Walt Dated World
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Animal Kingdom only opened in 1998 but it already has made contributions to Walt Dated World. In fact, two contributions were made before the park even officially opened! The burnt knights in front of the dragon cave on the shore of Discovery River and the slaughtered "Big Red" elephant in Kilimanjaro Safaris were removed after complaints during park previews.
Another part of the safari that has gone to Walt Dated World is the gun-toting cast member who used to telling passing safari vehicles that "Little Red's OK!". The cast member later held a walkie-talkie before being removed for good. The poacher story line was removed completely from the attraction in 2012.
Beastly Bazaar: An Opening Day shop that sold various souvenirs. It closed in August of 2012 and in May of 2013 it became the Adventurers Outpost meet-and-greet area.
Camp Minnie-Mickey: This area of Animal Kingdom featured the Festival of the Lion King and Pocahontas and Her Forest Friends shows. There were also several character greeting spots. The camp closed in 2014 to make way for the Pandora land based on the Avatar film.
Conservation Station: Renamed Rafiki's Planet Watch in October of 2000.
Creature Comforts: An Opening Day shop that sold clothing, plush and other souvenir items, it closed on January 4, 2015 and reopened as a Starbucks location on June 19, 2015.
Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail: In July of 1998, the name was changed to Pangani Forest Exploration Trail.
Journey Into Jungle Book: This was the very first show performed at the Theater in the Wild from 1998-1999. It was replaced by Tarzan Rocks.
Tarzan Rocks: A stage show performed at the Theater in the Wild from July 2, 1999 to January 21, 2006.
Tusker House (format): An Opening Day restaurant that switched to buffet service in November of 2007.
Wonders of the Wild: This was the name of the Disney Outfitters shop from 1999-2001. It then reverted back to the original name, Disney Outfitters.
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