Wild Africa Trek

On my most recent trip to Disney, I had the opportunity to do something I have wanted to do for a long time – the Wild Africa Trek.  I love Animal Kingdom and photographing the animals is one of my favorite things, so I was super excited about having the chance to get up close and personal with them!

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We checked in about 15 minutes before the Trek was supposed to start.  We were weighed to make sure we were under the 300 pound weight limit, and then we were hooked up with supplies and stuff.  We got a vest, a harness, a water bottle (that we could keep after the Trek!), and an audio guide so we could hear our guides talking.  If you had sunglasses they gave you a string to put around them so they wouldn’t fall off, and if you wanted to bring your camera they gave you a clip and a cord so you could attach it to your vest.  Anything else you had was stored in a locker.

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Behind the Seeds Tour

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 During one of my recent trips to Epcot I decided to sign up for the Behind the Seeds tour on a whim.  It’s pretty much always available to book, so it’s something you can decide on at the last minute.  The tour is about an hour long and runs throughout the day at the Land Pavilion.  It costs $18 but there are all sorts of discounts available (including annual passholders, Disney Visa cardholders, DVC members, and cast members).

Even though I don’t have a particular interest in plants, I’m always interested in learning new things and I found the tour enjoyable.  We started out by going backstage and learning about and observing some of the pest control.  We went into the greenhouses and our tour guide gave us in depth information about how they grow the plants there, and the different methods they use (such as hydroponics).

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