The Wonders of Africa. The allure of Asia. This is where millions travel to track exotic wildlife from Elephants to Gorilla’s to…….Dinosaurs? Celebrity, Fantasy, Endangered or Extinct, if it has to do with animals they will be here at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. (Quote from the Travel Channel)
Step in to a WORLD OF ADVENTURE where you will discover SIX LANDS OF WILDERNESS! Here you will discover Oasis, Discovery Island, Camp Minnie-Mickey, Africa, Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Asia and Dinoland U.S.A.
When you step through the Animal Kingdom gates you will be transported to another country. All that is around you is Africa. Beautiful, lush and wild. In this park most of the animals you see are real, not animatronics. There are hundreds of thousands of plants, tropical vegetation and is home to over 1600 animals throughout the park. Animal Kingdom is not a zoo, it is a celebration of animals.
FUN FACTS: Opened in 1998. Disney's Animal Kingdom has more than 4 million plants and trees. There are plants from every continent on Earth, except for Antarctica.
Animal Kingdom covers 500 acres of Central Florida and is Walt Disney World’s largest theme park.
It took almost 3 years to complete it at an estimated costs of $800 million dollars.
2,600 construction workers trucked in 4.4 million yards of dirt and laid more than 60 miles of plumbing.