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Robert Niles

Wild Africa Trek VIP tour debuts at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Published: January 17, 2011 at 11:37 AM

This weekend, Walt Disney World debuted a new extra-charge tour for visitors to Disney's Animal Kingdom.

The Wild Africa Trek is a new three-hour-tour (insert Gilligan's Island joke here) that takes visitors into remote areas of the park's safari habitat, previously open only to Disney cast members. Disney's built a new series of rope bridges and observation decks to accommodate tour guests.

Video courtesy Walt Disney World

The tour is an extra charge on top of your theme park ticket. (I was quoted a $129 per person price, and told it was an "introductory" offer.) For a list of other tours, check out our Insider's guide to VIP and backstage tours at Walt Disney World.

Replies (5)

Nick Dakuginow

Published: January 17, 2011 at 12:05 PM

I heard that the two bridge crosses are quite the thrill, of course with netting underneath if you happen to mis-step with giant alligators below. All I'm hearing though is great reviews and would definitely like to try this out. I've never done any type of tour in the parks yet.
Anthony Murphy

Published: January 17, 2011 at 3:47 PM

Sounds pretty cool!

Published: January 17, 2011 at 7:04 PM

Six of us will be Wild Trekking in February.
Can't wait and we'll comment on the tour ASAP
Ray Schroeder

Published: January 18, 2011 at 6:48 AM

Wow! I've done quite a number of Backstage tours and this one looks amazing. I can't wait to get back to the World and go on it.
Amianne Moore

Published: January 18, 2011 at 6:23 PM

sounds great! I wonder if this is something like they were thinking about with the after hours park at Animal Kingdom that was rumored in the past year or so?

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