Reviews of Caring for Giants - Animal Kingdom



Get a closer look at the majestic African elephants at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park—and learn what it takes to care for them.

During this 60-minute experience, you’ll meet with dedicated animal specialists who provide for the care and wellness of our African elephant herd. They’ll give you a glimpse into their day-to-day responsibilities as they provide fascinating facts about the elephants.

African cultural representatives will also be on hand to share stories of Disney’s conservation efforts dedicated to the preservation of wild populations throughout their homeland.

Throughout this experience, you’ll be able to observe the elephants from approximately 80 to 100 feet away—so you’ll enjoy a closer encounter with the elephants than you would during other in-park experiences.

Reviews:

5

Average Rating:

9.20

Would Recommend:

100%

Reviewer: jhassonn Review Date: 09/29/2018

Rating: (9) Would Recommend:

This tour was excellent. We had a chance to go behind the scenes at Animal Kingdom Park plus see the elephants up close! The van takes you behind the elephant part of the safari ride. You go up stairs to a landing where you can get a great view of the elephants. When we were there baby Stella had just been introduced to the public. She was adorable!

Our guide gave us information about the elephants and how Disney cares for them. We also received a little souvenir. There was plenty of time for pictures too.

Give the reasonable price of this tour, Id say it was well worth it.

Pros:

Fun, informative, low cost

Cons:

None

Reviewer: Dawne Review Date: 09/27/2018

Rating: (9) Would Recommend:

What a great inexpensive way to see Elephsnts up close. With knowledgeable friendly cast members.

Pros:

Behind the scenes at AK, amazing close up views and pictures, cast members who really care and answer all your questions.

Cons:

Wish it was a bit longer. We could have watched all day long.

Reviewer: Lisa Review Date: 09/27/2018

Rating: (10) Would Recommend:

This was probably the best tour I have been in in Disney World. My only complaint is that it could be longer. The photo opportunities were great and we loved learning more about the elephants and how they are cared for my the cast members.

Pros:

close photo opportunities with the elephants

Cons:

could be longer

Reviewer: Smitty Review Date: 09/27/2018

Rating: (10) Would Recommend:

We were the only 2 to show for our tour so it was just us. We went backstage and got into a van to the viewing area. The elephants were right in front of us and were curious and came close to see who we were. We learned their names and what the hierarchy is. It was the best hour I've spent in Animal Kingdom. Just sitting on the bench watching the elephants for 20 minutes was so calming and we felt very privileged to be there with them. Highly recommend.

Pros:

Being so close to the elephants

Cons:

None

Reviewer: beautygirlsmom Review Date: 04/19/2017

Rating: (8) Would Recommend:

My three daughters and I booked this tour to just add something different to our trip. The big plus for me was that it was short, so it wouldn't take a lot of time away from their list of things they wanted to do, and the cost was very reasonable, so for our family of four, we were able to add it even after the budget was pretty well set.

A brief introduction is followed by a short bus ride to the viewing area. While no one is guaranteed the actual location of the elephants, they estimate you are about 100 feet from these beautiful creatures, and after many times riding the Kiliminjaro Safari ride, I will say they did feel much closer.

There is an elephant expert that provides information about the herd at Disney's Animal Kingdom, such as the names of the elephants, how much food they eat, how much, ummm, "waste" they create, and other details. There are then two brief presentations from cast members from Africa, basically giving information about how the animals and people live peacefully together.

They give you plenty of time for photos, and there is ample opportunity to ask questions. Before your short bus ride back, you are given one of the Disney conservation buttons, as part of your tour fee goes toward these efforts.

My girls are ages 12, 16, and 25, and all of them walked away feeling it was well worth the time to do this tour. They loved seeing the elephants interact with each other, and they enjoyed learning more about the animals and the facilities at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Definitely recommend!

Pros:

Informative and Inexpensive

Cons:

Brief