Orlando paper says coaster coming to Animal Kingdom

Posted Tuesday, December 19, 2000 8:30 PM | Contributed by Mr. Peanut

It appears that Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World will add Beastly Kingdom to the park in 2004. It will include a coaster based on mythical creatures.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 9:56 PM
WOO HOO! I can be drawing one minute, and grabbing a great Disney ride the next! I would love to see something wooden there. It will also be fun to see the family coaster in there next year. Another vekoma, or a Zamperla maybe? How about another 480-car train like Roadrunner at SFO!!!!

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Wednesday, December 20, 2000 4:10 AM
john peck's avatar I think Primitive Whirl is a spinning mouse.

has that park re-opened the boat ride yet or is it down for good?
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Wednesday, December 20, 2000 5:03 AM
Oh wow! Sounds very good to me! Maybe that could be when I take my dream trip to Walt Disney World...
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Wednesday, December 20, 2000 10:23 AM
I hope they get a custom design instead of an off the shelf model. The more coasters, the better!

The boat ride closed for good in 1999.
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Eric Cartman
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Wednesday, December 20, 2000 12:37 PM
Most likely it will be a standard, off-the-shelf model and about as thrilling as the coaster at MGM. Disney will be needing to save money, especially when DCA doesn't produce the returns that Eisner wants.
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 12:48 PM
If I know Disney, and sorry to say but I don't, I would expect a launched coaster, a la' Rock N' Roller coaster. Disney is trying to get themselves to be a "21st Century" park. They got a launched for California Adventure, MGM-Studios and I really don't see why they won't get one for Animal Kingdom.
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 12:48 PM
Oh and give my respects to Mr. Peanut.
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 3:08 PM
Hey Puddingboy6, Disney will not duplicate or even resemble something that they have in one of their parks down the street(i.e. launched coaster). You can expect something original, cutting edge and unique not only in design, but theming too of course. When it comes to innovation, nobody's better. While you are right about them trying to move into the 21st century, they won't sacrifice the "Disney Experience" just to put more people in the park. Expect something really unforgettable that will leave you remembering not just the ride but the experience even more. *** This post was edited by VOLLEYGUY on 12/21/2000. ***
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 10:49 PM
Well said VOLLEYGUY. This is precisely what the Disney organization carries through in everything they do. I would not have become an animator, let alone an artist, if it wasn't for the unbelievable imagination and creativity that is put into every inch of Disney property (although I think 102 Dalmatians is just plain sad!). I grew up wanting to become a part of them. Now I can enjoy my other hobby there--coasters! I know this should be a treasure. :)

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Friday, December 22, 2000 10:46 AM
Remember I said: "If I know Disney, and sorry to say but I don't.." Thats my defense.
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Friday, December 22, 2000 5:14 PM
Puddingboy6, no insult intended. You should get to know Disney. Although it's not a thrill ride park (most obviously), it's like nothing else in this world. The detail in EVERYTHING that they do is to be seen to be believed. Plan a trip (in the offseason) and immerse yourself in the experience. You won't regret it. Enjoy!!
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Saturday, December 23, 2000 7:42 AM
I have been to Disney countless times!! I agree that it is not a thrill ride park and that there is nothing else like it in the world. Ok thinking that the Animal Kingdom might get a launched is clearly ligit. Since this is rumor it is anyones guess what kind of a coaster it will be. Plus I'm not planning a trip to Disney lately. My next coaster outing will be to Cedar Point. Sadly I still have yet to ride MF.
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Wednesday, December 27, 2000 10:31 AM
Have anybody been on dueling Dragons? If so what is like. I am going to Florida in Feburary. To do some off season coaster riding. I might even go to Busch gardens to ride Gwazi.
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Monday, February 12, 2001 5:55 PM
The original publicity pictures of Animal Kingdom showed what appeared to be a wooden rollercoaster in the background. I also have the book about the making of Animal Kingdom, and a sketch of what looked to be a Woodie was also included in that, so I am thinking that they have always planned to include a roller coaster(or 2 or 3?). A Woodie would go with the atmosphere, as it would appear to look like a dinosaur, which is how it appeared in the sketches. Of course, the new coaster at California Adventure also looks like a Woodie, but it is made of steel, and has a loop.
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Monday, May 21, 2001 8:40 AM
Dont hold your breath,but disney has had different plans for the animal kingdom,either its on the drawing board or its on the back burner.I will believe it when i see constuction started.I worked for disney world and i have heard so many rumors, just take it with a grain of salt.Disney is famous for rumors.
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