Orlando theme parks celebrate the Earth every day but this April 22, they will go the extra mile with parties, conservation efforts and animal meet-and-greets. Here are 5 ways to celebrate Earth Day at Orlando theme parks:
1. Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s Party for the Planet
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates its 20th anniversary on Earth Day, April 22. In honor of both events, the Orlando theme park will host an extended Party for the Planet celebration April 22-May 5. During the event, guests can enjoy backstage experiences at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, special photo opportunities and more. Kids can earn a limited-edition badge as part of the Wilderness Explorer program and Tiffins full-service restaurant will offer six different Tiffins Talks. The special celebration will also feature the “I Was There” merchandise collection. The graphic includes silhouettes of animals, attractions and icons form the park. A limited release pin also includes the anniversary logo and features Mickey Mouse and friends dressed in safari gear.
2. Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Learn how to plant your very own garden this Earth Day during the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. The annual Walt Disney World event runs now through May 28 and is such a beautiful way to celebrate the Earth and all of her beauty. The event features gardens, topiaries, outdoor kitchens, and plenty of learning opportunities from the experts.
3. SeaWorld Orlando
SeaWorld Orlando will also kick off the new event Just for Kids on April 21. Families will be able to enjoy dancing and learning about everybody’s favorite furry, finned and slippered friends during these special weekends.
4. SeaLife Orlando
SeaLife Aquarium is home to 5,000 creatures from deep under the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans but it is the aquariums conservation efforts that really excite us this Earth Day. SeaLife Orlando offers the “Breed. Rescue. Protect.” Conservation Program that helps protect marine life and their environment. The conservation initiatives include rescuing sick and injured seals and turtles and rehabilitating them, campaigning for marine protected areas to be set up and running global breeding programs for thirteen species of endangered rays and seahorses.
5. Busch Gardens Tampa
This Earth Day, surround yourself with animals and nature at Busch Gardens Tampa. Get up-close and personal with some of the park’s most popular animals and see how they live in the wild. Busch Gardens Tampa also hosts special projects throughout the year like composting and recycling, the Rising Tide Conservation project and the Tampa Bay Watch Oyster Restoration project.