Kilimanjaro Safaris is one of the most expensive attractions to maintain at Disney World. This is due to the large land mass, but primarily because of the cost to maintain the animals. Disney needs to feed and care for nearly 50 different species of wild Animals. Across the safaris, there are thousands of animals in total. Due to the high operational cost, Disney is now offering a Kilimanjaro Safaris hunting experience.
Each year thousands of people flock to Africa to hunt wild African animals. However, after flights, hotels, and the cost of your trophies, a trip like this will cost around $10,000. That is an extremely expensive trip to get some wild African animal mounts. Disney knows there is a desire for this hunting experience at a lower price and they have the capacity to offer it. That, combined with the high costs to run Kilimanjaro Safaris sets it up perfectly for this new hunting experience and the new nickname, Kill-imanjaro Safaris.
Hunting Experience at Kilimanjaro Safaris
Have you wanted to hunt Okapis, Giraffes, or African Elephants, but can’t afford to go to Africa for it? We suggest you take a trip to Disney World and pay for their newest hunting experience inside Animal Kingdom. For only $5,000 per person, you can go hunting at night on the Kilimanjaro Safaris. While $5,000 per person sounds expensive, this is less than what it would cost all in for a trip to Africa to do the same exact thing.
Disney will have an expert Cast Member guide you through the Kilimanjaro Safaris to help you find the best hunting spots to increase your chances of success. They will also only take you to areas they want hunted. For example, they will not take guests to hunt the Hippos. The Cast Members will be your tour guide, hunting guide, and of course swimming instructor if you don’t laugh at their jokes.
If you are interested in this new hunting experience, you will want to sign up fast. Disney will limit each Safari to 5 people and there are a limited number of safaris. This is expected to attract a lot of people who want this hunting experience. It’s truly unique and a once in a lifetime opportunity. Plus, being located on the Kilimanjaro Safaris, your odds of coming home with a nice taxidermy animal mount are high. If you taxidermy your dead family members, like the family here, you can put them right next to each other.
Why is Disney Letting People Hunt in Their Parks?
We alluded to this earlier, but Disney is letting people hunt on Kilimanjaro Safaris for two reasons. The first is to help control their animal population on the ride. According to an internal source, the ride is becoming overpopulated. This is costing them too much money to maintain the ride. Instead of killing the animals themselves, they are charging people. This is a win-win as Disney knows people are willing to pay for a wild African hunting experience like this.
Essentially, Disney is getting guests to do their dirty work and they get money from it, and a lot at $5,000 per head. Also, Disney will only allow enough hunting to control the animal population on the ride and will not let guests get trigger-happy and mow down every animal in the path. In fact, there is a heavy fine if someone kills an animal not on the approved hunting list. It may even lead to jail time and a ban from Disney if someone shoots too many animals or the wrong animal.
This new Kilimanjaro Safaris paid hunting experience has some people really upset. PETA of course is the first one to speak out. This isn’t the first time we have seen PETA speak out against Disney. You can read about that here. Also, many guests are upset that people will be killing Animals on such a beloved ride. This is not surprising as guests were upset when a giraffe was accidentally run over by a truck there. Despite the big controversy, Disney is going forth with this new $5,000 wild African hunting experience in their park.
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