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Earth Day at Disney's Animal Kingdom 2021

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How can you celebrate Earth Month with a little help from Disney's Animal Kingdom? An Animal Kingdom Earth Day with Disney includes activities happening in the parks, and on Disney Plus. And there is a ton to be grateful for on Planet Earth thanks to Disney's Conservation Fund. Here are all the ways to celebrate Earth Day ( And Earth Month) this year.

When does Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom Celebrate Earth Day?

Animal Kingdom celebrates Earth Month from April 18- April 24.

Animal Kingdom Activities for Earth Day

If you're heading to Walt Disney World this year, there is plenty to do if you want to celebrate Earth Month at the most magical place on Earth. Here is everything happening at Animal Kingdom for Earth Day!

Earth Day at Disney's Conservation Station in Animal Kingdom

Head to the Animation Experience at Conservation Station to watch Disney Artists bring favorite characters to life by using animals for inspiration. For the Earth Day Celebration and the month of April, you can learn to draw characters – including our favorite Disney animals, while learning about conservation efforts underway across the planet to save this amazing wildlife. Learn to draw Dumbo, Terk, Squirt, Shere Khan, Simba, and Scar!


Character Cavalcades on Discovery River

Keep an eye out for your favorite Animal Kingdom characters making their way down the river in style! With Disney sidekicks in tow and loads of waves to be had, be sure to snap a pic! Check out all the Disney characters you can see at Animal Kingdom.

Disney Animal Kingdom Earth Day Snacks

Be sure to check out all the new Disney snacks for Earth Day at Animal Kingdom. You can grab limited-time specialty cupcakes for Earth Day and fancy frozen drinks. Here's everything to try this Earth Month.

Honey Bee Cupcake | Creature Comforts

This Bee Cupcake is an Orange Cake, Honey Bavarian Filling, Honey Frosting with White Chocolate Honeycomb Celebrate Bees all 20,000 species!

Strawberry Flamingo Cupcake | Flame Tree Barbecue

This sweet treat is an Earth Day Cupcake is a Flamingo Cupcake Strawberry Cake filled with Strawberry Compote, Guava Frosting, and Strawberry Crispy Pearls.

Sea Turtle Graham Cracker Cupcake | Restaurantosaurus Lounge

Honor our favorite friends at sea with this Sea Turtle Cupcake is a Graham Cracker Cupcake, Key Lime Pie Filling, Guava Gelée with Vanilla Buttercream.

Animal Kingdom Earth Day Alcoholic Drinks

Looking for some Earth Day libations? Check out the newest Earth Day Drinks across Animal Kingdom for the month of April for grown-ups! Across the best Animal Kingdom bars and restaurants in Africa, Asia and Pandora.

Crave the Wave Cocktail | Restaurantosaurus Lounge

Sure to be a crowd favorite this drink combines Vodka, Blue Curacao, and Odwalla® Lemonade.

Lions Fury | Dawa Bar

If you're looking for something with a little more roar, then this Red Stag Black Cherry Bourbon, Jungle Juice and Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey Floater should do the trick.

Kiwi Margarita | Satu'li Canteen

Of course we can always count on Pandora to serve up something fresh! This margarita is made with Kiwi Monin with Lime, Sour and Tequila. Found at Satu'li Canteen in Pandora.

YETI Sunset | Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks

If you're looking for a classic, you can't go wrong with this spring drink. This combines Jack Daniels, Strawberry, and Lychee Lemonade.

First Magnitude Draft | Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks

Made at pollinator-friendly solar farms, this draft is a light, slightly sweet honey ale with a clean finish. Also found at Nomad Lounge.

Mother Earth | Nomad Lounge

An easy atmosphere and a classy drink, this one is Cruxland Gin made with Infused Tea and garnished with Mint and Lemon Peel. You can also grab this one in the non-alcoholic version at Nomad Lounge.

Animal Kingdom Earth Day Non-Alcoholic Drinks

We love kid-friendly drinks and the newest Animal Kingdom Earth Day drinks make the list! Check out all the slushies, iced drinks and frozen coke for delicious fun treats great for kids and adults.

The Loggerhead | Flame Tree Barbecue

This non-alcoholic treat is Sour Apple Sprite in a Green Sugar-rimmed cup with Sour Gummy Worm and Light-up Glow Cube.

