Monday, April 9, 2007

Disney Animal Kingdom : The Beastly Kingdom that never was


When Animal Kingdom opened, even the Beastly Kingdom land logo was displayed at the entrance of the park, and renderings of it printed in the Animal Kingdom making-of book. And then, we know what happened: this Beastly Kingdom land project disappeared and there are no chances to see it built one day.
It's a pity, because there was some pretty good ideas: a rollercoaster in a castle inhabited by a dragon , the Quest for the Unicorn labyrinth, full of mythical animals...


... the Unicorn grotto...


... a "Fantasia " flume ride,...


...and the dragon firing at the boats of the river cruise.




Thanks God, we still have the WDI artwork to dream how great it could have been.

Artwork: copyright Disney

3 comments:

MirandaPen said...

It's like a mythical fantasy land. What a cool concept.

Matt Hunter Ross said...

I still can't believe this concept wasn't followed up on. Seems like a great fit for WDW AK. Do you know who did these renderings - specifically, The Quest for the Unicorn image? thx alain

Anonymous said...

They used to have a boat ride at AK that went past a cave where a blast of fire was shot at you. The docks are still there.