Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. It opened on April 22, 1998. Covering more than 500 acres (2 kmę¸) in size, it is themed around live animals and extinct dinosaurs. The park's advertising makes frequent use of the made-up word "nahtazu", pronounced "not a zoo," to emphasize that it offers more than animal displays and that the it aims for more of an, open and free 'safari' feel in regard to the animals.

Disney's Animal Kingdom is a work in progress. It is centered around the Tree of LIfe, a hand carved tree with over 325 animals carved into the trunk of the tree. Inside the Tree of Life is the 3-d Movie "It's Tought to be a Bug!". Other great attractions include Kilimanjaro Safaris, a safari in an open air vehicle, Kali River Rapis, a wild white water rafting ride, Dinosaur, a trip back into the time of the dinosaurs and the Festival of the Lion King. There are several live shows featuring performances by animals, a petting zoo and a couple of nature walks featuring gorillas, lions and other exotic animals. Expedition Everest, scheduled to open early in 2006, is a high speed roller coaster through the Himilayas in a run away cargo train.


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