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Become a Wilderness Explorer at Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom

by Mary Melnick

Nov 6, 2020

Photo: Michele Kemper | Dreamstime.com

Age Specific / Kids

Walt Disney World is known for bringing the magic of its films and movies to life throughout its theme parks, while adding some educational aspects along the way. When walking around Animal Kingdom, visitors can explore Asia and Africa in one day and learn about different cultures, history and wildlife.


Animal Kingdom is big on teaching kids and families about conservation, protecting the environment and animal species. The Wilderness Explorer attraction is the perfect way for guests to have fun while learning about these important topics.


Follow in the footsteps of Russell from the Disney Pixar film Up, and become a Wilderness Explorer while walking around Animal Kingdom. As Russell said multiple times throughout the movie, “The wilderness must be explored.”


To start your Wilderness Explorer journey, pick up a handbook from the headquarters located on the bridge between the Oasis and Discovery Island, or stop by Wilderness Explorer Troop Leader locations in Africa, Asia, Dinoland U.S.A and Pandora – The World of Avatar.


Wander around Animal Kingdom and set out on a series of fun, nature-themed adventures and challenges on your way to becoming an official Wilderness Explorer.


Collect more than 25 badges while taking part in self-guided activities ranging from learning important wilderness skills to animal observation and more. Once you collect more than 25 badges, you’ll earn the right to chant the Wilderness Explorer call – “Caw! Caw! Roar!”


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