Kilimanjaro Safaris is a favorite for most people who visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It’s as close as most of us will get to seeing these amazing animals in their natural habitat. During the ride, guests ride on large safari vehicles through a variety of habitats and see lots of wildlife from birds to lions.

Disney has offered opportunities to see these animals even closer than that through backstage experiences for a while, but they have recently announced a brand new opportunity to see some of the Kilimanjaro Safaris wildlife up close and personal!

Disney's Animal Kingdom will welcome guests for the Up Close with Rhinos tour starting November 1, 2018!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom will welcome guests for the Up Close with Rhinos tour starting November 1, 2018!

The new Up Close With Rhinos backstage tour is now available for booking, and it will host its first guests on November 1st, 2018. The tour will be 60 minutes long, and guests will learn how Disney works to save endangered rhinos in the wild and how each rhino has a unique personality, according to a Cast Member care giver. You may even even get to touch a white rhino!

Guests must be at least 4 years old to attend the tour, which starts at 11am daily, and the cost is $40 per person plus tax regardless of age. Discounts for Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members are available.

Will you take the new Disney tour with white rhinos, up close?