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Disneynature Presents Party for the Planet at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this Weekend


In celebration of Earth Day, Disneynature will present Party for the Planet at Disney’s Animal Kingdom April 21-23.  During this three-day event, Disney will celebrate nature and their commitment to conservation.

If you plan on visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom this weekend, Disney has provided the following tips:

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  • Pick up a Party for the Planet Times Guide when you enter the park to help you plan the day.
  • Choose how you will “see nature” and tell the story of your day at the park. In the Oasis, select one of 10 different animal cut-outs (while supplies last) to enhance your experience while raising awareness of the animals Disney Conservation Fund is helping protect through our Reverse the Decline Increase the Time initiative.
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  • Along Maharajah Jungle Trek in Asia, take part in an activity focused on snow leopards, one of the amazing animals featured in Disneynature “Born in China.” You can also pick up a free activity packet (while supplies last) based on the film. This is posted below if you want to get a head start!
  • Disney PhotoPass photographers will create a special Magic Shot image based on “Born in China” and will have fun Earth Day props you can use to enhance your photos.
  • Treat yourself to a specialty Party for the Planet chocolate cupcake with chocolate mousse filling and buttercream icing at Creature Comforts and Isle of Java in Discovery Island or panda-themed cookies and candy apples at Zuri’s Sweets Shop in Africa.
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  • Shop special vendors in Discovery Island and Africa who are here for our Earth Day celebrations.
  • Be sure to arrive at “Flights of Wonder” early for special conservation-themed pre-shows and opportunities to meet a Disney veterinarian.
  • Show your animal side with face painters and caricature artists at Conservation Station.
  • Embrace the adventure! There are more than two dozen other family-friendly experiences and special interactions with our animal care experts and education instructors planned throughout the park, so relax, celebrate nature and enjoy Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Have fun and don’t forget to share your photos on social media using #DisneyAnimals!




First Look at Satu’li Canteen’s Specialty Beverages


One of the things we are most looking forward to when Pandora – The World of Avatar opens is the unique food and beverage items which will be offered in the land.  You can take a look at those previously shared options here.  Today Disney gave us a sneak peek at some of the specialty beverages which will be served at Satu’li Canteen, Pandora’s quick-service restaurant.  Let’s take a look!

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First, we have the Pandoran Sunrise which  is a non-alcoholic mix of tropical Juices blended with Powerade Melon.  This drink will match the “pods” (bao buns) and bowls which will be served at the restaurant and will be available in a souvenir Satu’li Canteen Flute Flask.

The Mo’ara Frozen Margarita is a frozen drink with Sauza Conmemorativo Añejo Tequila with strawberry and blood orange flavor topped with strawberry boba balls which is also available in a souvenir mug.

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Next, wine by the glass served is Banshee, named after Pandora’s mountain banshee from the Flight of the Passage experience. This is a small Napa Valley winery which offers a Banshee Chardonnay and Banshee Pinot Noir. There’s also a refreshing Dreamwalker Sangria available with a splash Blue Curaçao.

Two ales are on the menu including Hawkes’ Grog Ale with a fruity hop character (a taste of apricot and peach, a hint of wheat on the finish), and Mo’ara High Country Ale, a malty amber ale with the aroma of herbal spice hops and tastes of caramel, toffee, and nuts.  Both the Hawkes’ Grog Ale and the Mo’ara High Country Ale are on tap, with the option of the souvenir mug.

Finally, next door to Satu’li Canteen you will find the Pongu Pongu walk-up window which will serve the Night Blossom frozen drink.  This is a non-alcoholic mixture of limeade with apple and desert pear flavors topped with passion fruit boba balls. You can also get this drink in a souvenir Pongu Pongu mug with a glow cube.

Pandora – The World of Avatar officially opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 27, 2017.


Jiminy Cricket to Meet Guests at Rafiki’s Planet Watch April 21 & 22


In celebration of Earth Day, Jiminy Cricket will meet guests at Rafiki’s Planet Watch Friday, April 21 and Saturday April 22.  This is a great opportunity for guests who will be visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom this weekend as Jiminy Cricket is considered a rare character to meet.

VIDEO: Populating Pandora – The World of Avatar with Plants & Animals

Maharajah Jungle Trek Tiger Exhibit Closed for Refurbishment


The Maharajah Jungle Trek tiger exhibit at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be closed through May 5, 2017.  During this time, the tigers will be backstage and guests will not be able to view them.  The rest of the Maharajah Jungle trek will not be affected.

For a complete list of current and upcoming refurbishments at Walt Disney World Resort, please visit out refurbishment page.