Happy Birthday Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

disneys animal kingdom newsIt’s hard to believe, but today, Disney’s Animal Kingdom turns 18. The newest of Walt Disney World’s four theme parks, and the world’s largest theme park in the world (by acreage), opened on Earth Day, April 22, 1998.

After 18 years, the old park is more popular than ever with new hours, new attractions and new restaurants about to open next month and a massive Avatar Land slated to open next year.

Happy birthday Animal Kingdom. Looking forward to many more enjoyable visits for years to come!

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I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us and DisneyEverything.com My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back but was deepened by two semi-recent developments:1) The birth of my son (who is now 6 years old and can't get enough Disney); and 2) Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm/Star Wars (did I mention I was a super Star Wars geek?)I recently came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching it with my son, so it only made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it.