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Travel Update: Animal Kingdom's 10th Anniversary, Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival, Sea World's Aquatica and Cypress Gardens.

Welcome back!

In just under 24 hours, I’ll be flying back to Florida for a fun-filled
but busy schedule! This visit centers around the Animal Kingdom 10th
Anniversary
on April 22nd – also known as the Wild Decade.
For more information on this special event, go to
WDWCelebrations
.

I’ve watched Disney’s Animal Kingdom evolve from pre-opening
visits to the wonderful experience it is today. I am looking forward to
stepping into the park on April 22nd, just as I did on the same
day 10 years ago. Much has changed since then! The photos below are from
opening day including the Tree of Life in the early morning and my
friend Angela with Imagineer and Animal Kingdom lead designer
Joe Rohde
.


The opening day dedication reads: Welcome to a kingdom of animals…
real, ancient and imagined: a kingdom ruled by lions, dinosaurs and
dragons; a kingdom of balance, harmony and survival; a kingdom we enter
to share in the wonder, gaze at the beauty, thrill at the drama, and
learn. – Michael Eisner April 22, 1998

The shots below are from the long retired "Discovery River Boats" and
the original opening stage show, "Journey Into The Jungle Book".


The other major reason for the trip is to record the
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival
for a future DVD release. Look for more
information on that soon! (Photo below courtesy of Denise form
MouseSteps
).

Rounding out the remainder of my time, I have invitations to visit
Aquatica
and Cypress Gardens
with Jim Hill. I’ll also be
spending a morning at the
Disney Wilderness Preserve
, which is a 12,000 acre preserve located about
a half hour from
Walt Disney World
. Much of this is new to me, except for Cypress Gardens
(though it’s been 25 or so years since my last visit!)

I am looking forward to updating everyone when I get back. This should
be a fun and exciting (and extremely busy) trip for me!

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