Red-Crowned Crane | Isle of Java

This drink is a Frozen Coke topped with Frozen Cherry Coke and a Crown of Strawberry Cotton Candy. You can also grab this in an alcoholic version with Rum.

Cotton Top Lagoon | Isle of Java

A cool treat from Isle of Java, this is a frozen blend of Blue Raspberry and Lemonade with a wisp of Lagoon Blue Cotton Candy. Perfect for kids and grown-ups alike.


Animal Kingdom Earth Day Games

Animal Kingdom Wilderness Explorers Earth Day Nature Badge

Add another specialty game to the list of fun and free Disney games. Wilderness Explorers at Animal Kingdom is a self-guided nature challenge. And this year for Earth Day you can earn a special Wilderness Explorer limited-time Earth Day Nature badge. Add it to the 25 badges you can collect regularly as part of this Disney game at Animal Kingdom.

Animal Kingdom Earth Day Merchandise 2021

Help support the Disney Conservation Fund by heading to any gift shop at Animal Kingdom to peruse all there is to offer for Earth Month! Specialty Earth Day merchandise, limited editions, and in limited quantities. Grab them while they last!

  • Animal Kingdom Earth Day 2021 limited-edition Te Fiti Moana trading pin.
  • Earth Day Tumblers, Eco-Friendly Water Bottles, and Reusable Bags.
  • Disney Conservation Animals Plushies

Animal Kingdom Wildlife Babies

New babies in Animal Kingdom mean that wildlife conservation lives on! Meet Ranger, the newest member of the Rhino crash at Animal Kingdom. This 5-month-old white Rhino baby lives on the savanna and can be seen on Disney's Kilamnnajaro Safari! Be on the lookout for the newest Masai giraffe babies also on the savanna, born just a few months ago. And if you look closely you may even see the newest Nigerian dwarf goat arrivals; usually found hanging out at the warden’s outpost.

Photo Pass Earth Day Photo Opportunities

Get ready for Earth Day backdrops, screen savers, and Zoom backgrounds perfect for Earth Day! The Disney PhotoPass Service is offering special in-park Earth Day backgrounds and Magic Shots for Earth Month.

Secret's of the Whales Sand Sculpture

Starting April 2, 2021, head to the Discovery Island Stage in Animal Kingdom to get an up-close look as 40 tons of sand is sculpted! Honoring National Geographic's new film the "Secrets of Whales" streaming on Earth Day on Disney Plus. The sculpture will remain on the stage until April 30, 2021. See it while you can.

Disney Earth Day at Home

National Geographic and Disneynature have teamed up for a brand new lineup of Disney Earth Day documentaries to celebrate Earth Month.

Secrets of the Whales

Streaming April 22nd, the newest film from National Geographic arrives this Earth Day. As part of an Original Series from Nat Geo executive producer James Cameron, and narrated by Sigourney Weaver. Watch on Disney Plus!

Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom

This Disney Plus Original, Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom is narrated by Josh Gad and honors all things Animal Kingdom. Produced by National Geographic this feature brings you on a journey through Disney's Animal Kingdom and The Seas with Nemo & Friends at EPCOT. Meet animal caretakers, and get a close-up look at conservation happening across the world. This 8 episode series is the perfect way to ring in Earth Month. Watch on Disney Plus.

Disney Parks Wild Sights

If you can't get to Animal Kingdom this year, check out this mini-series found in the free My Disney Experience app! Just log into the app to meet the keepers and the animals at Animal Kingdom! New episodes are released all the time, so be sure to check it out!

Dolphin Reef

Narrated by Natalie Portman this is the story of a young dolphin named Echo, who is more curious about his new home in the corals, than learning how to survive in it. Beauty and danger await.



Narrated by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Elephant is the story of a herd of elephants as they travel hundreds of miles across the Kalahari desert and everything they experience along the journey.



Join Steve, an amazing little penguin on a quest to find a mate, build a nest and start a family. Get ready for cuteness and edge of your seat entertainment in the Antarctic spring months as Steve wards off predators on his journey.


Disney Earth Day Lesson Plans

Want to really dive in this month to all things Nature? Grab the Educator Guide on Disneynature's website complete with tons of activities and lessons for kids at home. And check out Disneynature for more educator details and activities.

Earth Day at Walt Disney World

With so many activities at Animal Kingdom, why would you celebrate Earth Day anywhere else? Be sure to take a break and head to Walt Disney World this spring.


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