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New Animal Encounters at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom

New animal experiences are in testing phases at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with the support of Natural Encounters, Inc.  Guests are being told that they may see various animals moving freely throughout the various locations in the park.  The testing is currently happening in Discovery Island, Africa and Dinoland, USA.  The animals are being monitored and observed very closely to determine if these kinds of experiences will be safe for guests to enjoy.  If the testing goes well, this means that we may begin to see more animals roaming around the park.  This means more up close sightings and observations.

Disney is known for creating immersive experiences unlike anything you would be able to find anywhere else.  Creating more experiences with animals helps to provide animal education for guests and allow them to get up close and personal with animals that they can’t see anywhere else.  We will keep you posted as we learn more about the animals in these new encounters and when they will officially be open to guests.  What animals are you hoping to see?

About Christy Caby

I am a long time Disney addict! This love began as a child and stayed with me in my teen years. I completed the Disney College Program, was engaged and honeymooned at Disney, visited WDW while pregnant with each of our two boys, and have brought our boys since they were babies (they are now 5 and 2). We have over 10 Disney World vacations under our belt. Our recent adventure was a big move from St. Louis, MO to Florida! We knew that we needed more Disney magic that just a couple times of year, and we worked hard to make it happen! Now we hit the parks almost every weekend! We are working to dine at every location, experience every attraction and look for every hidden Mickey! We want to be able to say that we have one it all! We are branching into the Cruise Line and are planning a trip to Disneyland in California next year. To say that we are Disney addicts may be an understatement. When I am not at WDW with my family, I am reading Disney blogs and news, crafting (usually Disney décor for our home), planning Disney vacations for others or working on my dissertation for my doctoral program. I am a Project Manager by profession, so I have mastered fitting everything into a tight schedule! We feel we lead an exciting life where we get to spend a lot of time together doing what we love! I love being able to this love and Disney magic with everyone else so that others can make the most of whatever time they get to have at the most magical place on earth!