I’ve been to the parks in Orlando quite a few times so I love sharing things that are a little off the beaten path and can end up using up some extra hours and fun for the entire family. If you’ve watched the movie UP then you know all about Wilderness Explorers and earning your badges. Now you can do this at Animal Kingdom!
Follow in the footsteps of Russell and his faithful dog, Dug, from the Disney•Pixar film Up! Jaunt across jungles, furrow into forests and make way through the woods while you set out on a series of fact-finding challenges. Think you know the wilderness? Prove it! Dozens of self-guided activities await your arrival, with missions ranging from animal observation to learning all-too-important nature skills. Each of the challenges has been scattered somewhere altogether different, so start exploring and get ready to experience Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park in an all-new way!
You will see a bit of everything on your journey to earning badges! From Africa, Asia, Dinoland, and Rafiki’s Island just to name a few. See things you would otherwise pass by. That’s what makes it fun!
Build Up Your Badge Collection
Collect over 30 badges and earn the right to echo the Wilderness Explorer call—“Caw! Caw! Roar!”
Every challenge is totally different from the next. With each one you complete, you can collect a new sticker badge to place in your official Wilderness Explorer field guide. With so many activities at hand, completing them all may take you more than just a single visit. But no matter the challenges ahead, never give up—a true explorer knows the search for adventure continues long after your day at the Park comes to an end!
Pick up an official Wilderness Explorers field guide and begin your quest across the Park!
To get started, grab a field guide from headquarters—located on the bridge between the Oasis and Discovery Island—or drop by Wilderness Explorer stops in Africa, Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Asia and Dinoland U.S.A. to pick one up there.
My team of 3 went with an easy going pace. We didn’t rush around the park and even rode a couple of rides while we were in the area. In 2 hours we racked up 8 badges at our pace. That’s what great about this activity. EVERYONE can participate and you go at your family’s pace! So next time you are in Animal Kingdom Have fun and Become a Wilderness Explorer!
REMEMBER Monkey Kingdom is IN THEATERS NOW!
Just in time for Earth Day grab the family AND help save the monkeys!
***Disclosure: I attended #MonkeyKingdomEvent . My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by Disney. All opinions are 100% mine.***