Disney’s Animal Kingdom is throwing a big party for Mother Earth this year — and we’re ALL invited!
That’s because this April marks not only the 25th Anniversary of the Disney Conservation Fund BUT also the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s celebration will kick off April 18th and lead up to April 22nd, which is Earth Day! The big party plans include special entertainment, chats with experts, and even a live television event that will be GLOBALLY broadcasted! We’re talkin’ a Disney Earth Day Bash of EPIC proportions!
Ever wondered what it’s like to “walk with the animals, talk with the animals, grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals?” The Wild By Nature Speaker Series will highlight the park’s own expert panel of animal educators and conservation heroes. Set to take place in the Theater in the Wild, guests are invited to learn from the very folks who are on the front lines of working to save the planet and its wildlife!
Also joining the speaker series, photographers and videographers from National Geographic will share their adventures and talk about how they capture those perfect wildlife-action shots on film! A new collection of National Geographic will also be debuted!
Guests can once again join legendary Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rodhe for his Tiffins Talks. Dine over a four-course meal while listening to first-hand accounts from the driving force behind the theme park. Registration for this special dinner series will open on February 18th.
But that’s not all! You’ll also be able to see a sneak peek of two new Disneynature films coming to Disney+ in April — Elephant and Dolphin Reef and Stories From the Field will showcase some of the personal journeys of individuals from within the Disney Conservation Fund.
A new special-edition 25th-anniversary book called, “Disney Conservation Legacy,” will be released for purchase in the park during the Earth Day celebration. And at the Animation Experience at Conservation Station, you’ll get to see how Disney animators bring to life some of your favorite furry and feather Disney friends. Special Disney characters will even be featured during the Earth Day celebration!
If you can’t make it out to Disney World for the big celebration, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be featured during National Geographic and Nat Geo WILD’s “BORN WILD: EARTH DAY LIVE,” a simulcast on April 22nd, at 8PM Eastern/7PM Central.
The show is being produced along with ABC News, and the special will feature some of National Geographic’s mort-revered explorers along with leading ABC News anchors and correspondents who will “take viewers on a journey into the most fascinating, breathtaking environments around the world to witness and celebrate the diversity and splendor of charismatic baby animals, their families, and habitat!”
And while all this might sound like A LOT already, Disney says it has even more in store for its big Earth Day par-tay! We can’t wait to see how everything unfolds!
Stay tuned for more updates about what’s shaping up to be Disney’s biggest Earth Day celebration EVER!
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Have you ever gone to Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Earth Day before? Are you planning on being there this year? Let us know in the comments below!