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Wilderness Explorers

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Discovery Island

Guests Can Be

Any Height

Age Interest

Preschoolers, Kids

Follow in the footsteps of Russell from the Disney·Pixar film Up as you earn adventure badges around the park.

A girl points a mounted telescope at Mount Everest while a boy next to her checks a guide book

The Wilderness Must Be Explored!

Set out on a series of fun, nature-themed challenges on your way to becoming an official Wilderness Explorer.

Self-guided activities range from animal observation to learning important wilderness skills. Collect over 25 badges and earn the right to echo the Wilderness Explorer call: Caw! Caw! Roar!

Complete the activities on your own, or take on each task as a group.

Get ready to experience Disney’s Animal Kingdom park in a wild new way!

A Wilderness Explorer Troop Leader directs 2 kids to look across a moat

Start Exploring

To begin, pick up a Wilderness Explorer handbook from headquarters—located on the bridge between the Oasis and Discovery Island—or drop by Wilderness Explorer Troop Leader locations in Africa, Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Asia, Dinoland U.S.A. and Pandora – The World of Avatar.

Russell from the Disney film Up bending down on one knee to feed an exotic bird

UP! A Great Bird Adventure

Flock to see Russell, Dug and their fine-feathered friends in a live show that’s for the birds.

Russell & Dug at Discovery Island

Meet Russell and Dug at Discovery Island

See what’s “up” with this pair of friendly adventure seekers.


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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  • For assistance with your Walt Disney World visit, please call (407) 939-5277.
  • 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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