One of my favorite FREE things to get for my Disney trip is the planning DVD. When you first start planning your trip, wether it’s your first, 15th or 100th, get the free DVD. This will help get you and your family excited about your vacation. It will give you a tour of the Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort including all the parks, shopping areas, hotels, and water parks. You will get information about special events and tips on making your vacation magical. All you have to do is go to this web site, complete the form, and check your mailbox in several weeks.
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The Wilderness Explorers at Animal Kingdom is a great, FREE activity to help educate your children (and adults) about animals, conservation, and more. This is a scavenger hunt style game that is based the Wilderness Explorer troop that Russell is a part of in the movie “Up.” You can sign up for the game near the bridge from The Oasis to Discovery Island. You’ll be given a map showing locations where you can earn badges and an instruction booklet. When you locate the areas to earn badges, you’ll need to find a cast member who will to help you complete the predetermined activity at that station. Once you do, you will be given a badge, or sticker, to add to your book. The cast members will tailor the questions or activities to different age groups.
This game is throughout Animal Kingdom. Some of the badges require you to ride or walk through an attraction. There are 32 badges in all to collect. You can expect several hours to complete all 32 badges. However, these can be spread out over days and does not have to be completed all at one time.
This activity is appropriate for all ages!
While this is not something I’ve ever done for FREE at Walt Disney World, I have found this information on several web sites and in The Unofficial Guide Walt Disney World, 2015 book. Throughout Asia and Africa at Animal Kingdom, you can find cast members who will discuss their native countries and the wildlife found there if you ask. You can find these ambassadors on the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail, the Maharajah Jungle Trek, and at The Oasis. I’ve also found that the African Goodwill Ambassadors can be found at the Animal Kingdom
Lodge and may also have trading cards with information
about their native country.
For parents who are taking children out of school for a trip to Walt Disney World, locating these individuals would be an excellent educational opportunity for the students! I’d much rather learn about an African country from a person who lives there rather than my teacher at school! 🙂