Eight Ways To Celebrate During Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s 20th Anniversary Party for the Planet Celebration

From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Michelle Baumann

Earth Day, April 22, is right around the corner and Disney’s Animal Kingdom is celebrating its 20th anniversary in a big way. Starting this Sunday, park guests can join in extra-special festivities with an enriching Party for the Planet celebration that runs April 22-May 5.

Here are the top things you need to check out during Party for the Planet at Disney’s Animal Kingdom:

    • 1.

Rafiki’s Planet Watch

    is the place to be with family-friendly activities and backstage interactions with animal care experts where you can visit the vet hospital and learn more about the behavior, care and nutrition of the animals.

    • 2. What’s a celebration without tasty treats like Earth Day and Tree of Life cupcakes at

Creature Comforts

    • ,


    • ,

Flame Tree Barbecue

    • and


    • . A delicious plant-based Impossible Burger is on the menu at Restaurantosaurus, and Earth Day Sliders (mini Impossible Burgers) are available in

Nomad Lounge


Tiffins restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom

    • 3. Guests wanting to learn more about Disney’s efforts to reverse the decline of at-risk species around the world can take part in

Tiffins Talks

    , themed dinners hosted by animal and conservation experts at Tiffins full-service restaurant. For reservations, call 407-WDW-DINE.

Special-Edition Banshee

    • 4. Be sure to swing by


    • on

Pandora – The World of Avatar

    and adopt a special-edition Banshee created just for the 20th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Plus, there are nature-inspired pins, plush toys, shirts and other Party For the Planet take-homes available throughout the park.

Wilderness Explorers program at Disney's Animal Kingdom

    • 5. Get blossoming nature lovers excited about Earth Day with a chance to build up their badge collection with a limited-edition badge as part of the

Wilderness Explorers

    • program. Kids can explore the park in search of clues to learn more about nature and conservation.

6. Mark the anniversary moment with a selfie at fun photo-op locations with themed props, hand-held frames and more.

    • 7. April 22 also marks the debut of the long-awaited

Pandora Utility Suit

    • . This new “street entertainer” will wander the land and inform park guests about the flora and fauna on Pandora. It’s a knock-your-socks-off, can’t miss experience!

8. Create an Earth Day souvenir — a lucky penny– with new Penny Press designs saluting the Disney Conservation Fund.

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