Backstage Tales Tour Replacing Backstage Safari at Animal Kingdom

Backstage Safari tour at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be retired Feb. 27, and an enhanced version of the tour will debut March 1 as Backstage Tales.


Backstage Tales will give Guests the opportunity to experience behind-the-scenes tales and “tails.” 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 will:

Visit the Animal Nutrition Center and see how more than 3 tons of food are prepared and distributed 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.

Backstage Tales, which joins Wild Africa Trek as a premium experience at the park, will be offered to Guests ages 12 years and older daily, 7:30-11:15 a.m.

Guests can continue to book Backstage Safari by contacting 407-WDW-TOUR (407-939-8687) for tours through Feb. 27. Backstage Safari is offered every Monday and Wednesday-Friday, 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.

Guests can book the Backstage Tales tour now.

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Ken Hayduck
Ken Hayduck
6 years ago

I had taken the Backstage Stage Safari in the first year it was offered, but not since then. Being billed as an “Enhanced version”, exactly in what ways is it different than Backstage Safari?

Terri Torrez
Terri Torrez
6 years ago

I looked at the description of the old tour recently. This doesn’t seem any different?


[…] March 1 –Backstage Safari tour at Disney’s Animal Kingdom was retired on February 27. It is being replaced by Backstage Tales which began on March 1. As part of this new backstage tour guests will get to view the Veterinary Hospital, animal housing and the Animal Nutrition Center. Backstage Tales costs $90/pp and lasts approximately 4 hours. It is restricted to ages 12 and above. (Link) […]