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Wilderness Explorers

A Wilderness Explorer Troop Leader teaches children a special hand signal

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Discovery Island®

Guests Can Be
Any Height
Age Interest

Preschoolers, Kids

Additional Information

Interests

Interactive

Become a Wilderness Explorer—complete challenges and earn adventure badges as you work your way around the Park.
A girl inspects Expedition Everest through a mounted telescope

The Wilderness Must Be Explored

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!

A Wilderness Explorer Troop Leader directs children to look across a moat

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, including:

  • Veterinary Badge – Help diagnose a sea turtle’s health issue
  • Dinosaur Badge – Join in the exploration for dinosaur fossils
  • Animal Find Badge – Check off each of the animals you see
  • Music Badge – Learn how to play an African drum pattern
  • Yeti Badge – Find Yeti artifacts and hear about the folklore

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!

Children touch dinosaur fossils as a smiling Wilderness Explorer Troop Leader watches

Start the Exploration Today

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.

Complete the animal activities on your own, or take on each nature-based task as a group—either way, this is one adventure that’s fun for the whole family. Start the exploration today!

Wilderness Explorers

Friday, April 25, 2014

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  • 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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