Animal Kingdom is the largest park at the Walt Disney World Resort with plans for it to increase in size with Avatarland planned in the near future. Already construction is taking place to move Festival of the Lion King closer to Africa, a section of the park, to make room for Avatarland.
Over the years, Animal Kingdom fought the reputation of being an overrated zoo and Mickey could be found advertising that it was "Natazu". Even today, some guests refer to Animal Kingdom as a "half-day park" most likely due to it closing earlier than other parks and no nighttime spectacular with fireworks. But even without nighttime hours, after all the animals do need to sleep, or fireworks which would spook the animals, Disney's Animal Kingdom is full of treasures and we seem to never be done exploring.
|Thumper and Miss Bunny|
Kids need to blow off some steam? Take them to The Boneyard, a giant playground with slides, climbing features, and pit to dig up dinosaur bones. While The Boneyard has two sections--you get to the other side by walking through the dinosaur skeleton, it only has one entrance and exit. Go head, explore!
Obviously Disney's Animal Kingdom has offered our family many memories and we hope is it has for yours too. And, we wish Animal Kingdom a very Happy Birthday and look forward to its new offerings over the years to come.