Type

Walking Tour

Status

Opened

Fastpass+

No

On-ride Photo

No

Level

C - Major Attraction

Height Requirement

None

Disney Warnings

None


 

About

Conservation Station showcases the veterinary care facilities for Disney's Animal Kingdom as well as many interactive exhibits such as Sounds of the Rainforest, a video on Manatees, and several smaller terrariums featuring invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles.

 

Visible Animals

Amphibians:

  • Axolotl, Blue Poison Dart Frog
  • Golden Poison Dart Frog
  • Green-and-Black Poison Dart Frog
  • Solomon Islands Leaf Frog
  • Emperor Newt
  • European fire salamander
  • Greater Siren
  • Colorado River Toad
  • Puerto Rican Crested Toad
  • Surinam Toad

Invertebrates:

  • Blue Death-feigner beetle
  • Elephant beetles
  • Flamboyant Flower beetles
  • Fungus beetles
  • Giant Desert Centipede
  • Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
  • Eastern Lubber Grasshopper
  • Giant Stick Insect (aka Giant Spiny Stick)
  • Malaysian Dead-leaf Mantis
  • Common Emperor Scorpion (aka African Emperor Scorpion)
  • Tailless Whip Scorpion (aka Asian Whip Scorpion)
  • Brazilian Salmon Tarantula
  • Mexican Fireleg Tarantula

Reptiles:

  • Puerto Rican Boa
  • Desert Rosy Boa
  • Inland Bearded Dragon
  • Black Tree Monitor
  • Blue-tounged Skink
  • Prehensile-tailed Skink
  • Egyptian Tortoise
  • Annam Leaf Turtle
  • Chinese Box Turtle

Animal formally in this area included:

Sounds of the Rainforest:

  • Green Tree Python
  • Orb Spider

Amphibians:

  • Two-toed amphiuma
  • Hourglass Tree Frog

Invertebrates:

  • Velvet Ant
  • Predacious Diving Beetle
  • Rainbow scarabs
  • Desert Hairy Scorpion

Reptiles:

  • Burmese Python
  • Eastern Box Turtle
 

Location

Located at the end of the pathway from the Wildlife Express Station.

 

Appeals To

Guests of all ages, those interested in veterinary care.

 

Times Guide – Opening/Closing

This location typically opens 30 minutes after park opening and typically closes at dusk.

The animals may go into their night houses earlier than the closing time for the park when there is an early sunset. On these days, refer to the time guide or in park signage for the closing time. Signage exists near Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail and Maharajah Jungle Trek indicating the closing time for those attractions. Most other animal enclosures will close at around the same time with the exception of Kilimanjaro Safaris which remains open later.

 

Story

As guests enter Conservation Station an illustrate mural lines the wall featuring a wide selection of animals. Once inside, there are multiple exhibits.

Immediately on the left is the Sounds of the Rainforest exhibit. It features terrariums as well as audio exhibits dubbed "The Vanishing Library" where guests can hear sounds of the rainforest.

To the right of the Rainforest Exhibit is another exhibit about the Disney Conservation Fund.

Plant life populates the center of the building and character meet and greets can also be found in the area. Behind this area is an information desk where guests can ask specific questions about animals or some of the things they see in the park. To the left of this desk are doors that lead outside to the Affection Section as well as the Animal Encounter and It Was All Started with a Mouse stage.

To the right of the side exit and down the stairs at the back of the building are a series of floor to ceiling glass windows. There educational components behind these windows including terrariums with smaller animals as well as a peak into the veterinary care facilities of Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Going from left to right at the back of the building, the first area is the Nutrition Center. This area features information on animals diets, feces and teeth.

Separating the Nutrition area from the Invertebrates is a larger terrarium featuring a Puerto Rican Boa. To the right of the Invertebrates is a collection of Reptiles, and to the right of them is a collection of Amphibians.

Continuing to the right, A look behind the scenes feature floor to ceiling windows into the veterinary facilities. Guests can watch real veterinary procedures being performed every day except Wednesdays. While procedures can happen at any point in the day, the most common time is first thing in the morning. During these procedures, other cast members will often narrate what is being done in the procedure.

To the right of the veterinary area is another educational area called the Science Center.

Working from the right hand side after entering the building is an area where guests can watch backstage cameras of the animal's backstage facilities. To the right of that is a small exhibit that explains Disney's commitment to preserving the Whooping Crane.

Eco Web is an area where guests can, "Follow the conservation trail from your hometown zoo to the wild world."

 

Similar Attractions

No other area in the park features the veterinary facilities that can be found at Conservation Station, but much of the educational component can be found at other Animal exhibits throughout the park.

Attractions in the park that feature live animals are as follows:

Rides

Large Shows

Small Shows

Walking Paths

Outdoor Exhibits

Indoor Exhibits

 

Photos