Earth Day at Walt Disney World

April 22, 2023

Earth Day Festivites at Walt Disney World

Earth Day sprouted as a grassroots event on college campuses and in local communities on April 22, 1970. Over 20 million people participated in the first Earth Day, and it continues to be celebrated around the world. Earth Day has evolved into a yearly celebration with Disney–in the parks, in the theaters and at the Disney Stores.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park opened its doors on Earth Day, April 22, 1998, giving families a whole new way to appreciate, enjoy and interact with animals, and Disney an even bigger reason to celebrate Earth Day. In 1998, an elaborate grand-opening ceremony was attended by a crowd of 2,000, with primatologist Jane Goodall, Ph.D., playing a special role in the festivities. Then-CEO Michael Eisner introduced the theme park to the world, calling it “a kingdom we enter to share in the wonder, gaze at the beauty, thrill at the drama and learn.”

2023 will mark the 25th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Walt Disney World celebrates Earth Day with the Party for the Planet event!

2023 information will be posted when released. 

Party for the Planet Educational Activities Additional Fun Tips

About Earth Day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Each year Earth Day events at Disney’s Animal Kingdom integrate animal themes to create fun activities for the whole family to enjoy and learn about conservation. Animal Kingdom’s Party for the Planet events are held throughout the park. Throughout the day, Guests can discover fun and engaging activities throughout every land in the park. These activities are designed to encourage Guests to connect with nature. The offerings around the park are a special way for Guests to connect with nature and gives them a chance to meet a Conservation Guide and see first-hand how Disney monitors wildlife and is working to reverse the decline of endangered species around the world. Party for the Planet activities are unique each year and included with regular admission to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Educational Activities

The Party for the Planet will feature family-friendly activities that will delight nature-lovers of all ages. Guests will be able to learn more about the many majestic animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom from Animal Care Experts. Additional experts will be on hand throughout Party for the Planet, meaning you’ll have more chances to see animal enrichment programs, trainings and feedings, and ask the experts questions about animals.

Additional Fun

Guests will be able to meet unique characters, take part in special entertainment, and take part Disney PhotoPass opportunities.

 

The Mouse For Less Tips

  • Want to make sure you find out about all the activities taking place during the Earth Day celebrations? Pick up a Times Guide at the park when entering for the day.