Celebrating Earth Day 2018 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Celebrating Earth Day 2018

Guests can honor Earth Day 2018 by participating in ‘Party for the Planet’ activities at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on April 22 – May 5, 2018. [Earth Day is April 22, 2018.]

DAK’s Dedication Rock, April 22, 1998.

FYI:  Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened on Earth Day, April 22, 1998.

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Party for the Planet #DisneyAnimals

Party for the Planet is “a fun and festive way to connect with nature and be inspired to protect our planet” through a variety of special offerings at Animal Kingdom, including opportunities to explore the nature and wildlife of the park.

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Special DAK cupcakes this week.

Guests visiting over April 22 – May 5th can pick up a Party for the Planet Times Guide when entering the park to help plan your the day. While at the Oasis, guests can also select one of 10 different animal cut-outs and they are encouraged to take photos for sharing on social media using the hashtag #DisneyAnimals.

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New LE DAK Magic Band for 2018 available April 20, 2018.

Event Highlights

Connect with nature and wildlife at this annual Earth Day event from April 22 to May 5, 2018.

Discover a variety of enhanced park offerings during this glorious celebration, including:

  • A Special Welcome Celebration for the 20th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park and Earth Day – See this festive kick-off for Party for the Planet on Earth Day (April 22) in front of the Tree of Life, featuring music, dancers and some of your favorite Disney Characters!
  • Exclusive Disney PhotoPass Opportunities ̶ “Step in” to a photo opportunity exclusive to the 20th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom park! Throughout the park, you’ll find Disney PhotoPass frames that are part of the “Reverse the Decline” campaign and highlight animals supported by the Disney Conservation Fund.
  • Special Wilderness Explorers Badge Location ̶ Wilderness Explorers will have a special limited-time badge location helping Guests learn how to better connect with nature while on vacation―and once they return home.
  • Rafiki’s Planet Watch Backstage Experiences ̶ Meet our animal ambassadors, participate in unique mini-tours, learn about animal nutrition, visit the state-of-the-art veterinary hospital, hear how Disney promotes global wildlife conservation and much more!

Plus, look for commemorative 20th Anniversary merchandise, a special-edition lunch menu at Tiffins, themed treats throughout the park and new Penny Press designs celebrating the Disney Conversation Fund—all available for a limited time.

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Celebrating Earth Day with my Disney bff, Ricky.

And, there will be special characters at the meet and greet:

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Jiminy Cricket only comes out on Earth Day weekend!

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At the Tree of Life with my DCP Alumni Magic Band.

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Tree of Life Cupcake, $5.19. Well worth it!

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Jiminy Cricket at DAK last year.  He was out at Planet Rafiki all weekend this year.

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On safari. #PartyForThePlanet

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My new Earth Day 2018 earrings!  I love them!

 

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April 21,2018: Brand new DAK gift cards available only this weekend! Made of real wood!!!

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Special fun 20th anniversary merchandise!

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Final Note:  DAK has been mobbed in the early mornings because of Pandora.  It’s better to arrive at DAK mid- to late-morning, after 10am, to avoid long wait lines at the main entrance.

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Spring Break 2018 – April 4, 2018:  DAK entrance is mobbed with people waiting to get into Pandora.

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April 25, 2018: The wait line for Flight of Passage!!!! 😦

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Throwback Thursday! Our visit visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney.

Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Cast Member of the Month

Cast Member of the Month

Caroline was recognized for her outstanding fundraising efforts on behalf of DWCF. She was interviewed by her manager and the interview and her photo posted in three places, including the Cast Member breakroom.

What’s your favorite animal?
The Blue Whale.

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What drives you to support DWCF?
It is a great cause and it raises awareness about animals worldwide.

What techniques do you use when approaching Guests about DWCF?
I ask all the Guests for their change to support DWCF efforts. I sometimes joke with them and tell them that they are going to lose it on Everest (the roller coaster ride at Animal Kingdom) anyway! 🙂

Her earlier blog about Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2013/10/06/disney-worldwide-conservation-fund/

My award.

My award.

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Blue whale cookies – yes, please!!!

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http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Mouse-Tale-Elly-Collins/dp/1941500110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430687055&sr=1-1&keywords=two+girls+and+a+mouse+tale

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins
We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.
We included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney.
Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.