Kilimanjaro Safari – Identify over 34 species of animals and birds as you travel across the African Savannah in a large all-terrain vehicle. Learn about the animals and their habitat from your guide as you enjoy the ride. Wonderful way to learn about African animals and their homes.
Pangani Exploration Trail – Walk the 3/4 miles through this tropical forest to see African animals up close and personal. Be sure to ask the many guides any questions you might have about the animals you identify along the trek. This attraction teaches children AND adults about African animals, their habitats, their feeding habits, and so much more. The gorillas are very entertaining.
Flights of Wonder – This 25-minute show features more than 20 species of free-flying exotic birds. The bird handlers in the show allow guests to witness the true ability of the birds as they educate their audience.
Kali River Rapids – Riders are taken on a journey showing the destruction of the rainforest by a logging company. This ride teaches adults and children about conservation and the threats that face our environment.
Majarahah Jungle Trek – Walk the 3/4 miles through this Asian forest to see the animals of Nepal, India, Thailand and Indonesia. Be sure to ask the many guides any questions you might have about the animals you identify as you walk through this attraction. Visitors will be educated about Asian animals, their habitats, their feeding habits, and so much more. **Don’t miss the fruit bats and Bengal tigers.
Boneyard – The Boneyard is a dinosaur dig site giving children the opportunity to dig and uncover their own dinosaur bones. In addition, there are rope ladders, tunnels, and slides for those wishing to climb and explore. The Boneyard is educational and interactive. There are many hidden surprises in the crates and be sure to check out all of the dino footprints. This attraction is so much fun and it’s educational!
Dinosaur – Although this ride is mainly in the dark and makes it hard to catch a glimpse of the dinosaurs during the ride’s journey, there is a very educational area in the queue of the ride taking riders through the evolution of dinosaurs and their extinction.
It’s Tough to be a Bug – This attraction is a 4-D animated film located in the trunk of the Tree of Life. The film introduces its viewers to spiders, termites, beetles, hornets, and many other bugs. Along with learning their enemies, viewers are also taught about the bugs’ occupations. In addition to watching a very educational film, guests can also identify and count animals on the Tree of Life as they walk through the queue of this attraction.
Tree of Life – With over 300 species of animals carved into the Tree of Life, it is an attraction within itself. The tree stands at over 145 ft. tall and 50 ft. wide. The trails of Discovery Island wind around the tree and lead to different areas including It’s Tough to be a Bug. The carvings on the tree are a wonderful opportunity for younger visitors to identify animals.
Wilderness Explorer – An adventure awaits anyone willing to “take the pledge” and become a Wilderness Explorer and finish the work started by Russell in the movie “Up.” After taking the pledge at the WE headquarters on Discovery Island, you will be given a Wilderness Explorer manual that will be carried throughout the park to earn badges in veterinary medicine, animals, the Yeti, and many more. There are WE signs located at each badge station, along with cast members wearing a Wilderness Explorer pouch to let explorers know where to go. These cast members will ask you questions as you learn about the many animals at the park. Answering these questions can earn you over 30 badges (just like Russell). This is the most wonderful way to learn about animals….and…..it’s so much fun!!! I tried it last year and I learned so much about familiar animals that I never knew!