Get ‘Up Close with Rhinos’ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom starting Nov. 1

Guests can get the chance to make a connection with white rhinos at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with an all-new backstage experience called Up Close with Rhinos.

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Get up close to white rhinos in this unique backstage experience.

Starting Nov. 1, guests can take a behind-the-scenes look on a 60-minute guided adventure to learn how the animal team cares for the white rhinos on Kilimanjaro Safaris, and how Disney helps to save endangered rhinos in the wild. As part of this experience, guests might even get the chance to touch a rhino.

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With this backstage experience, you could have the chance to touch a rhino.

“I love talking to guests about how unique each individual rhino’s personality is,” said Caitlin Miller, member of the rhino care team. “I know once guests come and meet the rhinos, they are going to see just how amazing they are and will want to help us secure a future for them.”


Rhinos can be found in open grassy flatlands and bush country in Southeast Asia and Africa, and are among the most endangered animals in the world due to poaching.

One tour of Up Close with Rhinos will be offered each day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Booking for this tour opens on Sept. 22, which just happens to be World Rhino Day. Guests must be at least 4 years old to participate, and the cost is $40 per person. Select passholder and Disney Vacation Club discounts are available.

To make a reservation for Up Close with Rhinos, call (407) WDW-PLAY. To learn more about other backstage animal experiences at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, visit


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