Often we find ourselves at the parks for the rides, shows, characters, and food, but if you dig a little deeper at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you will find a whole new way to explore the park. If you’re wanting a break, become a Wilderness Explorer. If you have a dinosaur loving kiddo, make sure to take time to check out the newest fossil.
Perfect for preschoolers and kids, becoming a Wilderness Explorer will give them new opportunities to explore Animal Kingdom like never before. Channel your inner Russell and his trusty sidekick Dug from Disney Pixar’s Up!, and set out into the park mastering challenges all while learning and having fun. Take your pick of more than 30 different self-guided challenges and collect badges along the way.
Make sure to check out the newest badge to add to your collection. The Fossil badge is the perfect addition. Do a little dino digging, maybe uncover a tyrannosaurus rex, or my favorite dinosaur, a triceratops. Explore the fossils and become an expert along the way. Don’t forget to give your best roar too while you work to earn your badge.
Once you’ve completed your Fossil Badge, make sure to check out the other badges, like the Yeti Badge where you can learn about the great mysteries and facts of these giants. Or, go exploring for animals around the park and earn your Animal Find Badge. Don’t miss the chance to be like Doc McStuffins and earn your Veterinary Badge caring for animals as well.
To begin exploring Animal Kingdom in a whole new way, make sure to pick up the official Wilderness Explorers field guide. The guides can be found at the Wilderness Explorer locations in Dinoland U.S.A., Africa, and Asia. If you’re walking near Oasis and Discovery Island, you’ll find them on the bridge there too. Make sure to keep your explorer guide handy if you don’t finish all the badges in one day. Bring it back on your next visit to complete all the challenges and check for new ones.
There’s always more to do in the parks than you will have time to accomplish in one day or visit, but certainly, take the time to try something new. If the kiddos are needing a break from the craziness of park, becoming a Wilderness Explorer just might be what they need. A simple activity at your own pace. No worrying about the next fast pass or line to stand in, just some quality time with your family. Next time you’re at the park, take the time to explore Animal Kingdom in a whole new way. You just never know what adventure is out there, waiting to be uncovered.
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