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Party for the Planet

an Earth Day Celebration

Join us for a magical celebration of nature at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park―from April 22 to May 5, 2018.

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Event Highlights

Connect with nature and wildlife at this annual Earth Day event from April 22 to May 5, 2018.

Discover a variety of enhanced park offerings during this glorious celebration, including:

  • A Special Welcome Celebration for the 20th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park and Earth Day – See this festive kick-off for Party for the Planet on Earth Day (April 22) in front of the Tree of Life, featuring music, dancers and some of your favorite Disney Characters!
  • Exclusive Disney PhotoPass Opportunities ̶ “Step in” to a photo opportunity exclusive to the 20th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom park! Throughout the park, you’ll find Disney PhotoPass frames that are part of the “Reverse the Decline” campaign and highlight animals supported by the Disney Conservation Fund.
  • Special Wilderness Explorers Badge Location ̶ Wilderness Explorers will have a special limited-time badge location helping Guests learn how to better connect with nature while on vacation―and once they return home.
  • Rafiki’s Planet Watch Backstage Experiences ̶ Meet our animal ambassadors, participate in unique mini-tours, learn about animal nutrition, visit the state-of-the-art veterinary hospital, hear how Disney promotes global wildlife conservation and much more!

Plus, look for commemorative 20th Anniversary merchandise, a special-edition lunch menu at Tiffins, themed treats throughout the park and new Penny Press designs celebrating the Disney Conversation Fund—all available for a limited time.

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Activities & Experiences

Discover fun for the entire family during Party for the Planet.

Educational Activities
Participate in family-friendly activities that will delight nature-lovers of all ages.

Animal Care Experts
Learn more about the many majestic animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park! Additional animal care experts will be on hand throughout Party for the Planet—so you’ll have more chances to see animal enrichment programs, trainings and feedings, and ask the experts questions about animals.

Face Painting
Transform your look with a nature-inspired design from one of our creative face-paint artists.

More Details to Come
Check back later for additional details about Party for the Planet festivities.

Note: experiences and locations are subject to change. For the most up-to-date details, please check the Times Guide at the park during Party for the Planet.

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Tiffins Talks

Take off on a taste-infused trek featuring a delicious 4-course dinner and a special speaker—one of the park’s very own conservation experts.

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Commemorate Earth Day

Check out nature-inspired merchandise and event-themed photo ops.

Nature-Inspired Merchandise
Shop for merchandise inspired by nature and wildlife, like plush toys, apparel and more. Special Party for the Planet and 20th Anniversary commemorative souvenirs are also available.

Disney PhotoPass Service
Let Disney PhotoPass Photographers capture your Party for the Planet experience! Event-specific photo frames can be used at select Disney PhotoPass Photographer locations.

More Details to Come
Check back later for updates on commemorative merchandise and photography.

Launchpad McQuack, Donald Duck, and Scrooge McDuck pose in front of dinosaur statues and a sign that reads Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama

Donald’s Dino-Bash!

Join Donald Duck and friends for a prehistoric celebration that’s over 200 million years in the making.

Celebrate Nature Year-Round

Party for the Planet also celebrates the wildlife stories brought to the big screen by Disneynature.

Disneynature was launched in April 2008 with the mission to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to engage, inspire and educate theatrical audiences everywhere. You can catch a glimpse of this amazing filmmaking during Rivers of Light—now playing nightly at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.

Learn more about Disneynature.

Download an Activity Packet
Can’t wait to party? Activity packets and educational materials are available now for all of the Disneynature films. Learn more about each animal featured in the Disneynature films and extend your Party for the Planet experience at home by downloading your free copy today.

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Disney Conservation Fund

The Walt Disney Company is committed to protecting the planet and using resources wisely. Since 1995, the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) has contributed more than $65 million to support conservation programs in 115 countries.

While attending Party for the Planet, you’ll have opportunities to learn about the Disney Conservation Fund and its work to reverse the decline of at-risk wildlife.

Learn more about the Disney Conservation Fund.

Guests Also Viewed

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Disney Animals

Revel in the magnificence of our elephants, rhinos, lions, tigers and more—and in the depth of Disney’s worldwide commitment to wildlife conservation

Pandora – The World of Avatar

Join the Na’vi in an all-new land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park—featuring magnificent floating mountains, a bioluminescent forest and many other awe-inspiring adventures.

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Nature Experiences

Discover a variety of nature and wildlife encounters across Walt Disney World Resort, from garden tours to aquatic experiences to safari-inspired adventures.

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