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Earth Month Celebration returns to Disney’s Animal Kingdom starting April 18

by Attractions Magazine Staff

Guests visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom from April 18-24 will be able to enjoy limited-time experiences to celebrate Earth Month!

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These celebratory offerings include Disney character appearances, learning opportunities, specialty merchandise, themed food and beverages, a new activity for Wilderness Explorers, and more:

Over at The Animation Experience at Conservation Station during the month of April, guests can learn to draw characters — including Dumbo, Terk, Squirt, Shere Khan, Simba and Scar — whose real-life counterparts represent stories of conservation work around the world.

Keep an eye out for special characters, who will also be celebrating the occasion by joining other Disney friends aboard the Discovery River Character Cruises.

A lineup of Earth Day eats will be available throughout the park, including a selection of limited-time specialty cupcakes:

  • Honey Bee Cupcake – Creature Comforts Coffee Shop
  • Flamingo Cupcake – Flame Tree Barbecue
  • Sea Turtle Graham Cracker Cupcake – Restaurauntosaurus Lounge

Wilderness Explorers will have the chance to set out on a series of self-guided, nature-themed challenges to earn a special, limited-time Earth Day Nature badge.

Pin collectors can add to their collection with the limited-edition Earth Day 2021 Te Fiti Moana trading pin. Other merchandise for the occasion include a cuddly plush inspired by species that call the park home (with proceeds supporting the Disney Conservation Fund); and eco-friendly water bottles, tumblers, and reusable bags from Island Mercantile.

Disney PhotoPass Service will be offering special in-park Earth Day backgrounds and Magic Shots, including a brand-new photo-op. In addition, guests can also download Earth Day screen savers and Zoom backgrounds from the My Disney Experience PhotoPass gallery.

And finally, starting on April 2, guests can watch as artisans transform 40 tons of sand into a detailed sculpture to celebrate National Geographic’s “Secrets of the Whales,” an original series streaming on Disney+ on Earth Day. The sculpture will be on display on the Discovery Island Stage until April 30.

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To learn more about Disney’s Animal Kingdom and its offerings during Earth Month, head to DisneyWorld.com.

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