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Animal Kingdom Expanding “Party for the Planet” to Celebrate Park’s 20th Anniversary with New Food Booths, Tours, & More

Every year, Disney’s Animal Kingdom celebrates Earth Day and the park’s anniversary with Party for the Planet, a few-day long celebration where guests could find extra opportunities to explore the natural wonders of Disney’s Animal Kingdom park, thanks to a variety of enhanced park offerings, including interactive activities, entertainment, enhanced animal encounters, commemorative photo options and merchandise.

In 2018, Disney will greatly expand this event in both number of days it is offered and in the overall number of experiences for guests.

Events getting added to the lineup this year include:

  • New menu items at festival booths all over the park
  • Character dance parties
  • New backstage tours of Rafiki’s Planet Watch and animal care facilities
  • “Tiffins Talks” – meals at Tiffins offering a chance to learn about the park and its animals

The event will still begin on April 22nd, 2018, but will last much longer than in previous years. No official dates have been announced yet, but Disney is expected to announce the expanded Party for the Planet this week.

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3 years ago

Thanks for reminding me that my namesake was downgraded to dwarf planet 2006. The earth is such a diva.