Disney is celebrating Earth Day (April 22) throughout this month. The company has unveiled its digital offerings on the My Disney Experience and Play Disney Parks apps.
My Disney Experience will offer a look at the various sustainable projects taking place at Disney destinations across the globe, from recycling plastic in Florida to creating pollinator gardens in Paris.
In addition, Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort will star in a new series of mini games, with players attempting to identify the species by the sound.
Sustainable projects at Disney parks
Animal Kingdom is offering several nature-inspired experiences for Earth Day, including unique character appearances, engaging learning opportunities, special merchandise and themed F&B.
Also, a special episode of Disney Parks Wild Sights will feature the Nigerian dwarf goats of Kilimanjaro Safaris, some of the newest residents at Animal Kingdom.
There will also be downloadable wallpapers in the My Disney Experience app, as well as virtual backgrounds for online video chats. Play Disney Parks will feature a special edition of trivia about Earth Day, launching on April 23.
Disney has also shared an episode of Field Notes that details how horticulturists are converting green waste to wood chips to improve soil health at Hong Kong Disneyland.
Hong Kong Disneyland wood chip project
Wood chips retain soil temperature and moisture, while helping to regulate weed and bacteria growth. Hong Kong Disneyland’s sustainable programme keeps waste low while greenery grows.
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.
Additionally, Blooloop is 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.