Last week, more than 1,400 Disney Parks Blog readers voted to name this year’s loggerhead turtles who will be released as a part of the Tour De Turtles event at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort on July 28.
Today we’re happy to share that we will hold a #DisneyParksLIVE stream of Tour De Turtles live on the Disney Parks Blog on July 28, starting at 7:50 a.m. ET.
Tour de Turtles teams up our Disney’s Animals, Science & Environment Team with the Sea Turtle Conservancy to celebrate two loggerheads’ great migration and track their journey from nesting on the beach to their foraging grounds. As part of Disney’s overall commitment to sea turtle conservation, the team regularly monitors sea turtle nesting activity on several miles of beach near Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, which happens to be one of the most active sea turtle nesting areas in Florida.
This year, the event is taking on a Toy Story Land theme – just as guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are invited to “play big” in Andy’s backyard, conservation efforts at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort encourage guests to care for those animals – big and small – who live in their own backyards.
The turtle names our readers chose were inspired by female “Toy Story” characters. Be sure to tune in to find out the winning names to witness this amazing conservation moment in action!