Camp Minnie Mickey

Walt Disney World: Waste of space?

From Joe Brown
Posted November 22, 2010 at 3:08 PM
Was there more to Camp Minnie Mickey at one point or plans for more? My family just returned from WDW. It was our 3rd trip, but just the first time that we actually walked back to Camp. It seems like a huge waste of space for charater greets and the Lion King Show.

From David L.
Posted November 22, 2010 at 8:11 PM
Have you ever heard of Beastly Kingdom(n)?

From Anthony Murphy
Posted November 22, 2010 at 9:40 PM
Yeah, it was a scrapped land that was put together.

As for the future, I see the Lion King moving and the area being turned into a new land. There is plenty of land in Africa for the Lion King.

From Rob P
Posted November 23, 2010 at 3:16 AM
Anthony's suggestion makes good sense. The Lion King would be far better placed in "Africa" and the residual footprint , if you include the Camp Minnie-Mickey area, could be utilised for the much heralded Beastly Kingdom.
I would also like to see them build a secondary exit route from this part of the Park to other Lands. The bottleneck currently created at showtimes needs easing.

From Joe Brown
Posted November 23, 2010 at 7:44 AM
Yeah, I have heard of Beastly Kingdom but didn't know where it was supposed to be. Thanks.

From David Sutter
Posted November 24, 2010 at 5:39 AM
Youll all correct that area was to be the Beastly Kingdom area. AS a mater of fact the waterway that runs around the park during cast previews hand a boat ride ala Jungle Surise type Boats that ran in it. And there is a cave on the tour in the Camp Mickey Area that actually did have smoek billowing out of it and Dragons roar..As well as bones of a Knight and his aromor. To bad all of it went to Universal..ANd became the former Dualing Dragons. AS a mater of facdt it wouldnt suprise me if Expadition Everst was pklanned for this area at one point as well.

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