Disney’s Animal Kingdom became the fourth installment of the Walt Disney World Resort in the Orlando Florida area. on Earth Day, April 22nd of 1998. It brings together the elements of a zoo with world class entertainment with shows, rides, restaurants, characters and tons of fun stuff to do and see.
With the Tree of Life as the icon for the park, Disney, as usual, exceeds expectations. Disney's Animal Kingdom is an accredited Zoo and it puts research, conservation and animals care at it's forefront.
Michael Eisner’s dedication reads, “Welcome to a kingdom of animals... real, ancient and imagined: a kingdom ruled by lions, dinosaurs and dragons; a kingdom of balance, harmony and survival; a kingdom we enter to share in the wonder, gaze at the beauty, thrill at the drama, and learn.”