On April 22, 1998, when Disney's Animal Kingdom opened, it quickly amassed sharp criticism that it was seriously lean on attractions. The term "Half-Day Park" actually became sort of a motto - replacing Disney's "Whole New Species of Theme Park".
The size of DAK is in excess of 500 acres, or two kilometers squared. Certainly, the gate offers some exciting rides - Kilimanjaro Safaris, Kali River Rapids, Dinosaur - and newer rides such as Primeval Whirl, and the "Yeti recommended", Expedition Everest.
It's shows are world class. Audiences become completely immeresed and entertained by such productions as It's Tough To Be A Bug (housed inside the Tree of Life), Flights of Wonder, Festival of the Lion King, Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade, and the new Finding Nemo - The Musical.
Nearly 10 years after it's opening, would you characterize DAK as "A Half-Day Divirsion", or "A Half-Day Park - But An Exciting Experience That Captivates One's Interest", or "Closer To A Full-Day of Wild Encounters and Good-Natured Fun?
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