"New Species of Theme Park." Disney's Animal Kingdom Marks 20-Year Anniversary in Special Earth Day Ceremonies

(April 22, 2018): Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., marks its 20th anniversary today, on Earth Day, April 22, 2018. A special celebration commemorated the day with Disney characters, entertainers and executives. Over the years, the theme park has grown to include new attractions, animal conservation programs, and day and nighttime experiences such as Pandora – The World of Avatar. Guests who have visited Disney’s Animal Kingdom have also helped the Disney Conservation Fund direct more than $70 million to reverse the decline of wildlife in more than half the countries around the world. Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened at Walt Disney World Resort on April 22, 1998. (David Roark, photographer)LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Disney’s theme park of exploration is a place unique in all the world. Here Walt Disney World guests can venture to the snowy flanks of Mt. Everest, raft down a rainforest river, view wildlife on an African savannah and travel light…