Follow in the footsteps of Russell and his faithful dog, Dug from the movie UP! as you tackle dozens of self-guided activities that get you exploring and experiencing Animal Kingdom Park in a new way. With over 30 badges to earn and collect, this is a great activity to continue to enjoy on multiple visits to the park. Every challenge is different and once you complete an activity, you collect a new sticker badge to put in your official Wilderness Explorer field guide.
To register as a Wilderness Explorer, head to the bridge near the Oasis to Discovery Island. Your explorer will be given instructions and a map showing the park location for each task to be completed. The first task you will need to complete is to learn the Wilderness Explorer call. You are taught “The wilderness must be explored!” Then you learn the “Caw Caw” and finally the “”Roar!” Pay attention and remember because the Team Leaders at the different stations may require you to give the special call. Scouts must also say the Wilderness Explorers’ Motto, which is a short pledge to be “a friend to all, be it plants or fish or tiny mole.”
Wilderness Explorer activities may include solving a puzzle, going on a scavenger hunt or learning about a culture. Activities are based on the age of the child playing, so Wilderness Explorers of all ages can enjoy earning their badges at the WE stations set-up throughout the park.
When you earn 5 badges, you achieve the rank of Tadpole. When you earn 10 badges, you are a Minnow. At 20 badges, you are a Fish. When you earn all the badges you become a Senior Wilderness Explorer!!! Remember, you don’t need to earn all your badges in one day. (That would be very difficult to do.) You can continue to earn your badges and fill up your Wilderness Explorer field guide on your return trips to the park.
Who’s ready to go exploring at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park?