Disney’s Animal Kingdom Expands Earth Day Celebrations

The Party for the Planet presented by Disneynature will celebrate Earth Day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park on Friday, April 22. Throughout the day, Guests will be able to discover fun and engaging activities within every land of the park that encourages them to connect with nature. All of these additional offerings will help young Guests learn about the world around them and Jiminy Cricket will be available at Rafiki’s Planet Watch throughout the week.

Here is a list including all the offerings that are planned to be available to Animal Kingdom Guests:


- The Jungle Book Matching Game
Uncover little known facts about select animals featured in Disney’s upcoming film, “The Jungle Book.”
- The Jungle Book sand sculpture
Guests can take photos of “The Jungle Book” sand sculpture through April 24.


- Measure Your Footprint
Discover the size of your environmental footprint and learn some new ways you can make it smaller to protect our planet.
- Book signing by Joe Rohde
Joe Rohde will be at Discovery Trading Company from 1-2 p.m. signing original art and the new Disney Conservation Fund book. A wristband is required to meet Joe Rohde. A limited number of wristbands will be distributed at the time of art or book purchase at Discovery Trading Company on April 22.
- Specialty cupcakes at Isle of Java and Creature Comforts
Enjoy a cupcake filled with chocolate mousse and then topped with buttercream dipped in Oreo crumbs, a chocolate flowerpot and gummy worms
- Vendors outside Island Mercantile
Boiled Books (April 20-24) will be selling books made from pressed flowers/plants and the Fairy House Ladies (April 21-24) will sell fairy houses made from material found in nature.


- Simba Says
Use your flippers, wings or paws and take a walk on the wild side, but only if Simba says!
- Special treats
  • Earth Day inspired pineapple treats at Zuri’s Sweets Shop
  • Specialty cupcakes at Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery
- Jorta Boutique (April 20-24)
This vendor will be set up outside Mombasa Marketplace and will sell jewelry made from seeds/pods


- Become a Bird
Soar over to Rafiki’s Planet Watch and see how you would measure up to a bird your size.
- Character Greeting
Meet Jiminy Cricket April 17-23.


- Leap for Wildlife
Show your enthusiasm for conservation and discover the lengths you can go to protect wildlife.


- Dino Plant Exploration
Use your imagination and help survey the prehistoric on a top-secret mission.

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