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Old 04-03-2013, 02:45 PM   #16
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I may sound stupid right now, but I'm not sure I understand what's going on here...there was some sort of a finale with zebra's?? I go to Disney every year and I'm not sure I know if this. I go on the Kilimanjaro Safari's and see the zebra's roaming around, so this wont be anymore?
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:27 PM   #17
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I can believe it. One year I stayed at Kidani and the Zebras were chasing the Giraffes at 2am.

I spoke to one of the groundskeepers. Apprarently there was a wayward Zebra by the name of Mardi. I wonder if hes causing all the hoopla? He was the ringleader and bullying the other zebras as well.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:53 PM   #18
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I feel like this I'd a dumb question but where will they go?
Honest show of hands, how many people had a quick thought that AK restaurants would start serving "striped steaks"?
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:31 PM   #19
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This is a total red herring, but no, there weren't. Walt Disney created the theme park.
Not strictly true - but Walt's implementation made them popular.

I think Santa Claus Land (now Holiday World) in Indiana is credited as the first park specifically built around a theme.
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Not strictly true - but Walt's implementation made them popular.

I think Santa Claus Land (now Holiday World) in Indiana is credited as the first park specifically built around a theme.
Would you say River Country was the first themed water park?
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Would you say River Country was the first themed water park?
That I don't know. Water park history is murkier that River Country's pool
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Not strictly true - but Walt's implementation made them popular.

I think Santa Claus Land (now Holiday World) in Indiana is credited as the first park specifically built around a theme.
Good to know!
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Zebras Removed Permanently After 4 Months from Kilimanjaro Safaris

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I went on the Wild Africa Trek last summer while they were building the new habitat for the zebras. The CMs said the first time they took the zebras out is because zebras are actually bullies. They actually will "kidnap" other animals and got to be somewhat agressive with those animals. I'm wondering if it happened again.
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I'm not sure why some of the antagonism @ Disney. It seems they made a responsible change.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:43 PM   #25
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They were really racing around last month when we went.

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This is a total red herring, but no, there weren't. Walt Disney created the theme park.
No, there were theme parks in Europe. (Tivoli Gardens for one.) Just not at the level that Walt did it. Walt's great innovation was in deciding that these parks are for everyone. Let the parents ride with the adults.

I'm going to chime in - the failure to successfully integrate Zebra's into the Safari does not = complete and utter Disney incompetence.

And I'm going to disagree with LOL's. Yes, they failed to do what corporate Disney wanted - build a theme park that raked in money hand over fist.

But what the imagineers succeeded in doing was to making beautiful, fascinating them park that rewards the curious and the adventurous versus the average ride hungry theme-park goer.

They made an anti-corporate theme park and got away with it (mostly). For a couple of people (PP2 and LOL) that constantly bash Disney corporate, you'd think you'd be more supportive of a park that went against the corporate grain.
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I believe (note, believe, not 100% certain) that these zebras came from a conservation facility in Texas where you could drive your car through and feed the animals. This breed was historically "brave" to say the least on approaching cars for food. They were moved to Animal Kingdom recently and sounds like they were doing the same thing.
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No, there were theme parks in Europe. (Tivoli Gardens for one.) Just not at the level that Walt did it. Walt's great innovation was in deciding that these parks are for everyone. Let the parents ride with the adults.

I'm going to chime in - the failure to successfully integrate Zebra's into the Safari does not = complete and utter Disney incompetence.

And I'm going to disagree with LOL's. Yes, they failed to do what corporate Disney wanted - build a theme park that raked in money hand over fist.

But what the imagineers succeeded in doing was to making beautiful, fascinating them park that rewards the curious and the adventurous versus the average ride hungry theme-park goer.

They made an anti-corporate theme park and got away with it (mostly). For a couple of people (PP2 and LOL) that constantly bash Disney corporate, you'd think you'd be more supportive of a park that went against the corporate grain.
As I think I said,I personally love AK, for all the reasons u mention. But still as a park is it really what it should be? Is it really cohesive? Did they really come close to giving us the best they could?

I keep returning to Walt here. He changed the theme park industry into what it is today almost single handedly. Aren't you just a little sad that he never got his mitts into the zoo biz? But since he was gone by then, isn't sad that no one at Disney had the breadth of vision to imagine a really true Disney zoo? Can't you just imagine how inspiring and entertaining that would be?
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As I think I said,I personally love AK, for all the reasons u mention. But still as a park is it really what it should be? Is it really cohesive? Did they really come close to giving us the best they could?

I keep returning to Walt here. He changed the theme park industry into what it is today almost single handedly. Aren't you just a little sad that he never got his mitts into the zoo biz? But since he was gone by then, isn't sad that no one at Disney had the breadth of vision to imagine a really true Disney zoo? Can't you just imagine how inspiring and entertaining that would be?
Amen...I agree with Pete 2...

I'll respond to Pete 1 later, Mister
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Not strictly true - but Walt's implementation made them popular.

I think Santa Claus Land (now Holiday World) in Indiana is credited as the first park specifically built around a theme.
Plus Walt used carnivals, fairs, boardwalks and other venues (such as Tivoli) to define what he was looking for. The term 'theme park' may not yet have been coined but what he developed was an amalgamation of existing entertainment genres.
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