Calling All Wilderness Explorers: Earn 31 Badges in Just One Day!

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With new badges to earn in Pandora, there are now a total of 31 Wilderness Explorer badge opportunities. Want to learn how you can score them all in just one visit? Wait — do you even know what a Wilderness Explorer Badge is? Well, come along Explorers! We’ll teach you everything you need to know. … Continue reading "Calling All Wilderness Explorers: Earn 31 Badges in Just One Day!"
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Wilderness Explorers opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Inspired by ‘Up’ movie

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Animal Kingdom's newest attraction, Wilderness Explorers, is built around a theme from the Disney-Pixar film "Up." One of the main characters in the 2009 animated movie, Russell, is a Wilderness Explorer, which is a fictional version of Boy Scouts. As Russell is working to earn his final merit badge, he gets caught up in an elderly man's drama and ends up traveling on an unexpected journey. Now Walt Disney World's newest theme park has developed a Wilderness Explorers program that encourages kids to learn about specific areas of their world by earning merit badges, similarly to how the group functions in the movie. The Wilderness Explorers attraction at Animal Kingdom, which debuted June 1, is open to all guests, though the materials are geared toward kids ages 7 to 10.

Animal Kingdom’s New Wilderness Explorers

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One of the projects featured at last week's "Monstrous Summer" media event at Walt Disney World was the soon-to-debut "Wilderness Explorers" at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The new program is an interactive experience that invites guests to explore Animal Kingdom in "engaging and challenging ways" aimed at deepening understanding of animals and the natural world we live in. The "Wilderness Explorer" theme is taken from the Disney-Pixar film, "UP!" -- one of the main characters, Russell, is a Wilderness Explorer himself.

Summer Soars at Walt Disney World Resort

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Disney's Monstrous Summer is bursting with good times for the entire family. The "Monstrous" lineup includes entertainment enhancements celebrating the June 21 release of the Disney-Pixar animated feature, "Monsters University." Mike and Sulley are dropping in from MU to scare up monstrous surprises all summer long. Guests will find all-new collegiate settings for meeting their favorite aspiring scarers. On the Backlot at Disney's Hollywood Studios, guests will find the Monsters University Student Union, complete with a view of the campus. Over at Magic Kingdom, the gang at the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor have been studying new jokes and are ready to graduate to new comedy bits in honor of their alma mater. Throw in Star Wars Weekends, the grand reopening of California Grill, a new spa for Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and more and it adds up to a summer that's exciting, thrilling, magical... Monstrous!
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