Beastly Kingdom back in play?

Walt Disney World: Disney parks blog posted a logo with the dragon on it.

From David L.
Posted July 16, 2010 at 8:31 AM
On the Disney parks blog, the logo for the Animal Kingdom has the dragon back on it. I thought they had changed it somewhere but now i can't find the other logo that i thought they had. Has Animal kingdom always had that logo?

From Mike Shirley Jr
Posted July 16, 2010 at 11:25 AM
The short answer is yes. The park originally intended to incorporate mythical beasts in the form of a boat ride that ran along the river surrounding the tree of life. The park opened with the boat ride (that was later shut down due to lack of ridership), but with only glimpses of the beasts. I believe the intention was to complete it @ a later date.

From Tyler Bell
Posted July 19, 2010 at 12:54 PM
will there be a beastly kingdom?

From David L.
Posted July 19, 2010 at 1:38 PM
From the looks of it with the logo being posted twice with the dragon on it in very plain view on the Disneyparks blog beastly kingdom(in my opinion) will likely come after the fantasyland expansion. Another plus is that the Lost Continent is weak leaving a wide opening for disney to build beastly kingdom. IF Universal wants to stop beastly kingdom then they will need to quickly refurbish the lost continent to steal the theme again. Hopefully disney doesn't wait 11 years for the 50th aniversery.

From Adam Nodjomian
Posted July 20, 2010 at 10:04 AM
As far as I know, Animal Kingdom has always had the dragon on its logo. When I visited the park, about a year ago, the dragon was in plain sight. Looking back at pictures from about 6 years ago, the dragon is still on the same sign. Unless it changed between those two time periods, I think it has stayed the same since opening. Does that mean that Beastly Kingdom ideas are on an easily accesbile shelf at Disney Imagineering? We'll probably just have to wait and see. It may not come in the form we expect, at least that's my guess.

From David L.
Posted July 20, 2010 at 10:36 AM
thank adam!

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