While visiting Orlando last week, I experience a fun activity that Disney’s Animal Kingdom offers – Backstage Tales Tour.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Backstage Tales Tour

Take a fascinating look at how Disney Cast Members tend to the 1,500-plus inhabitants of Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.

More about the tour…

Experience the park’s behind-the-scenes tales and “tails” as you tour the facilities where we care for our animals.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom park is a lushly landscaped oasis that’s home to more than 1,500 animals representing 250 species. During the Backstage Tales tour, you’ll learn all about the unique challenges involved in helping them thrive as you:

  • Explore backstage animal-housing areas.
  • Visit the Animal Nutrition Center and see how over 4 tons of food are prepared and distributed each day.
  • Tour the state-of-the-art veterinary hospital, where you may even witness animals being treated.
  • Stop by the Animal Programs Administration building and learn how Disney promotes global wildlife conservation and animal well-being.

A portion of the tour proceeds is donated to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Backstage Tales Tour

During the tour, I did something that I never thought I would. I fed mealworms to birds. LIVE MEALWORMS. I tried to take a photo, but I kinda dropped the mealworms like a hot pan as soon as they hit my hand.