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The Disney Wilderness Preserve

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Address: 2700 Scrub Jay Trail, The Nature Conservancy, Kissimmee, FL 34759
Phone Number: 407 935 0002
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Description: Visitors can take the 3-mile nature trail hike or an off-road buggy tour...
Visitors can take the 3-mile nature trail hike or an off-road buggy tour to learn about the hundreds of wildlife species that are being protected by the Nature Conservancy at this nature preserve.
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Great - Nice and Quiet

The best part of the hike through the preserve is that barely anyone was there. Thus, we escaped the crowds of Orlando during spring. The preserve gives a is a nice glimpse of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Michigan
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Pelham Manor, New York
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It's a beautiful little preserve. But be warn a lot of walking. Do not do it on a hot day. I you will need an ambulance. You may see wildlife as well as having to walk through mud, puddles and climb over tress and rocks. The lake view is nice for a picnic. The reservation should offer more activities such... More 

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Michigan
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The best part of the hike through the preserve is that barely anyone was there. Thus, we escaped the crowds of Orlando during spring. The preserve gives a is a nice glimpse of the central Florida natural environment. We were a little disappointed on the number of animals and birds we saw. But we still had a nice walk. Perhaps... More 

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We have visited Disney twice in the past three years. The Wilderness Preserve was by far my favorite part. Disney never ceases to amaze me and I plan to return again next year.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Its a bit off the beaten track, but a lovely little reserve.Well worth the visit, but in the midday sun in July it got a bit uncomfortable!

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Maybe it was the time of the day and year, but I was disappointed with my outing. The trails are not very well marked and It is easy to get turned around and accidentally double back. There are some benches, but no markers educating you about the wildlife, plants or ecology. There was no one at the ranger station to... More 

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Md, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Hubby and I visited this preserve back in March. It was a hot sunny day and we walked the trail a bit. I wish it was a cooler day, we would have enjoyed a longer visit. I enjoy seeing the birds and even for later in the day we saw some meadowlarks, mockingbirds and a few other sparrows.. I would... More 

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

This is NOT a theme park its a nature preserve and there are 3 treks you can do - half a mile - 2.5 miles - 3.5 miles. Easy walking on well marked trails and go in morning before it gets hot. Opens at 9am closes 5pm. We saw storks, ibis, harriers, bluebirds, doves, woodpeckers, toads, gophers and vultures. Took... More 

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Rothesay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The preserve has a greal number of African animals. You can tell that the animals are well treated just by looking at them. We didin't prebook the Jeep trip through the preserve but our wait time was only about 15 minutes. This was one of the high points of our trip.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This was our third time at the Wilderness Area. After a day at Magic Kingdom and Downtown Disney, the preserve is a needed break. It is quiet and beautiful and a nice area to hike at a leisurely pace.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This was an unexpected highlight during our villa/theme park/beach holiday. Owned by Disney but not a Disney theme park. A very pleasant Decemeber stroll for 2 hours, not too hot and nice & flat. The staff were very helpful, loading the kids with nature trails sheets and full of information. Oh and we saw an alligator (camoflagued in this photo!)... More 

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