Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Beastly Kingdom Lion King

The Beastly Kingdom that Never Was

Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which opened in 1998, was intended to celebrate both real and imaginary animal species. Real species, both current and extinct, would be featured in the lands of Africa, Asia, Discovery Island, and DinoLand, USA. The imaginary animals of legends and fairy tales were to live in a separate land known as Beastly Kingdom, or Beastlie Kingdomme. ...