Earn Wilderness Explorer Badges at Home on the Disney World App, My Disney Experience!

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Wilderness Explorers at Home

Has anyone else reached the point where you will do absolutely anything to pretend like you’re in a Disney theme park yet?

Well, good news for fans of Disney Pixar’s Up! and Disney’s Animal Kingdom as the latest update to My Disney Experience, the Walt Disney World app, has arrived and allows you to earn Wildnerness Explorer Badges from the safety of your own home!

Become like Russel, Carl and Dug as you learn all about becoming Wilderness Explorers from your phone.

Wilderness Explorers at home
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It seems that today’s update is going to be the first of many in a series Disney is calling ‘Wilderness Explorers at Home’ where you can earn virtual badges by watching videos and taking part in activities.

All you need to do in order to take part in these new challenges is load up the My Disney Experience App. You will see the prompt directly from the home screen:

My Disney Experience Homescreen Wilderness
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In the very first lesson, Troop Leader Dario teaches us how to do the secret explorer call! Check out Dario in action below:

Troop Leader Dario
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With many more lessons to come, we can’t wait to see what’s next from this new game within the My Disney Experience App. Who knows how many there will be until we get to Senior Wilderness Explorer?

Though personally I’ve never taken part in the Wilderness Explorer Handbook challenge at Disney’s Animal Kingdom (having not been to Walt Disney World with kids), I do get a bit jealous of other guests given how fun the challenges look to be. With my first kid on the way very soon, it’s only a few more years before they (and me) can take up the challenge and roam around Animal Kingdom to get all of the Wilderness Explorer Badges!

It’s great that Disney keeps adding to the MDE App on a regular basis. It helps to fill the gap with the Disney Parks being shut and we can’t wait to see what they do next!

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If you’re looking to book a future trip with your Wilderness Explorers then be sure to get in touch with our friends over at Academy Travel for a free, no-obligation quote. The team of Authorized Disney Vacation Planners at Academy Travel can help answer all your questions and plan your trip so you can focus on having a magical Disney vacation without any stress. Click here to contact them and begin planning your family’s first Disney vacation!

Will you be taking up the call of the Wilderness Explorers? Let us know in the comments below!

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