Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail

Description from PassPorter's Walt Disney World Guidebook:

Animal lovers will stroll enthralled through this exhibit of African wildlife in an artfully built natural habitat. African birds, hippos, meerkats, and a troop of gorillas make their home here. Hands-on exhibits in the naturalist’s hut add interest. A habitat—the Endangered Animal Rehabilitation Centre—calls attention to the African bushmeat crisis. The meerkat viewing area is especially popular, and plan to spend extra time in the aviary. Walk slowly or sit, and the wonders will unfold. Allow several hours if you love to watch animals. Early morning or late afternoon is the best time to visit. Wheelchair accessible. Closed captioning. Alex’s KidTip: “The animals can’t get close to you. It’s ok!” Name changed from Pangani Forest Exploration Trail in May 2016.

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Type: Walkthru
Scope: D-Ticket
Ages: All ages
Thrill Factor: Live animals, birds flying overhead

Walkthru Duration: 30 min.
FastPass: None
Bonus: This attraction is open during Morning Extra Magic Hours (but not evening Extra Magic Hours).

Special Considerations:
- May remain in wheelchair/ECV

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Readers Rating: (rated by 121 PassPorter readers)

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69.23% of our readers would definitely visit Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail again.

I would definitely visit this attraction again!
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What PassPorter Readers Think of Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail (17 comments):

The animals are fascinating to watch. The Gorilla's are great. Especially the little ones. It can get crowded here.
DisneyKimber gave this a rating of 9 on 07/01/2016 at 1:31:49 am EDT

We LOVE the animals.
BethC gave this a rating of 10 on 06/30/2016 at 4:20:02 pm EDT

The gorillas are especially fascinating and impressive to see and watch.
CheriePenguin gave this a rating of 9 on 06/21/2016 at 5:04:33 pm EDT

Yet another way to sneak some education in our family vacation. Funny thing is the kids don't mind and they are enjoying it.
scott disney dad gave this a rating of 9 on 06/20/2016 at 12:28:27 pm EDT

Great views of animals, and a cooler place to take your time on a hot day.
MissyMouse70 gave this a rating of 10 on 06/19/2016 at 9:45:38 am EDT

We always end up spending more time here than planned; so much to see, especially the Gorillas.
Victor gave this a rating of 8 on 06/18/2016 at 6:48:48 am EDT

A nice stroll in a shady environment. Lots of animals to see and take pictures of. Love the silverback gorillas. After passing through that exhibit, watch the surrounding forested areas. We have run into gorillas that are not behind the glass. Of course, they are protected from the humans by Disney's hidden barricades but quite lovely to see them outside of the fish bowl!
Missi gave this a rating of 8 on 06/17/2016 at 1:10:21 pm EDT

goofyboysmama gave this a rating of 8 on 06/14/2016 at 9:56:03 am EDT

Lots of animals to see. You just never know what
handette gave this a rating of 8 on 06/13/2016 at 7:17:33 pm EDT

Can be congested and confusing
Urbss gave this a rating of 7 on 06/05/2016 at 7:12:32 pm EDT

Can be congested and confusing
Urbss gave this a rating of 7 on 06/05/2016 at 7:12:31 pm EDT

Super up close views of African Wildlife.
Big G gave this a rating of 9 on 06/05/2016 at 6:08:23 pm EDT

relaxing walk through with much shade and nice misting fans for hot weather. Typical animals of any major zoo.
phytage gave this a rating of 8 on 06/05/2016 at 11:42:51 am EDT

A wonderful walk-thru, not to be missed. The gorillas & meerkats are the best.
FARMERGIRL gave this a rating of 8 on 06/03/2016 at 10:29:36 pm EDT

Wonderful walk-gorillas are the best.
cutiepie gave this a rating of 10 on 05/31/2016 at 11:49:07 am EDT

My personal favorite are the gorillas. I also love when you can see the hippos underwater.
dodgersle gave this a rating of 8 on 05/27/2016 at 3:43:04 pm EDT

I could spend my whole day watching the gorillas.
MayraLR gave this a rating of 10 on 05/27/2016 at 12:14:48 pm EDT

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