Disney's Animal Kingdom 20th Anniversary

It's a Jungle Out There

Donald's Dino Bash

Donald has recently found out that his ancestors were actually dinosaurs. And to mark this unexpected discovery, he’s transformed the land into a celebration for the ages!

New Interactive Character in Pandora

The first ever pilot of the Pandora Utility Suit will begin meeting with guests as part of the celebrations.

UP! A Great Bird Adventure

Flock together with Russell, Dug and their fine-feathered friends for an informative foray into bird-watching.

Special Merchandise

Special 20th Anniversary merchandise is now on sale!

Party For the Planet

Rafiki’s Planet Watch will take center stage for the celebration, which will offer backstage experiences that allow guests to learn about animal nutrition, visit the veterinary hospital, or hear how Disney promotes global wildlife conservation.

A Path Less Traveled Tour

During this tour, you’ll receive an insider's glimpse at what goes into making the magic of nature come to life at the park. Highlights include:

A Visit to Rafiki's Planet Watch – Go backstage and learn about the animal care program at our state-of-the-art veterinary hospital. You’ll also get a behind-the-scenes peek at the Animal Nutrition Center—the meal prep headquarters for more than 1,500 animal residents.

Birds Nest Exploration – Play conservationist and check on the homes of the purple martins, a species that migrates here every year.
Unforgettable Elephant Encounters – Delve into the wondrous world of our park's largest inhabitants during a one-hour Caring for Giants tour.

VIP Viewing of Rivers of Light – Watch the park’s newest nighttime show along the water from the comfort of a premium seat.

Schedule and Pricing
Length: Experiences are spread out throughout the day
Check-In: Tour begins at 11:00 AM; check-in at Curiosity Animal Tours Kiosk at 10:30 AM
Price: $59

How to Book – Reserve this tour by calling, (407) WDW-PLAY or (407) 939-7529

Note: A snack option will also be provided during the day.


Other activities and offerings include:

  • Guests can also commemorate their anniversary visit to the theme park with special photo opportunities, and kids can earn a limited-edition badge as part of the Wilderness Explorer program.
  • Six different Tiffins Talks, themed dinners hosted by animal experts at Tiffins full-service restaurant will be available to guests who want to learn more about the animal residents at the park.
  • Limited-edition merchandise will also be available for purchase, with one piece being a special-edition print created by renowned Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde. (He will be available to sign prints on April 22 from 1-4 p.m. at Discovery Trading Company. Quantities are limited).

20th Anniversary News