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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Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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