Walt Disney World to Host Party for the Planet in Honor of Animal Kingdom’s 20th Anniversary

Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World will be celebrating its 20th anniversary on April 22nd.  This date also happens to be Earth Day, which made it the perfect day for the park to open.  For the 20th anniversary, Disney will be hosting “Party for the Planet” and it will be bigger and better than ever.  The party is expected to run from April 22nd through May 5th. Guests will also be able to experience limited backstage experiences for an extra cost at Rafiki’s Planet Watch which are unlike anything that has ever been offered before. There be tons of great PhotoPass opportunities and Magic Shots for guests to commemorate their vacation as well a special limited Wilderness Explorer badge to earn.  This is all in addition to the opportunity to attend Tiffins Talks where guests can learn more about the amazing animals from the park’s animal experts while they dine.  For all of your shoppers out there, you will definitely want to check out the limited event merchandise, too!


Here are some of the new experiences that will be coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom:

  • April 22:   UP! A Great Bird Adventure featuring Russell and Dug from the Disney•Pixar animated comedy-adventure film “UP” will open to guests.  This amazing show will let guests see Russel and Dug encounter various birds from around the world.
  • Memorial Weekend:  There will be a new dinosaur-themed party that features Donald Duck located in DinoLand, U.S.A. There will also be other friends like Scrooge McDuck, Launchpad McQuak and others.  The event will include a DJ dance party with themed music.
  • Memorial Day:  This date will mark the 1 year anniversary of when Pandora – The World of Avatar first opened.  The land will be celebrating this amazing milestone and will remain and popular, beautiful land for guests to visit.

Party for the Planet looks to be an amazing event for 2018.  If you want to check out additional information on the event, visit

Who out there will attend the 2018 Party for the Planet?

Source Credit: Disney Parks Blog

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