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DAK - Updates
Changes and updates; other links.
DAK - Entrance
Photo tour starts here.
DAK - The Oasis
This is Main Street?
DAK - Safari Village
Tree of Life
DAK - It's Tough to Be A Bug
A 3D action show
DAK - March of the ARTimals
The non-parade.
DAK - DinoLand
Countdown to Extinction; the Boneyard.
DAK - Discovery River
The Taxi (formerly Boat Ride).
DAK - Asia
DAK's newest area.
DAK - Africa
Harambe village.
DAK - Kilimanjaro Safaris
Safari animal pics
DAK - Pangani Forest
Exploration Trail: Gorillas
DAK - Conservation Station
Take the Wildlife Express.
DAK - Camp Minnie-Mickey
Festival of the Lion King; Characters; Pocahontas.
DAK - Beastly Kingdom
Plans, rumours and construction updates on DAK's next land
DAK - Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs about touring plans, disabled, transportation, etc.
DAK - Guidebook
Full scans of the inside and outside.
DAK - News Links
Web news links about DAK
DAK - News Clips 1
Opening day press clips
DAK - News Clips 2
Pre- and Post-Opening press clips
DAK - News Clips 3
Press clips 98/99
Walt Disney World Visit Tips
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Walt Disney World Admission Prices
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Saito Family News - March
More Animal Kingdom personal pics.
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Andrew & Ron's Coaster Page
Orlando area coaster construction.
Tasha's GSD Sports page
Home page for our German Shepherd Dogs.
North Halton Schutzhund club
Tasha & Killian's training club.
Ward 9 News
Pat's Mississauga Ward 9 Website.
Andrew's World of Motion site
Memories of the Epcot World of Motion Pavilion.
WDW International Program
Andrew's experiences. NEW!

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What's New?

March 2, 1999

Kali Raft
Pics from Kali River Rapids previews are on the Asia page.
Three new pages have been added -
It's Tough to Be A Bug has been moved to its own page.
A new page of Frequently Asked Questions containing answers to touring plans, disabled touring, transportation, etc.
A new page on Beastly Kingdom rumors, plans and construction info.

Coming soon - a new look and feel for the home page and the site to celebrate our first anniversary! It's hard to believe that we first visited DAK on March 5, 1998. You'll notice many of the pages have already changed, with reduced picture sizes to help page loading times and more consistent look and feel.

February 21, 1999

Pictures from late January have been added to all of the pages on this site, especially Kilimanjaro Safaris, Pangani Forest and Camp Minnie-Mickey. Site updating in preparation for our first anniversary redesign in March is underway.
It appears that construction has started on Beastly Kingdom! Earth moving equipment has been at work to the west of the Oasis. Rumours are that it is being designed with a "Dare the Dragon" stand-up dragon-themed coaster, and the Quest for the Unicorn maze. See Updates - MARCH '99

February 14, 1999

Asia's Kali River Rapids opened for Cast Member previews Feb 10-14. You WILL get WET! See KidGenie's review at Updates - FEB'99.
Asia's official opening is March 18th, and the Annual Passholder's Sneak Preview is March 6 and 7 in the morning. If you're in the park, be sure to check to see if they're running previews of Mahrajah and Kali; they have been opening often. Even Kali has been allowing the public on some of the preview days.
Official Disney site links have been added; see the new Disney Links section in the Site Navigation column.
Thank you for being one of the 17,000+ visitors since Jan 1, 1999!

February 1, 1999

Maharajah re-opened. CM Kali previews. See Updates - FEB'99.
Wondering about admission prices for Walt Disney World? Click Here
Another DAK News page with recent press clips
New pics from a preview ride on Epcot's Test Track.
Do you like our new page graphics? Email your comments

January 10, 1999

Crowds are returning to 'normal'. Night Safaris are finished for now. The River Taxis are gone again. Older hopper tickets now accepted at DAK. Rumors about Beastly Kingdom starting.
See January 99 section on the Updates page.

December 20, 1998

Asia's Maharajah Jungle Trek opened, and it looks like the Kali River Rapids (formerly Tiger Rapids Run) could soft open shortly. Kilimanjaro Night Safaris have started for a trial run over Christmas/New Years. See the December section on the Updates page.
Andrew's comments from his early December visit are in December Updates. Looks like a big push to get Asia open.
More photos from December have been added to Asia, Kilimanjaro Safari and Pangani Forest.

November 29, 1998

The boats on Discovery River are back! They're now called Discovery River Taxis. See the Updates page's November section.
Another month - another name change! This time it's Tiger Rapids Run. New photos have been added to Asia, Africa, Safari and other pages.

November 1, 1998

The monthly Update sections have been moved to a new Updates page , along with the map and other links. The site re-design has started, with smaller pictures for faster downloading. New photos will be added on the Kilimanjaro Safari, Africa and other pages. Thanks to Andrew for the new graphics and logos.

October 17,1998

Interested in what the Maharajah Jungle Trek and Tiger Rapids Run will be like when they open? Check out the new updates in the Asia section
Disney's next animated film, A Bug's Life premieres November 20th. Some of the characters will be familiar to those of you who experienced "It's Tough to be a Bug!". A USA 25 city mall tour to promote A Bug's Life has kicked off - you can check the A Bugs Life website for more details.

October 3,1998

The Discovery River Boats have disappeared - see the October Update.
The Secrets of the Animal Kingdom TV show has debuted! See the October Update

August 18,1998

There's a new trail at DAK - the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail (as noted below).
Pictures of the new signage and a new Asia area are now on this site this month.

August 2, 1998

The Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail has been renamed as the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail.
Why rename it? Probably because it has many more animals than gorillas, and also because the gorillas aren't always visible. Details in August Update.

July 19, 1998

The March of the Animals parade is now called The March of the Artimals and later renamed March of the ARTimals. See the story in the revised March of the ARTimals section
Some changes in Asia - new entertainment, and a December 1998 opening - are in the Asia section.
A new acronym for you - FOLK - see the July Update.
And the Guidebook section is new - full inside and outside scans of the July 13 Guidebook.


Opening Day Discussion: Michael & Roy at Harambe

The tour continues to the Updates section.
Click here to go to Updates, with details of the major changes at DAK.

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