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    The Dragon at Animal Kingdom???

    This question has most probably been asked and answered many times, but I can't find the answer.

    Does anyone know why there is a dragon among the other real animals in the symbol for Animal Kingdom as you enter the park? Or is it supposed to be a dinosaur?


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    It is indeed a dragon and it's because originally Disney was planning a section of the park to be called Beastly Kingdom which was going to include mythical animals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydreamer98 View Post
    It is indeed a dragon and it's because originally Disney was planning a section of the park to be called Beastly Kingdom which was going to include mythical animals.

    Thanks for the quick response. Do you know anything else about the Beastly Kingdom? Or where I can find out?

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    I know that there are some articles about it on www.allearsnet.com and www.mouseplanet.com . I believe I've also seen some information about it before on Wikipedia. You could always Google it and I'm sure you would get tons of responses. Good luck!

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    Why was beastly kingdom never built?

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    And see, MY guess was going to be that it had to do with Asia.

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    I never really noticed the dragon...I'll look for it next time. Where is it located on the sign?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bucknut20 View Post
    Why was beastly kingdom never built?

    When Animal Kingdom was being built Beastly Kingdom was cut from development due to cost overruns in the budget.


    Quote Originally Posted by disneyfanatic101 View Post
    I never really noticed the dragon...I'll look for it next time. Where is it located on the sign?

    There are 5 animals under the ToL on the logo, the dragon is right in the middle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydreamer98 View Post
    I know that there are some articles about it on www.allearsnet.com and www.mouseplanet.com . I believe I've also seen some information about it before on Wikipedia. You could always Google it and I'm sure you would get tons of responses. Good luck!

    Thanks so much Melissa. I did as suggested and Googled it. I found this great article that explains alot. I didn't even know there was a Unicorn parking lot.



    Here's the link if anyone is interested:

    http://jimhillmedia.com/blogs/jim_hi...01/01/309.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoofTroop3 View Post
    Thanks so much Melissa. I did as suggested and Googled it. I found this great article that explains alot. I didn't even know there was a Unicorn parking lot.



    You are welcome. Yep, a Unicorn parking lot! We parked there in June and here's the photo to show it!


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    [quote=disneydreamer98;442592]When Animal Kingdom was being built Beastly Kingdom was cut from development due to cost overruns in the budget.


    thanks for answering my question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydreamer98 View Post
    You are welcome. Yep, a Unicorn parking lot! We parked there in June and here's the photo to show it!

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    Up to the last minute, the Beastly Kingdom would have dominated guest attention as much if not more than the safaris. Then the wonderful Mr. Eisner decided it was too expensive.
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    You took a picture of the parking lot sign? Why on earth would you do that?

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    I couldn't get this picture on here properly, so you'll have to hit the link. It shows an AK sign with the dragon as the most prominent animal...

    http://www.mouseextra.com/2007/01/11...ecue/#more-182
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