Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia: Animal Kingdom Celebrates 15 Years

Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia: Animal Kingdom Celebrates 15 Years

Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia: Animal Kingdom Celebrates 15 Years


Did YOU know today’s Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia about Disney’s Animal Kingdom?

On this date, Earth Day, April 22, 1998, Walt Disney World Resort opened the gates to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park! It was always Walt Disney’s intention to have live animals in a Disney park. In fact, his original plans for Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise included live animals. However, the attraction’s logistics prevented it, and Walt and his Imagineers determined live animals would not provide the consistent show they desired, so Audio-Animatronic creatures were installed instead. (Via The Imagineering Field Guide to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.)

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Photo via Imagineering Field Guide to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Happy 15th Anniversary to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park!

 Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia: Animal Kingdom Celebrates 15 Years


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  • http://heidi-strawser.com Heidi Strawser

    I think Walt would be thrilled with Animal Kingdom, don’t you?

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      I think he would spend a lot of time there :)

      • http://heidi-strawser.com Heidi Strawser

        Absolutely, Jodi! I agree.

  • DisneyDayByDay

    I love that they brought in live animals to make the movies and ride animals that much more realistic. He’s a pretty brave man to be standing there with two tigers. :) Thanks for sharing and hosting the trivia!

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      No kidding! Walt was amazing! Thanks for linking up!

  • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

    I wish I could have met Walt! What a really cool guy! (Not to mention smart, creative, amazing…)

  • http://www.adisneymomsthoughts.com Beth Green

    love this bit of trivia!! :)

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      Thanks, Beth!

  • http://twitter.com/PixieDustSaving Pixie Dust Savings

    It would of been cool with live animals..but on the other hand the animatronics always show their faces. :)

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      That’s true! And they’re right up close. It would be a totally different experience with live animals.

  • http://www.facebook.com/karen.karnes.3 Karen Karnes

    I loved working at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!! I only sold snacks but I loved being able to see real live animals everyday!

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      What a fun place to work!

  • Nena Sinclair

    I wish I would have had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Walt Disney! The man was a genius and I’d love to have had the opportunity to get inside his head for just awhile, to learn from and understand what his thoughts and ideas came from!

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      Oh, me too! Just to sit at his feet and listen – I’d be fascinated!

  • Natalie L.

    When I went to Disney, Animal Knigdom was our favorite, would love to take the kids there again

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      Oh, you definitely should!

  • Tiffany Zavulunov

    Animal Kingdom is my favorite Disney Park! I just love the Safari ride & all the animals!!!

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      Awesome! I love the Safari too! So much fun!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kathy.black.79 Kathy Black

    I haven’t been to animal kingdom but I do enjoy the animatronic animals in the jungle cruise!

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      Those are so fun, but you really should get over to AK sometime!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1673298036 Pixel Berry

    Wow! This is a cool new fact I didn’t know before. :) I’m afraid to ask, but… are the tigers in the picture real?

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      Yes! The book doesn’t share more than, “Walt with a couple friends” ;)

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