New Animal Encounters at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom

New animal experiences are in testing phases at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with the support of Natural Encounters, Inc.  Guests are being told that they may see various animals moving freely throughout the various locations in the park.  The testing is currently happening in Discovery Island, Africa and Dinoland, USA.  The animals are being monitored and observed very closely to determine if these kinds of experiences will be safe for guests to enjoy.  If the testing goes well, this means that we may begin to see more animals roaming around the park.  This means more up close sightings and observations.

Disney is known for creating immersive experiences unlike anything you would be able to find anywhere else.  Creating more experiences with animals helps to provide animal education for guests and allow them to get up close and personal with animals that they can’t see anywhere else.  We will keep you posted as we learn more about the animals in these new encounters and when they will officially be open to guests.  What animals are you hoping to see?

About Christy Caby

I am a long time Disney addict! This love began as a child and stayed with me in my teen years. I completed the Disney College Program, was engaged and honeymooned at Disney, visited WDW while pregnant with each of our two boys, and have brought our boys since they were babies (they are now 5 and 2).