If you are lucky enough to be at Animal Kingdom on the 22nd April you will be able to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Here are a few of the details of what’s planned for the park’s anniversary. 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; and Joe Rohde, Senior Vice President of Walt Disney Imagineering Creative. Make sure you arrive early for this! Earth Day “Party for the Planet” festivities – Special interactive activities that focus on animals and nature will take place throughout the park from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Artists and other vendors will present their work on in Africa and on Discovery Island, with their work available for purchase. Opportunity to purchase special 15th anniversary merchandise, available in limited quantities. Special food & beverage.