Animal Kingdom Earth Month with Disney 2023

Animal Kingdom Earth Month with Disney 2023

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 at Disney in April and activites happen all month long! 

Animal Kingdom’s 25th Anniversary

Celebrating Planet Earth all month long, Animal Kingdom is also celebrating its 25th Birthday.

Animal Kingdom 25th Anniversary Merchandise

Disney’s Animal Kingdom 25th Anniversary collection is available starting April 21 for a limited time at Island Mercantile, Discovery Trading Company, and Mombasa Marketplace.

Animal Kingdom 25th Anniversary Snacks

New items debuting throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom exclusively on April 22 include the Colossal Elephant Roll and the 25th Anniversary Alive with Magic Cupcake. At Tiffins Restaurant, guests can enjoy a 25th Anniversary Dessert Platter, or they can dig into a 25th Anniversary Earth Tart at Tusker House Restaurant.

Animal Kingdom 25th Anniversary Photo Pass Ops

Starting April 16, Disney PhotoPass Service will offer photo ops in celebration of Earth Month and the park’s 25th anniversary! You can enjoy special props, Magic Shots and more to celebrate when you visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

In the spirit of sustainability, the 25th anniversary sign prop is made completely out of recycled materials, including upcycled sign backers as well as cast member costumes and patches.

Animal Kingdom 50th Anniversary Statues

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 their 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! 

During the month of April, you can learn to draw characters like Dumbo, Terk from “Tarzan,” Crush or Bruce from “Finding Nemo,” Tigger from “Winnie the Pooh”  or Simba from “The Lion King”! Adventure doesn’t stop there though; from April 16 to April 23, Wilderness Explorers have the opportunity to earn a special badge by completing a limited-time nature challenge.

pocahontas character cavalcade at disney animal kingdom

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. Available March 28- April 30, 2023. 

Bee Hive Mousse Dome | Creature Comforts

Honey mousse on top of a brownie base with sugar bees and white chocolate honeycomb 

Flamingo Cupcake | Flame Tree Barbecue

Flamingo Cupcake: Strawberry cake, strawberry compote filling, guava buttercream, pink crispy pearls, sugar flamingo, and white chocolate wings

Elephant Cupcake | Pizzafari, Restaurantosaurus

Elephant Cupcake: Graham cracker cake, pineapple filling with matcha buttercream, crispy pearls, and a stunning white chocolate elephant celebrating Earth Month (New)

Gorilla Falls Sundae | Tamu Tamu

Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail Sundae: Brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, and trail crunch mix topped with a white chocolate image of Kejana (New)

Roasted Mushroom & Leek Pizza | Terra Treats

Roasted Mushroom & Leek Pizza: Plant-based offering with IMPOSSIBLE Meatballs, roasted mushrooms, braised leeks, and a dash of truffle oil (New) (Plant-based)

Animal Kingdom Earth Day Specialty 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. 

Rum and Pineapple Cocktail | Dawa Bar

Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, Blue Curaçao Liquor, sour mix, pineapple juice garnish with pineapple wedge showcasing the ocean. The drink takes its name “bahari” from the Swahili word for “ocean.”

Bubbling Pink Lagoon |  Flame Tree Barbecue

Bubbling Pink Lagoon: Strawberry lemonade, Sprite, and kiwi flavoring (Also available with glow cube and available with vodka for guests 21 and over) 

Gin and Bitters Cocktail | Nomad Lounge

Gin and Bitters Cocktail: Cruxland Gin, bitters, and soda water garnished with a lemon wheel and honey simple syrup Inspired by the use of strategically placed beehives to protect the crops of African farmers from elephants (New)

Vivia Gaia Tonic | Pizzafari

Viva Gaia Tonic: Minute Maid Zero Sugar Lemonade, Sprite, and cotton candy flavor with mint leaves (Also available with glow cube and available with vodka for guests 21 and over)(New)

Tusker House Earth Month Menu

A specialty Bee Mini-cupcake is included with the buffet at Tusker House Restaurant in Animal Kingdom and there is a slew of new Planet-Friendly, Plant-Based items on the menu. Including Cauliflower Bunny Chow, Black-eyed Pea Salad, IMPOSSIBLE Bobotie, Feisty Green Beans, Tandoori Tomatoes, Carrot and Chickpea Salad, Jollof Rice with Plant-based Sausage, Garlic-leek Hummus, and Harira Soup

Disney Resort Earth Month Snacks

Cactus Cake | The Mara Animal Kingdom Lodge

Cactus Cake: Chocolate cake, peanut butter filling, strawberry jam, and buttercream (New)

Chaat | Sanaa Animal Kingdom Lodge

Chaat: Seasonal vegetables from The Land at EPCOT and potato croquette with chana masala, kale pakora, tamarind, coriander chutney, and coconut raita (New) (Plant-based

Specialty Cocktails | Select Disney Resort Restaurants

Available at California Grill, Jiko: The Cooking Place, Boma: Flavors of Africa, Victoria Falls, Flying Fish, Belle Vue Lounge, and AbracadaBAR (Available April 1 through May 31) and Select Pool Bars. 

  • Honeycomb Cocktail: A tribute to global conservation through bee pollination featuring Four Roses Bourbon, lemon juice, and honey garnished with a dehydrated blood orange and honeycomb (New)
  • Cucumber Gimlet: Inspired by bright, refreshing flavors of spring and garden vegetables like cucumber, lime juice, and simple syrup topped with soda water with a chili-lime rim and cucumber garnish (New)

wilderness explorers at walt disney world

Animal Kingdom Earth Day Games

Animal Kingdom Wilderness Explorers Earth Day Nature Badge

Add another specialty game to our Fun and Free Disney Games List! 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 2023

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 2023 limited-edition 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! Keep an eye out for animal babies on the savanna which can be seen on Disney’s Kilimanjaro Safari! And new babies across the park, just in time for Spring. 

New Disney PhotoPass Offerings for Earth Week at Disney's Animal Kingom

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.

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. 

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. 

Disney Nature Natalie Portman


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. 

Disney Nature Meghan Markle


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 nature earth day

Disney Earth Day Lesson Plans

Want to really dive in this month to all things Nature? Grab Disneynatures Educator Guide 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. 

Animal Kingdom Earth Day Plans


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