Guess who else is exploring Singapore Zoo and River Safari this November – December school holidays? Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse! Fans of the world’s most loved mice will be pleased to see them all over the Singapore Zoo and River Safari as part of Disney Outdoor Explorers, now on till 27 December 2020.
Learn fun facts about different animals through the Explorer’s Doodle mission, with specific animals to look out for at both Singapore Zoo and River Safari. Complete activities and bring home an animal charm of the week!
We went on the Disney Outdoor Explorers Trail and here’s some of our favourite activities!
How to Embark on the Disney Outdoor Explorers Trail + Protip
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First, purchase your Singapore Zoo or River Safari tickets and a choose a timeslot for your visit.
Here’s a protip: There is a two-for-one deal ongoing for the two parks with combo ticket going at 50% off regular admission prices.
Grab the deal, which runs all the way till 18 December, and embark on the Disney Outdoor Explorers Trail (plus say “hi” to all the animals along the way too)!
At the wildlife parks, head over to the Disney Outdoor Explorers counters at either Singapore Zoo or River Safari to purchase your Explorer’s Trail booklet. There is one located next to the Otters exhibit at the Singapore Zoo and another right behind the turnstile at the River Safari entrance.
Take note that Disney Outdoor Explorers activities take place on weekends and public holidays only.
Armed with your booklet, you can then hit the Explorer’s Trail!
If you feel slightly lost, fret not! Look out for the colourful signs scattered throughout the two parks, maps will also be provided if you decide to join in the fun.
Animal-themed Activities on the Disney Outdoor Explorers Adventure
1. Clouds in the Sky (Singapore Zoo)
This was our absolute favourite! Kids can help Mickey and Minnie create a sky filled with doodle animal-shaped clouds.
With the help of a special machine, my boys enjoyed slicing off foam animals in the shape of snakes, lions and elephants. These foam animals then drifted skywards – like fluffy clouds in the sky.
For the adults watching, it was also rather therapeutic watching the carefree “animals” sail away into the air.
The Clouds in the Sky activity is held at 9.30 am, 11 am, 2.30 pm on weekends and public holidays at Rainforest KidzWorld.
2. Doodle Scratch Art & Craft (River Safari)
Head to the sheltered Wild Amazonia Viewing Deck at River Safari to create beautiful scratch art bookmarks in the shape of animals like otters, manatees, crocodiles and beavers.
Children will enjoy scratching in various patterns on the animal bookmarks. These are also useful keepsakes.
3. Find Doodle Animals and Learn Fun Facts (both Singapore Zoo and River Safari)
Go on a hunt for doodle animals that have wandered off. Along the way, kids will learn about animal habitats, have to count the number of doodle animals at each exhibit and take pictures of the animals to complete the trail.
I found this to be an easy way for young children to learn and remember more about the animals they came across. This made the trip to the Singapore Zoo and River Safari a fruitful and educational excursion.
4. Pose with Mickey and Minnie (both Singapore Zoo and River Safari)
Children who love the iconic Disney Duo will enjoy posing with Mickey and Minnie at different spot around the parks. Spot and take photos of at least three photo points in each of the parks to get an exclusive gift, while stocks last!
On the weekends that we were there, the gifts were fully redeemed by the early afternoon, so do start early!
5. Spot the Roving Ranger for a Bonus Mission!
Spot the friendly Roving Ranger either at the Amazon Flooded Forest at River Safari or at Elephants of Asia exhibit. Ask the Roving Ranger for a secret bonus mission and a special prize! Timings are from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm.
Hint: The Roving Ranger wears a Roving Ranger badge and a vest!
6. Find the Mickey Mouse plant (Singapore Zoo)
While this is not in the Explorer’s Trail, you can search out the Mickey Mouse plant at the Singapore Zoo. It is a plant native to South Africa and bears fragrant flowers. The black berries with red sepals and receptacle look just like Mickey Mouse, therefore its name.
End your trip by bringing home some Disney Outdoor Explorers merchandise or getting a drink in a limited-edition Disney Outdoor Explorers souvenir cup.
Check out the shops at the entrances to Singapore Zoo and River Safari for adorable memorabilia.
Get outdoors this School Holidays and Join Mickey and Minnie at Singapore Zoo and River Safari
Take time out to head to Singapore Zoo and River Safari for an enriching adventure with Mickey and Minnie from now till 27 November 2020. Activities are on weekends and public holidays only.
Do remember to get your tickets in advance, head on down early to purchase your trail booklets and complete the mission for reward redemptions!
Remember to get your a two-for-one deal where you can get into the two parks at 50% off regular admission prices for big savings! It’s a great deal to pay a visit to both parks and enjoy meeting the animals!
Have a otter good time!