Earth Day Activities
April 22, 2009

Party for the Planet at Disney's Animal Kingdom
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Guests can learn more about wildlife and how they help the environment by visiting activity tables throughout the park, with a special focus at Rafiki's Planet Watch.

Specific "Party for the Planet" offerings are:

-- Jiminy Cricket meet-and-greets at the main entrance (in the morning) and at Rafiki's Planet Watch (in the afternoon)

--Welcome tables at the main entrance will inform Guests about the day's events and environmental post cards will be available. (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)

--Guests can "Build a Crocodile" at DinoLand, U.S.A., near the American crocodile habitat

--Guests can participate in "Bird vs. Bat Trivia" in the Asia section of the park, at end of Maharajah Jungle Trek

--Guests can enjoy a "Supermarket Sweep" activity in the Africa section of the park

--Visit Rafiki's Planet Watch to see Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, Sylvania compact fluorescent, and hybrid vehicle displays; watch a ladybug release on the pathway to Conservation Station; learn how to make a toad abode; listen to music by Guitar Dan; or watch the talents of a chalk artist creating work near the train station.

Celebrating premiere of Disneynature's earth

Disney's Animal Kingdom also will join in the celebration of the first film in the Disneynature series, earth, which debuts on Earth Day (April 22). The film, narrated by James Earl Jones, tells the remarkable story of three animal families - polar bear, whale, elephant - and their amazing journey across the planet. Visit AMC Theatres Pleasure Island 24 at Downtown Disney to see the film.

In honor of this environmentally focused film, Guests will see earth banners, billboards and posters at Rafiki's Planet Watch. Guests also will be able to view clips from the film in various locations throughout the park, including at three film camps, where they also can talk with Cast Members about the film. Guests also will be able to see clips of the film inside Conservation Station.

Conservation Station will play host to an activity that showcases the three animal families featured in earth. Four different earth buttons will be given away to Guests at four activity tables. Three of the buttons will depict the animals showcased in the film and a fourth will feature earth logo.