PHOTOS: “Secrets of the Whales” Sand Sculpture Debuts at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The latest in a series of amazing 40-ton sand sculptures at Disney’s Animal Kingdom has beached at the Discovery Island Stage. Right in time for the Earth Month celebrations, this sculpture showcases a new National Geographic series entitled “Secrets of the Whales.” It premieres exclusively on Disney+ on April 22nd, which is Earth Day.


The whales replace the Raya and the Last Dragon sand sculpture.


The show will explore five species of whales: humpbacks, narwhals, sperm whales, belugas, and orcas. The narwhal (right) and the humpback whale (center) are featured in the sculpture.

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The detailed sculpture took artisans two days to craft from 40 tons of sand. That’s two-fifths the weight of a blue whale!


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