Step Inside This Forbidden Disney Park That’s Been Left To Decay In Florida

Anyone who’s ever been to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida knows it truly is an amazing experience designed to create memories to last a lifetime. But most people don’t know that Animal Kingdom had a predecessor that’s now abandoned and rotting in plain sight inside Disney World.

When the Disney World theme park first opened in 1971, the master plans included an animal park with a pirate theme. Part of Walt Disney’s original aquisition for his fantasy theme park of tomorrow included an oasis named Bay Lake, which has an island in it. That island is where the first animal park at Disney World was located.

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Do you have any great ideas of what Disney can do with this abandoned island? We’d love to know in our comments!

Want to see more abandoned spots in Florida? Nature Is Reclaiming This One Abandoned Spot In Florida And It’s Actually Amazing.