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Backstage Tales

A kangaroo leaning down toward the ground while eating an array of foods, including corn and flowers

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Walt Disney World® Resort

Valid Park Admission Required

Age Interest

Teens, Adults


Adult USD $90.00 More Information

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  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV


Behind the Scenes, What's New, Animal Encounters

Tour the animal facilities and see how Disney Cast Members tend to the 1,500-plus residents of Disney's Animal Kingdom park.

A group of Guests looking on in wonder as an animal expert gives an up-close look at a duo of birds

Wild About Wildlife?

Venture backstage and enjoy the behind-the-scenes tales and "tails" of some of our park's furriest inhabitants.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom park is a lushly landscaped oasis that’s home to more than 1,500 animals representing 250 species. During the Backstage Tales tour, you’ll learn all about the unique challenges involved in helping them thrive as you:

  • Explore backstage animal-housing areas.
  • Visit the Animal Nutrition Center and see how over 4 tons of food are prepared and distributed each day.
  • Tour the state-of-the-art veterinary hospital, where you may even witness animals being treated.
  • Stop by the Animal Programs Administration building and learn how Disney promotes global wildlife conservation and animal well-being.

And remember: A portion of the tour proceeds is donated to the Disney Conservation Fund.

A smiling Cast Member from the Disney’s Animal Kingdom education team showing Guests a mammal horn

Know Before You Go

View important information including Guest restrictions, recommended attire and cancellation policies.

  • The majority of this tour takes place in facilities located behind the scenes. While there may be an opportunity for animal interaction, it is not guaranteed.
  • Please keep in mind that this is an outdoor tour. Be sure to check the weather forecast and dress appropriately, including wearing comfortable shoes. Since it can get extremely hot during the summer months, you may also want to bring your own water.
  • No cameras, video equipment or cell phones may be used while backstage. However, photography is allowed and encouraged in non-backstage areas.
  • Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a participating adult (18 years of age or older).
  • Guests must be 12 years of age or older to participate.
  • Please check in at the Main Entrance of Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park 15 minutes prior to the start of your tour.
  • Tour itinerary, content, duration and availability are subject to change without notice.
  • Please note: You will forfeit the entire price of your tour if you no-show or cancel within 2 days of your reservation.

Call for Reservations
(407) 939-8687
(407) WDW-TOUR


Saturday, October 22, 2016

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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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