“Speak Like A Whale Day” Is June 11 + New Free Finding Dory Activity Sheets
Get ready to test your language skills because on Saturday, June 11, 2016 Disney Parks will celebrate Speak Like a Whale Day.
Taking a cue from everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, and her new friends Bailey, a beluga whale who is convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz, and Destiny, a nearsighted whale shark, guests can learn to speak the language while taking part in some whale-sized fun.
Guests can celebrate in a number of ways:
- Guests at Disneyland Resort in California, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disney Cruise Line ships will receive a complimentary button to celebrate the day on June 11 (while supplies last).
- At the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort, families can dive into “undersea” themed activities, including a live DJ, games and giveaways. Young guests can attend “Whale Speak University” and give speaking the language a try.
- At The Seas with Nemo & Friends in Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort, guests can learn about the real-life counterparts of the characters from the film and see them in their massive 5.7-million-gallon saltwater aquarium home. Experts from Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment Team will be on hand throughout the day to help guests find Dory and her friends and get a closer look at their world.
- Dory and some of her new friends from Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” have joined Crush at theTurtle Talk with Crush attraction at Epcot and Disney California Adventure park. Guests can meet Destiny the whale shark, Bailey the beluga whale and Hank the “septopus.”
Check out this video from two of the stars from “Finding Dory,” Ty Burrell and Kaitlin Olson trying out their best whale voices.
It’s all happening Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Disney Parks when it time to celebrate “Speak Like a Whale Day” and don’t forget next Friday, June 17 Finding Dory swims into theaters everywhere but while you’re waiting for the return of everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, right now on Disney.com/FindingDory, you can find a free downloadable activity packet developed by our Animals, Science and Environment Education Team that includes fun games and recycling-craft ideas. My favorite is the “Speak Like a Whale” activity, in which you work with two of Dory’s new friends, Destiny and Bailey, to decode their “whale-speak.” There is also a terrific educator’s guide and the pet ownership document above that are also available for download.
To learn more about some of the animals at the Walt Disney World Resort, including sharks, rays, sea turtles and coral reefs, visit DisneyAnimals.com or download all of these fun guides and project selections right here! Simply right click to save them to your own computer and let the fun begin.
There’s still time to brush up on your whale-speak before June 11-join in the fun and swim along with all of us.