be allowed in backstage areas but will be encouraged in the proper non-backstage areas. Guests should wear comfortable clothing and proper shoes as there will be lots of walking in this outdoor tour.

backstage-tales-01Per Disney “This is both an indoor and outdoor program, including moderate walking and stair climbing. Guests with special needs can be accommodated with prior notice.”  To book this or any other Walt Disney World tour call  (407) WDW-TOUR, group reservations should call (407) 566-2620.

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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