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Navigating Our Animal Kingdom Site


DAK - Updates
Details of changes and updates at Animal Kingdom; other links.
DAK - Entrance
The escorted photo tour starts here.
DAK - The Oasis
The Oasis - the 'main street' of Animal Kingdom.
DAK - Safari Village
Safari Village - the hub of Animal Kingdom.
DAK - March of the ARTimals
Photos of the March of the ARTimals non-parade.
DAK - DinoLand
DinoLand U.S.A. - Countdown to Extinction; the Boneyard.
DAK - Discovery River
The Discovery River Taxi (formerly Boat Ride).
DAK - Asia
Asia: DAK's newest area.
DAK - Africa
Africa: Harambe village.
DAK - Kilimanjaro Safaris
The Kilimanjaro Safaris.
DAK - Pangani Forest
Pangani Forest Exploration Trail.
DAK - Conservation Station
Take the Wildlife Express to Conservation Station
DAK - Camp Minnie-Mickey
Festival of the Lion King. Virtual Tour ends here. Website links.
DAK - Guidebook
Full scans of the inside and outside of the Animal Kingdom July 13 Guidebook.
DAK - News
Press and Web news links about Animal Kingdom
DAK - News Clips
Press and Web news clips (text)
Walt Disney World Visit Tips
Hints and tips on visiting WDW from our experiences.
Walt Disney World - Hotels
Personal reviews and recommendations on staying at WDW
Saito Family News - March
March newsletter - Animal Kingdom personal pics.
Family Websites
Saito Family News home page
Monthly newsletter about our family.
Andrew & Ron's Coaster Page
Pictures of Orlando area coaster construction.
Tasha's German Shepherd Sports page
Home page for our German Shepherd Dogs.
North Halton Schutzhund club
Tasha & Killian's training club.
Ward 9 News
Pat's Mississauga Ward 9 Website.
Andrew's NEW World of Motion site
Memories of the Epcot World of Motion Pavilion.
WDW International Program
Andrew's experiences in this Disney program. NEW!

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What's New?

February 1, 1999

Pics from our Jan 24 DAK visit will be up early Feb. Maharajah re-opened. CM Kali previews. See Updates - FEB'99.

January 10, 1999

Crowds are returning to 'normal'. Night Safaris are finished for now. The River Taxis are gone again. Older hopper tickets now accepted at DAK. Rumors about Beastly Kingdom starting.
See January 99 section on the Updates page.

December 20, 1998

Asia's Maharajah Jungle Trek opened, and it looks like the Kali River Rapids (formerly Tiger Rapids Run) could soft open shortly. Kilimanjaro Night Safaris have started for a trial run over Christmas/New Years. See the December section on the Updates page.
Andrew's comments from his early December visit are in December Updates. Looks like a big push to get Asia open.
More photos from December have been added to Asia, Kilimanjaro Safari and Pangani Forest.

November 29, 1998

The boats on Discovery River are back! They're now called Discovery River Taxis. See the Updates page's November section.
Another month - another name change! This time it's Tiger Rapids Run. New photos have been added to Asia, Africa, Safari and other pages.

November 1, 1998

The monthly Update sections have been moved to a new Updates page , along with the map and other links. The site re-design has started, with smaller pictures for faster downloading. New photos will be added on the Kilimanjaro Safari, Africa and other pages. Thanks to Andrew for the new graphics and logos.

October 17,1998

Interested in what the Maharajah Jungle Trek and Tiger Rapids Run will be like when they open? Check out the new updates in the Asia section
Disney's next animated film, A Bug's Life premieres November 20th. Some of the characters will be familiar to those of you who experienced "It's Tough to be a Bug!". A USA 25 city mall tour to promote A Bug's Life has kicked off - you can check the A Bugs Life website for more details.

October 3,1998

The Discovery River Boats have disappeared - see the October Update.
The Secrets of the Animal Kingdom TV show has debuted! See the October Update

August 18,1998

There's a new trail at DAK - the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail (as noted below).
Pictures of the new signage and a new Asia area are now on this site this month.

August 2, 1998

The Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail has been renamed as the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail.
Why rename it? Probably because it has many more animals than gorillas, and also because the gorillas aren't always visible. Details in August Update.

July 19, 1998

The March of the Animals parade is now called The March of the Artimals and later renamed March of the ARTimals. See the story in the revised March of the ARTimals section
Some changes in Asia - new entertainment, and a December 1998 opening - are in the Asia section.
A new acronym for you - FOLK - see the July Update.
And the Guidebook section is new - full inside and outside scans of the July 13 Guidebook.

June 16, 1998

Updated, revised and expanded! Our Disney's Animal Kingdom Virtual Tour has completed a major update with more photos (now over 150) and many more pages. The larger attractions (Discovery River, The March of Animals parade, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Gorilla Falls, Conservation Station), and each land (The Oasis, Safari Village, Asia and Camp Minnie-Mickey added) have been placed on their own pages for easier downloading and browsing.

June 8, 1998

Andrew & I visited Animal Kingdom again on June 7th. See comments in June Update. The photos from this visit have been used to rebuild this site on June 15th. Thanks to Tripod for expanding homepage space.

May 31, 1998

An update on the CtX ride, and a hint on the best time to visit - see May Update.

May 25, 1998

Most of the pages have been updated with photos from Andrew (including a pic of Roy Disney & Michael Eisner) as well as references to the Summer 1998 issue of the Disney "New Park Opens - Disney's Animal Kingdom" Magazine.

May 10, 1998

Several new graphics have been added such as a copy of the April 21st "Grand Opening Celebration" pamphlet, and the April 21st Guidebook.
A new section has been added that is a full page scan of all of the sections of the April 21st Guidebook. You can read the descriptions and features of the park for yourself. Please note that there are about 1 Meg of JPG files in this section. (Note: See the July Update above - this scan has been replaced)

April 26, 1998

The Intro section has been updated with Grand Opening info. See the April Updates on changes to the Countdown to Extinction ride.
Also the NEWS Section has been added with press and website news info.


Opening Day Discussion: Michael & Roy at Harambe

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