Unique Character Appearances, Learning Opportunities, & More Announced for Earth Month at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
As March begins to wind down, it’s time to start looking towards April which is actually Earth month. During Earth Month, it’s a great time to reflect on own relationship with out planet and what we can do to become better citizens of Earth. To help Guests connect with the magic of nature, Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World has just announced a bunch of limited-time experiences to inspire and educate the entire family.
From April 18 to April 24, 2021, Guests of Disney’s Animal Kingdom can enjoy a variety of engaging activities to celebrate Earth Month. Guests are invited to enjoy unique character appearances, exciting learning opportunities, specialty merchandise, themed food and beverage options, a new Wilderness Explorer activity, and much more.
Animation Experience at Conservation Station
For 2021 Earth Month celebrations at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Guests will have the opportunity to learn to draw Disney characters whose real-life counterparts represent amazing stories of conservation work. Characters include Dumbo, Terk, Squirt, Shere Khan, Simba, and Scar.
Earth Month Character Appearances at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
While making your way around the Park, make sure to look to Discovery River as you never know what unique characters you will see floating by on Disney River Character Cruises!
Earth Month Eats at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Earth Month celebrations will bring limited-time specialty cupcakes to Disney’s Animal Kingdom! Options include:
- Honey Bee Cupcake at Creature Comforts
- Starwberry-flavored Flamingo Cupcake at Flame Tree Barbecue
- Sea Turtle Graham Cracker Cupcake at Restaurantosaurus (While there, make sure to try the Crave the Wave cocktail, too!)
Special Wilderness Explorer Badge
For Earth Month, Guests can participate in a series of self-guided, nature-themed challenges and earn a special Wilderness Explorer Earth Day Nature badge.
Limited-Edition Trading Pin and Other Earth Month Merchandise
While enjoying your time at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, be on the lookout for an Earth Day 2021 limited-edition Te Fiti Moana trading pin. Or, support the Disney Conservation Fun by purchasing an adorable plush inspired by species that all Disney’s Animal Kingdom home. Guests can also stop by the Island Mercantile for eco-friendly water bottles, tumblers, and reusable bags.
Meet New Baby Animals
The past year has brought lots of new baby animals to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park! Recently, Ranger five-month old Ranger joined herd of white rhinos on Kilimanjaro Safaris. And, while out on safari, ou might even spot two young Masai giraffes who were just born a few months ago. There are also some playful Nigeria dwarf goats that have been spotted hanging out at the warden’s outpost.
Unique Earth Month PhotoPass Magic Shot
PhotoPass Magic Shots will be available for Earth Month celebrations at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park including one all-new photo opportunity. And, if you can’t make it to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, screen savers and Zoom backgrounds can be downloaded from the My Disney Experience PhotoPass gallery.
“Secrets of the Whales” Sand Sculpture
On April 2, artisans will begin transforming 40 tons of sand and into a detailed sculpture that celebrates National Geographic’s “Secrets of the Whales.” The “Secrets of the Whales” original series will begin streaming on Disney+ on Earth Day next month and the sand sculpture will be able to be viewed on the Disney Island Stage until April 30, 2021.
For even more Earth Month magic at home and learn how Disney cares for animals and helps protect species in the wild, check out the following:
- Visit DisneyAnimals.com
- View “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom” on Disney+
- Stream Disney Park Wild Sights on you My Disney Experience app
- Follow Disney’s Animals, Science, and Environment on Instagram: @DrMarkAtDisney and Facebook: @DisneyASE
It’s nice to see that Earth Day has turned into Earth Month and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be celebrating the occasion with all of these great events and unique opportunities!
Let’s start planning your visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Walt Disney World! There are some spectacular discounts available at Walt Disney World through much of 2021 and reservations can be booked through the first half of 2022. Fill out the form below or send an email to Holly@MickeyTravels.com for a FREE, no-obligation quote to book your Disney vacation. EVERY vacation package* booked EXCLUSIVELY with me by April 15, 2021 will receive a Disney Gift Card as a thank you with your final travel documents. In addition, one lucky client will receive a FREE MemoryMaker ($169 value). As an agent with MickeyTravels (a Platinum Earmarked Agency), I will be on hand to help you with everything from finding your perfect package and I offer rate monitoring to ensure you are receiving the best rate available by Disney!. I work with all Disney Destinations and destinations outside of Disney. Best of all, my services are absolutely FREE. Get in touch via email at Holly@MickeyTravels.com or calling 954.401.9577. Also, make sure to CLICK HERE to follow along with my Facebook page for all things Disney and giveaways!
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