Yesterday morning, the Walt Disney World Resort announced that the Backstage Safari tour at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be retired February 27, with an enhanced version of the tour debuting March 1, known as Backstage Tales. During this in-depth program, Guests will get an insider's look at the innovative ways Disney is meeting challenges in areas such as conservation, animal nutrition and medicine, animal care and behavioral studies.
Guests enjoying the new Backstage Tales tour will be able to enjoy the following activities:
- Visit the Animal Nutrition Center and see how more than 3 tons of food are prepared each day.
- Go behind the scenes and explore a backstage animal-housing area.
- Tour the state-of-the-art veterinary hospital, where they may witness animals being treated.
- Stop by the Animal Programs Administration building and learn how Disney promotes global wildlife conservation and animal well-being.
In the meantime, Guests can also continue to book Backstage Safari by contacting 407-WDW-TOUR (407-939-8687) for tours through Febeuary 27, 2015. Backstage Safari is offered every Monday and Wednesday through Friday, 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
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