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Published: August 20, 2015
Disney's Animal Kingdom opened on Earth Day - April 22, 1998 and is today the fourth most-visited theme park in America, drawing more than 10 million visitors a year. The park is best known for its live animal exhibits and its Expedition Everest roller coaster.
A major new land, Pandora - The World of Avatar, based on the James Cameron movie, will open sometime in 2017. A new nighttime show, Rivers of Light, will open in 2016 as the park begins to expand its hours in preparation for Pandora's opening the next year.