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April 22nd in Disney History

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Theme Park Opening
  • 1998 - Disney's Animal Kingdom (Walt Disney World Resort) -- 23 Year Anniversary

Movie Releases & Television Premieres
Year Movie / Show Note
1994 The Inkwell
Touchstone Pictures

Opened: Apr 22, 1994

27 Year Anniversary
2005 A Lot like Love
Touchstone Pictures

Opened: Apr 22, 2005

16 Year Anniversary
2011 African Cats
Disneynature

Opened: Apr 22, 2011

10 Year Anniversary

Disney Parks (Attractions, Resorts, Cruise Line)

Year Attraction / Resort Note
1998 Affection Section
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened: Apr 22, 1998

23 Year Anniversary of opening
1998 Conservation Station
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened: Apr 22, 1998

23 Year Anniversary of opening
1998 Dinosaur
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened: Apr 22, 1998

23 Year Anniversary of opening
1998 Discovery Island Trails
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened: Apr 22, 1998

23 Year Anniversary of opening
1998 Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened: Apr 22, 1998

23 Year Anniversary of opening
1998 Habitat Habit!
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened: Apr 22, 1998

23 Year Anniversary of opening
1998 It's Tough to be a Bug!
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened: Apr 22, 1998

23 Year Anniversary of opening
1998 Kilimanjaro Safaris
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened: Apr 22, 1998

23 Year Anniversary of opening
1998 The Boneyard
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened: Apr 22, 1998

23 Year Anniversary of opening
1998 The Oasis Exhibits
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened: Apr 22, 1998

23 Year Anniversary of opening
1998 Wildlife Express Train
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened: Apr 22, 1998

23 Year Anniversary of opening
1998 Journey into the Jungle Book
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened: Apr 22, 1998
Closed:1999

23 Year Anniversary of opening
1998 Discovery River Boats
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened: Apr 22, 1998
Closed: Aug 21, 1999

23 Year Anniversary of opening
1998 Flights of Wonder
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened: Apr 22, 1998
Closed: Dec 31, 2017

23 Year Anniversary of opening
2018 UP! A Great Bird Adventure
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened: Apr 22, 2018
Closed: Mar 15, 2020

3 Year Anniversary of opening


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Disney Related Book Releases on this date:

Below are links to reviews in the Geek's Library section of books released on this date that are in my collection.

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Disneygeek.com Disney Parks Picture Set:
Picture sets from my visits to a Disney Parks around the world on this date including Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kond Disneyland and Shanghai Disneyland -

Walt Disney World Resort April 22, 2013

Walt Disney World Resort - April 17-23, 2013
Day 6 - Animal Kingdom & Epcot
April 22, 2013

Today marks the 15th Anniversary of Animal Kingdom. So I start the day off their with the opening ceremony and other festivities. Then make a quick trip to the Magic Kingdom before dinner. Dinner at the Yachtsman Steakhouse then I wrap up the night at Epcot.

Click here for our trip report from this day and pictures.

Walt Disney World Resort April 22, 2012

Walt Disney World Resort - April 20-28, 2012
Day 3 - Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom & Downtown Disney
April 22, 2012

Today was Earth Day and Animal Kingdoms Birthday so started off the morning there then headed to the Magic Kingdom. Next up a trip out to Downtown Disney for dinner at Fultons. After dinner walked around Pleasure Island and the West Side before boarding a bus to the Wilderness Lodge and boat to the Magic Kingdom. Decided to head for EPCOT for Illuminations to cap off the evening.

Click here for our trip report from this day and pictures.

Walt Disney World Resort April 22, 2008

Walt Disney World Resort - April 22-29, 2008
Day 1 - Animal Kingdom Anniversary & Magic Kingdom
April 22, 2008

Today Animal Kingdom turned 10 and I managed to get to the park just after opening (thanks to United and the Contemporary delaying me). Also in this days shots are pictures of the Contemporary Resort and some great sunset shots at the Magic Kingdom.

Click here for our trip report from this day and pictures.


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