Celebrating Earth Month at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Every story needs a great setting, and that setting – whether it’s a lush jungle, snowy mountain, or picturesque beach – deserves to be protected. At Disney parks and resorts, our efforts to protect the planet for future generations are part of our story every day. It’s one of the reasons why caring for the environment has always been a part of our heritage.

Earth Month is a special time for us to celebrate that heritage – it reminds us that conservation and environmentalism are part of the way we do business…and we encourage our guests and Cast Members to be part of those efforts too!

Here are just a few of the ways we’re celebrating Earth Month at our domestic parks and resorts – and tomorrow, look for how we’re celebrating internationally!

  • April 22 isn’t just Earth Day – it’s also the 15th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort. We’re inviting guests to join the celebration at Party for the Planet and visit stations throughout the park featuring fun activities for families designed to connect them with wildlife. Guests can also meet Disney Cast Members who work on conservation projects around the world!
  • Disney Cruise Line will celebrate Earth Month with its annual Walk for Wildlife, which gives guests and Crew Members an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors both onboard the ships and at Castaway Cay while raising funds for the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. The walks will take place on sailings that occur during the week of April 22.
  • On Earth Day, Aulani Cast Members will have the opportunity to VoluntEAR at Ka’ala Cultural Learning Center, a farm and agricultural education center in Wai’anae Valley. They will plant taro, a native plant known as kalo in Hawaiian, and learn more about the Hawaiian culture, helping the center continue to teach children about the islands’ natural heritage and traditions.

  • The Disneyland Resort was a partner in the annual Children’s Water Education Festival, an interactive event that gave more than 7,000 Southern California elementary school children an opportunity to learn about water protection, treatment, and conservation through fun and engaging activities. In addition to the water festival event, Disney Cast Member VoluntEARS will plant a garden with children from the Orange County Boys and Girls Club in partnership with Inside the Outdoors on April 20.