On Earth Day – April 22, 2018, Disney’s Animal Kingdom celebrates its 20 th anniversary in a grand style. The milestone celebration continues through May 5, 2018, featuring special entertainments and family-friendly activities, including animal encounters, specialty desserts and much more. The entire 500 acres park comes alive with a wild party called Party for the Planet.
The special Party for the Planet celebration will connect you with the most magical world of nature that Disney has to offer. Guests discover a host of special Park offerings, including special welcome celebration, exclusive 20 th anniversary PhotoPass opportunities, special limited-time Wilderness Explorers Badge Locations for guests, special backstage experiences, including special limited-time 20 th anniversary lunch menu, commemorative merchandise and more.
Among the main celebration highlights, include the Rafiki’s Planet Watch. The favorite wildlife attraction offers an awe-inspiring backstage experience, where you will meet the animal experts, see and discover the world of the wilds like never before. Guest will also learn about animal nutrition, visit the state of the art veterinary hospital, and learn about the various initiatives taken by Disney to protect the animal and the wild.
There is also brand-new show – UP! A Great Bird Adventure that Debuts on the April 22, 2018. The new show offers the opportunity to meet senior Wilderness Explorer Russel and his Squirrel friend Dug from the Disney Pixar film. Russel and Dug presents a new adventure that includes encounters with many exotic and colorful birds from around the world.
Another celebration highlight is the special 20 th anniversary PhotoPass Opportunities. Just step in to an exclusive anniversary photo opportunity and immortalized your special Animal Kingdom memories. Along with the oversized picture frames celebrating the Park’s 20 th anniversary, you can also have other Disney PhotoPass frames that supports the “Reverse the Decline” campaign in support of animals by the Disney Conservation Fund. For Annual Passholders Disney offers free Photopass downloads on select passes as well.
The Celebration also include special limited-time Wilderness Explorers Badge Locations. By joining the Wilderness Explorer program guests will be able to get more close with nature and the wild. To earn the coveted badges, first you should take the Wilderness Explorer pledge get a field guide issued from the respective headquarters in the Park. The Wilderness Explorer Program offers a great opportunity explore and experience Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
The special 20 th anniversary celebration also offers an intimate dining experience. Don’t forget to try the special-edition lunch menu at Tiffins. Moreover, you can shop for special merchandise as well. Select and your favorite commemorative 20th Anniversary merchandise.