PHOTOS: Meet & Greet Featuring Terk and Jane for Disney’s Animal Kingdom 25th Anniversary Earth Day Celebration

A rare meet and greet opportunity featuring Terk and Jane from “Tarzan” has popped up today at Disney’s Animal Kingdom 25th Anniversary Earth Day Celebration.

Terk and Jane from “Tarzan” Meet & Greet

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Many unique characters have made appearances at Disney’s Animal Kingdom as festivities for Earth Day and the park’s 25th anniversary began. Tinker Bell, Fawn, King Louie, and Baloo were out yesterday. According to Cast Members, the characters will change all week as part of the celebration.

Today, we spotted Terk and Jane from the Disney animated classic “Tarzan.” Terk is Tarzan’s best friend, and Jane is an ethnologist who travels to Africa to study gorillas in the movie. During the expedition, she meets Tarzan and Terk, and the rest is history.

All of the characters can be found at various times throughout the day on Discovery Island, across from Pizzafari and and beside the gardens surrounding the Tree of Life.

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We were told that there will be surprise characters popping up throughout the 25th Anniversary Earth Day Celebrations, so be sure to stay tuned to see who pops up next.

Which character do you hope to see at Disney’s Animal Kingdom? Let us know in the comments.

Rare Disney Characters Featured on Earth Month Flotillas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

To coincide with the upcoming Earth Day and 25th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the Discovery River Character Cruise has some new additions greeting guests today. Koda and Kenai from the film “Brother Bear” could be spotted cruising along this morning.


Between April 16 and April 23, an expanded array of unique characters are joining this Adventure Flotilla, who traverse the Animal Kingdom waterways — waving and interacting with visitors on the walkways as they pass through. The full announcement from Walt Disney World explains:

Mickey, Minnie and Scrooge McDuck are just some of the Disney Characters to be found on flotillas along the Discovery River in Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. Plus, from April 16 through 23, there will be unique Character appearances on the Discovery River Character Cruise—so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for these and additional Character experiences and sightings.

The Discovery River flotillas start and end in the Discovery River Amphitheater. They go completely around Discovery Island and are viewable from many areas in the park.

Check out our video of the flotilla below:

Animal Kingdom’s 25th Anniversary

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2023 is the 25th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and the park has already announced various special offerings, snacks, merchandise, and commemorations for the event.

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The Animal Kingdom 25th anniversary collection will be released at Island Mercantile, Discovery Trading Company, and Mombasa Marketplace on Earth Day, April 22. This is the same day the park had its grand opening in 1998. The assortment of products includes a Spirit Jersey, tumbler, pocket tee, and button-up shirts.

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Disney PhotoPass will offer both Earth Month and 25th anniversary photo ops around Animal Kingdom starting today. These include special props, Magic Shots, and more. Another highly anticipated photo op — the Moana meet and greet — will begin on April 22.

From April 16 to April 23, Wilderness Explorers have the chance to earn a special badge by completing a limited-time nature challenge. More information is available at any of the Wilderness Explorer locations.

Also, check out some of the special beverages and food items available throughout the park right now:

What are you most excited to see during these 25th anniversary Earth Day festivities? Let us know in the comments. 

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