With Earth Day officially happening on April 22, 2021, Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park is offering a variety of ways for you to celebrate this annual event.
From April 18 to 24, you’ll get to see an array of special Disney characters, participate in an all new Wilderness Explorer activity made just for the celebration, chow down on special food and grab Earth Day inspired merchandise.
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Earth Day Activities at Animal Kingdom
Let’s go through a few of the unique experiences you can partake in on your visit to Walt Disney World.
1. The Animation Experience at Conservation Station
During this week’s celebration, you will get the chance to illustrate some of your favorite animal Disney characters such as:
- Shere Khan
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2. Say Hi to Your Favorite (but rare) Disney Characters
3. Try the Sweet Treats
One of the best parts of the Earth Week Celebration is trying out all of the delicious dishes offered at Animal Kingdom such as:
- The Creature Comfort’s Honey Bee Cupcake
- Strawberry-flavored Flamingo Cupcake at Flame Tree Barbecue
- The Sea Turtle Graham Cracker Cupcake
- Red Crowned Crane, a frozen Coke topped with frozen Cherry Coke and strawberry cotton candy (add a shot of Captain Morgan Rum if you’re an adult)
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4. Become a Wilderness Explorer for Earth Day
Take on the challenge of becoming a Wilderness Explorer with the adventurous self-guided challenge that allows you to earn a special Wilderness Explorer limited-time Earth Day Nature badge.
5. Find the Limited-Edition Trading Pin and Merchandise
On your Earth Day trek, be sure to check out the Te Fiti Moana trading pin. You can also supports the Disney Conservation Fund by buying a cute animal plush or other Earth Day inspired merchandise.
6. Meet the Newest Rhino at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
On the Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction, you’ll get to meet the 5-month-old calf and his rhino family. Also look for the two young Masai giraffe who were born a few months ago.
7. Take Photos of the Whale Sandcastle Sculputure
One of the most unique things to see at Animal Kingdom for Earth Day is the sand that is sculptured into animals.
Disney does this every year and this year you’ll get to see talented artisans transform 40 tons of sand into a detailed sculpture celebrating National Geographic’s “Secrets of the Whales.”
Be sure to check out this remarkable display that is located on the Discovery Island Stage until April 30.
For more information on how Disney cares for animals and helps protect species in the wild, visit DisneyAnimals.com
Happy Earth Day Hipsters!
(Original Article Date: April 22, 2015 /Updated April 20, 2021)