Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates 15th Anniversary on April 22, 2013

wdw-ak-15thannlogoHard 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.

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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