The Oasis
Discovery Island
Discovery Island Trails
It's Tough to Be a Bug!
The Tree of Life
Africa
Rafiki's Planet Watch
Asia
Dinoland USA
Camp Minnie
Mickey
 
 
Opened:
April 22, 1998 (with the rest of the Animal Kingdom)
Origins:

Discovery Island was originally named Safari Village when the Animal Kingdom opened in 1998. By early 2001, the name was changed to Discovery Island.

Originally, guests could ride a boat called the Discovery River Taxi to and from Safari Village.

Updates: In September, 1998 the Discovery River Taxi temporarily closed, but reopened briefly in November (only to close again by 1999). In March of 1999, the attraction was modified and reopened as the Disney Radio River Cruise, with DJs on board to add some entertainment. By August, 1999, however, the attraction was permanently closed. It turns out that one of the primary reasons for the small crowds was the fact that guests could walk along the river trail and get the same view (the journey would take about the same amount of time and of course you didn't need to wait in line to walk!).
 
 


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