Walt Disney World to Host Special Earth Day Celebration at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Tree of Life
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Earth day is on April 22nd, 2017.  Disney has fun plans to celebrate over the entire weekend from April 21st – 23rd.  The event has been named “Party for the Planet” and is being hosted by Disneynature.  The official attractions and appearances at the event haven’t been announced, but we expect it to be amazing.  Based on previous years, we would expect to see additional character experiences, animal encounters, special feedings, animal training demonstrations, interactions with Disney imagineers, special PhotoPass shots, etc.


Earth Day is actually the same date that Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened in 1998. This is a special day for the theme park and all of Walt Disney World since Disney is a big activist for conservation efforts.  There is a large conservation presence and focus throughout the entire park.  It is no surprise that they would want to go all out for an important day like Earth Day.  It is a great opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of protecting the Earth that we all live in!

We will keep you posted as we learn the details about the events that are planned.  Who all will be at this fantastic event?

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!