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This Earth Day Animal Kingdom Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Just hanging around at Animal Kingdom

On Earth Day, April 22, 2018, Walt Disney World’s Disney’s Animal Kingdom will celebrate it’s 20th anniversary with plenty of wild adventures to enjoy. In fact, the whole summer will be filled with all-new events and experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort. And, this is one of our favorite places to visit where we can just hang around and watch these bats, while near by was a huge Komodo dragon, and other magnificent animals. Oh, yes, the Asian tiger just had her cubs, so adorable!

Commemorating the milestone year, the 500-acre adventure park will offer animal encounters, family-friendly activities, specialty desserts and more during an expanded Party for the Planet celebration April 22-May 5. Over the two-week “Party for the Planet” celebration you’ll be able to attend conservation talks by animal-care experts and participate in enhanced interactions with some of the more than 2,000 animals that make their home at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited park.

Rafiki’s Planet Watch will take center stage for the year-long 20th anniversary. It’s home to fun educational exhibits and activities that help create awareness of animal issues. During the 20th anniversary, Rafiki’s Planet Watch will offer backstage experiences with experts where you can learn about about animal nutrition, visit the veterinary hospital and hear how Disney promotes global wildlife conservation.

This year you can commemorate your visits to the theme park with special photo opportunities as well. Plus, there will be opportunities to support Disney’s “Reverse the Decline,” an initiative created to help protect 10 threatened animal species. One recent success of the program was the birth of two critically endangered Sumatran Tiger Cubs at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Just for kids is the chance to earn a limited-edition badge as part of the Wilderness Explorer program. The badge is one of many that youngsters can earn by completing fun activities throughout the park.

Party for the Planet will also include six different Tiffins Talks – themed dinners hosted by animal experts at Tiffins, the theme park’s signature, full-service restaurant.

The 20th anniversary fun also includes a commemorative adventure guide, limited-edition merchandise, and a special-edition print created by renowned Walt Disney Imagineer, Joe Rohde. He will be available on April 22 from 1-4 p.m. to sign prints at Discovery Trading Company. Quantities are limited so be there early. And, this is just the beginning of the festivities and events to to join.

You’ll need a park ticket, and while most events are include with park admission, some activities may require additional fees, so for more information on Party for the Planet, visit

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