Animal Kingdom will celebrate Earth Day with unique character appearances, engaging learning opportunities, special merchandise and themed F&B from April 18 to 24.
Visitors can learn to draw characters including Dumbo, Terk, Squirt, Shere Khan, Simba and Scar at the Animation Experience at Conservation Station.
Special characters will feature on Discovery River Character Cruises, and limited F&B offerings include the Creature Comfort’s Honey Bee Cupcake, the Sea Turtle Graham Cracker Cupcake, and the Red Crowned Crane.
In addition, there will be self-guided challenges inspired by nature, with guests earning a special Earth Day Nature badge.
Disney celebrating Earth Day
Visitors can hunt down an Earth Day 2021 trading pin, or contribute to the Disney Conservation Fund by purchasing a plush toy.
Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida also sells sustainable products at Island Mercantile, such as eco-friendly water bottles, tumblers and reusable bags.
Additionally, guests can watch creators as they turn 40 tonnes of sand into a detailed sculpture to celebrate National Geographic’s original series ‘Secrets of the Whales’.
The sand sculpture will be located on the Discovery Island stage from April 2 to April 30. ‘Secrets of the Whales’ is streaming on Disney+ on Earth Day.
Limited F&B at Animal Kingdom
Elsewhere, the Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has joined forces with the world’s first sustainable water brand, Source.
Chester Zoo recently unveiled its ambitious ‘Conservation Masterplan’, which aims to tackle the world’s climate and conservation emergencies and fight the global extinction crisis by 2030.
Blooloop is supporting Earth Day and has made a commitment to plant a tree for every ticket sold for greenloop, a new conference on sustainability in visitor attractions.
Blooloop is also donating 5 percent of ticketing revenue to Earth Day‘s climate literacy programme. Walt Disney Imagineering’s Emily Dow is speaking at greenloop, which takes place on April 20 and April 21.