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Up Close with Rhinos

2 rhinoceroses run through a grassy habitat.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Walt Disney World® Resort

Age Interest

Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults


Adult $40.00

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  • Must Be Ambulatory
  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV


Behind the Scenes, Animal Encounters

Meet these mighty—but gentle—giants in a special viewing area for a wildlife experience like no other!

2 rhinoceroses touch noses.

A Unique Encounter

Get ready for your close-up with the white rhinoceros—Earth’s second-largest land animal. In this 60-minute guided adventure, the rhinos’ keepers will take you backstage to meet these massive creatures as few people ever do.

As your guides introduce you to the park’s white rhinos, they’ll offer fascinating insights into the species’ behavior and biology and discuss the challenges that threaten populations in the wild.

A rhinoceros walks through a grassy habitat.

Know Before You Go

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

  • This is an outdoor experience. Be sure to check the weather forecast and dress appropriately.
  • Comfortable closed-toe shoes are strongly recommended.
  • No cameras, video equipment or cell phones may be used while participating in this tour.
  • Guests must be 4 years of age or older to participate.
  • Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a participating adult (18 years of age or older).
  • Park admission is required for participation and is not included in the tour price.
  • Check in at 10:45 AM at the Curiosity Animal Tours kiosk, located across from the Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction entrance.
  • The tour begins promptly at 11:00 AM. Late arrivals will not be permitted to join the experience.
  • Itinerary, content, duration and availability are subject to change without notice.
  • You will forfeit the entire price of this experience if you fail to show or if you cancel within 2 days of your reservation.
  • For information about service animal policies for this experience, please call the Guest Animal Experience team directly at (407) 938-1487.*
  • Guests using nontransferable wheelchairs may remain in them throughout this experience; however, due to limited capacity onboard the transport vehicle, all accommodation requests should be confirmed by calling (407) 938-1487.*
  • Guests using an ECV must leave their mobility device at the transport vehicle boarding area, where they will retrieve them upon conclusion of the experience. Guests must walk by themselves, or be assisted by a member or members of their party in a courtesy wheelchair to participate in this experience.
  • This experience includes visits to outdoor areas that may contain common allergens such as dust and hay as well as biting and stinging insects.
  • The experience will be held rain or shine, with the exception of severe weather or lightning.

*Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

A trio of rhinoceroses, grazing on grass.


Discover these fascinating one-ton armored giants—Earth’s second largest land animal and one of its most endangered.

Young elephants with their trunks entwined

Special Experience: Caring for Giants

Enjoy a closer look at the magnificent elephants of Disney’s Animal Kingdom park as you hear first-hand from the specialists who care for them.

A lion resting on a rock

Disney Animals

Experience the wonder of the world’s most incredible creatures—lions, elephants, rhinos and more—as they roam natural habitats.

Call for Reservations
(407) 939-7529


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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  • For assistance with your Walt Disney World vacation, including resort/package bookings and tickets, please call (407) 939-5277.
    For Walt Disney World dining, please book your reservation online.
  • 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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