Disney’s Animal Kingdom Up Close With Rhinos Backstage Tour

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park

Southern White Rhinos, Baby Mylo

Had the best time going on the Up Close With Rhinos tour at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this past week.

The tour is 1 hour long and goes backstage to meet members of the Southern White Rhino care team along with a Rhino!! Disney’s Animal Kingdom currently has 2 Black Rhinos, but these are housed in different areas.

Tickets are $46 with all money going to Disney’s Conservation Fund. There is a discounted ticket price for Annual Passholders. Reservations can currently be made 60 days out from your trip. I encourage looking again if they are not available as more spots do open up!

Check In for Up Close With the Rhinos

Check In is suggested 30 minutes before the 11:00 am tour. It’s located near the entrance of Kilimanjaro Safaris in Africa.

At your time, you hop on a small bus and head to the White Rhino barn. Here you meet the Rhino keepers, who share a lot of fun information. Then you head over to take turns petting a Rhino. The keepers also answer questions, which was awesome! If you a lucky you may also see one of the babies Ranger, Mylo or Logan!

When you get back from the tour, photo ops are offered including a fun photo including which rhino you met.

Photo Op after Up Close With Rhinos tour.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Tour Length ⏰ 1 hour

Check In : near Kilimanjaro Safaris

Ticket Price 🎟 : $46 (all to Disney Conservation fund) available 60 days out

Rules : No Cameras backstage

Items we use to make our Photo Coasters

Our small business was designed to provide a place to share our photography but in a very unique way. While we do sell canvas and metal prints along with your regular photos, our #1 seller is the photo coaster! Here is a quick list of all the things we use to make this happen! Don’t worry, we will be back with more step by step instructions!

  • PPE – This is the most important step! Do your research but make sure you have the proper mask along with gloves to be protected!
  • 4×4 ceramic tiles
  • 4×4 photos – these can be printed at a local photo spot. Your phone should have a square crop option or simply size in Instagram
  • Painters Tape – we place this on the back of each tile to help with resin dripping and getting a smooth surface once you pour your resin.
  • Glue Sticks – nothing fancy here, these work the best for us in making sure the photo is attached to the tile.
  • Plastic Cups – we use these for 2 reasons. The first is to pour the resin and mix. Some people use reusable cups, which also work out great! The second reason for cups is to place the coasters on the dry. We flip a cup upside down, lay the coaster on top and work our magic.
  • Plastic Spoons – we use spoons to mix and our our resin
  • Epoxy Resin – there are lots of options out there. We use what we find at Michael’s and apply our coupons which saves a lot when you work with a lot of Resin. Research what you are looking for as there are lots of great options.
  • Straws – these come in handy to blow out bubbles once the resin is poured. We have tried using a heat gun but for us this works the best.
  • Knife – this comes in handy when removing the tape the following day. We typically let our coasters dry for 12 hours and then remove. As the time goes further along it becomes much harder.
  • Cork – we place a cork backing on each of the coasters
  • Hot Glue Gun and Sitcks – we use this for the cork

We think this is a good start. There are lots of ways and tricks for using resin. This is just what has worked for us the best! We love experimenting and trying new things! Check us out and all our resin adventures over on TikTok!


Hello and Welcome. We love to travel and take photos of the places we visit. From that our small business was started, creating what we call “usable” art that tell a story of everywhere we have been but also to each person who has an item. We love hearing stories as to why someone may have picked one thing over another and what their connection to that place may be.

We hope to not only share stories of our travels but to also share about our products and a behind the scenes view into our small business.

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