Hard to believe, but Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be celebrating its 15th anniversary on April 22, 2013 – which also happens to be Earth Day.
They have a slew of special events and opportunities for guests to enjoy throughout the day, including:
Special opening ceremony – Meet at the Tree of Life at 8:40 a.m., to hear from Josh D’Amaro, Vice President of Disney’s Animal Kingdom; Dr. Jackie Ogden, Vice President of Animals, Science and Environment.
Earth Day “Party for the Planet” festivities – Special interactive activities that focus on animals and nature will take place throughout the park from 9am-5pm.
Artists and other vendors will present their work in Africa and on Discovery Island, which will be available for purchase.
Opportunity to purchase special 15th anniversary merchandise, available in limited quantities.
Special food & beverage.
The 15th anniversary celebration is included with regular park admission.
I remember visiting the park right before it opened in 1998, and it’s grown into quite a fun park, especially if you love animals.
The Orlando Science Center is fun for kids of all ages, so you’ll definitely want to visit this Saturday, April 23, 2011, when they host their Earth Day event.
Little ones will delight in eco-activities in the KidsTown preschool area while adults can enjoy behind-the-scenes Green Building tours including the facility’s new 144 panel solar array and cutting edge new HVAC system.
On level four, guests can indulge in delicious s’mores that they create using solar ovens or check out water conservation experiments in Dr. Dare’s Lab. Special guest artist Dale Wayne will work with visitors of all ages to create artwork out of recycled plastic containers.
And if the kids get sick of all the nature exhibits, the Curious George exhibit is also running at the OSC.
Teaming with Walmart, the Orlando Science Center is offering a special discounted admission for the day – only $5 for everyone. Regular admission is $17 for adults and $12 for kids, so that’s quite a savings.