Disney’s Animal Kingdom to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Earth Day with Special Activities

While many Guests know April 22 as Earth Day and the anniversary of the opening of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, this year’s celebration takes on new meaning as 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day as well as the 25th anniversary of the Disney Conservation Fund. From April 18-22, the park will host Earth Day Celebration at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, five days full of special entertainment and activities.


Each day of festivities includes a stellar lineup of expert speakers and entertainment, behind-the-scenes tours, specialty food and beverage, limited-edition merchandise signings, character greetings, photo opportunities, special Wilderness Explorers activities, and more!

Throughout the event, Guests will hear from National Geographic representatives as well as Disney animal experts and conservation “Heroes” in the Wild by Nature Speaker Series at Theater in the Wild. Nat Geo Explorers and photographers will share their stories from their explorations as well as photography and video techniques used to capture their stunning images.

Plus, Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s animal experts, educators and conservation “Heroes” will highlight the ways Disney’s own conservation experts are working to save the planet and its wildlife. And Roy Conli, award-winning producer of Disneynature films will share a unique look at this year’s films, Elephant and Dolphin Reef, which debut on Disney+ in April.

No Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebration would be complete without Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde – one of the driving forces behind the park’s past, present and future. Joe will delight Guests again this year with his Tiffins Talks featuring a spectacular four-course meal and lively discussion on his research trips and personal exhibitions from a life dedicated to exploration. Registration for this dining experience will begin February 18.

Earth Day 2020 also happens to be the 25th Anniversary of the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF). As part of the celebration, DCF will showcase 25 global wildlife heroes, many of whom will present Stories from the Field and recount incredible moments in their work – saving at-risk wildlife around the world. Many of these stories will be featured in “Disney Conservation Legacy,” a new special edition 25th anniversary book, available for purchase in the park during the Earth Day celebration.


Disney’s Animal Kingdom will also be one of the places highlighted in the global live television event “BORN WILD: EARTH DAY LIVE,” simulcast on National Geographic and Nat Geo WILD on April 22, at 8/7c. Produced along with ABC News, the special features revered National Geographic Explorers and leading ABC News anchors and correspondents who will take viewers on a journey into the most fascinating, breathtaking environments around the world to witness and celebrate the diversity and splendor of charismatic baby animals, their families and habitats.
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