I was provided on a business expense paid trip to Orlando to help promote Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom, Disney World, and the Walt Disney Conservation Fund. All opinions and stories about the Animal Kingdom Wilderness Explorers Guide are my own.
When I was in Orlando to help promote Monkey Kingdom (playing in theaters now) we participated in the Animal Kingdom Wilderness Explorers Guide. This is a scavenger hunt where kids and adults can earn badges for completing missions. This experience is in Animal Kingdom and is completely free and educational. You get a chance to see parts of the park you might not have ever seen before, learn educational facts, and even meet with cast members who are from other countries that are stationed to teach you about the different nature, conservation, animals, and more. You start off by learning the Wilderness Call and after you learn that you earn your first badge.
You get a Wilderness Explorers Guide book with activities to do throughout the park. There are 30 different activities to do when you get the book. Your kids will have a blast if they love learning about animals and adventure.
Here is a picture of me earning my Drum Badge…well at least I was TRYING to earn my badge, thank goodness my teammates were there to help!
Here is a picture as we were earning our Flamingo Badge! Did you know Flamingos pink color is created because of their diet.
If you enjoy learning about nature and are ready to explore Earth Day and help out a Conservation Fund, be sure to go and see Monkey Kingdom in theaters! What a GREAT way to watch a movie and support a good cause! Be sure you show up ON TIME because there is a REALLY neat part before the movie even starts that you won’t want to miss out!
Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom in Theaters on April 17, 2015
Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya’s whole family retreats, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to uncover untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.
Featuring a rich variety of characters, including a mischievous mongoose, simple-minded langur monkeys, predatory leopards and monitor lizards, “Monkey Kingdom” is narrated by Tina Fey (“30 Rock”), directed by Mark Linfield (“Chimpanzee,” “Earth”) and co-directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Chimpanzee,” “Bears”). With music from award-winning composer Harry Gregson-Williams (“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Shrek” movies), Disneynature’s eighth True Life Adventure—the follow-up to 2014’s “Bears”—swings into theaters April 17, 2015.
Set in the storied jungles of South Asia, “Monkey Kingdom” showcases the adventures of new mom Maya, a clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey who’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world.