Earth Day is on its way, and you can celebrate nature with Imagineer Joe Rohde during three days of environmentally-inspired events at the annual Party for the Planet, which returns to Disney’s Animal Kingdom on April 20-22.
The Disney Parks Blog has released details on the three-day Party for the Planet event, during which Animal Kingdom guests are invited to explore, engage and connect with the magic of nature through family-friendly experiences and specialty offerings.
Party for the Planet kicks off in the Oasis with a larger-than-life marine debris sculpture celebrating Disneynature Penguins, and continues throughout the park with character appearances, special entertainment, and commemorative photo opportunities available with Disney PhotoPass photographers.
Throughout the weekend event, guests can meet animal care experts and educators, and watch animal feedings and training experiences, specially planned for Party for the Planet.
Tiffins Talks, a special dining experience offered April 20-22 from 1-3 p.m., features Walt Disney Imagineer and Portfolio Executive Joe Rohde, the creative force behind Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Joe will regale attendees with stories from his travels through a 4-course lunch featuring global dishes, desserts and specialty beverages. Space is limited. Pricing for this dining package is $199 (plus tax and gratuity) and requires separate park admission. Reservations can be made now by calling 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3463).
Guests are also invited to meet Joe Rohde at Mombasa Marketplace, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. April 20 and 22, where he will be on hand to sign his commemorative lion print that will be on sale throughout the event while supplies last. A wristband is required to meet Joe Rohde. For further details visit the Party for the Planet webpage.
In addition, on Earth Day, April 22, there will be an assortment of “The Lion King” merchandise available at Mombasa Marketplace, including a Simba mug, Hakuna Matata Spirit Jersey, and baseball hat.
For more information visit Disneyworld.com/partyfortheplanet and watch these videos of past Animal Kingdom events: