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  • AK New Construction?

    I was looking at Animal Kingdom via google earth today and there is a large construction area to the NNW of Everest.

    Does anyone know what's planned for area and/or how old the current google earth image is?
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    It's a relatively old image. I think someone said it was just part of the construction and staging area for Everest.

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      Rats. So I guess that means it won't be an eniter new area full of amazing attractions opening just in time for my June visit?
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        Originally posted by Moonliner View Post
        I was looking at Animal Kingdom via google earth today and there is a large construction area to the NNW of Everest.

        Does anyone know what's planned for area and/or how old the current google earth image is?
        They are building a DVC wing to the Animal Kingdom Lodge...so that's my guess for what you see on GoogleEarth (I saw it too after someone pointed it out after the last GoogleEarth update in 2007).
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          Originally posted by Moonliner View Post
          Rats. So I guess that means it won't be an eniter new area full of amazing attractions opening just in time for my June visit?
          theres been talk that there will be plenty of new amazing attractions, just not opening in time for your trip in june.
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            Originally posted by tasman View Post
            They are building a DVC wing to the Animal Kingdom Lodge...so that's my guess for what you see on GoogleEarth (I saw it too after someone pointed it out after the last GoogleEarth update in 2007).
            No, the area I'm talking about is a bit too far from the lodge. I think the idea of it being a staging area for Everest makes more sense. It does look at bit like a junk yard in the current Google earth image.

            "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect."

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              Can you walk to AK from AKL? It looks like there is a path the leads to the entrance from the Lodge but just wondering how far of a walk it is? We are staying there in 2 weeks!!!





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                That area is where Everest stands today as previously mentioned.


                Originally posted by tayakaleb View Post
                Can you walk to AK from AKL? It looks like there is a path the leads to the entrance from the Lodge but just wondering how far of a walk it is? We are staying there in 2 weeks!!!
                Unless if you want to treck across gator infested canals, no.
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                  wait what is that, now im curious?
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                    Originally posted by WDW Monorail View Post
                    That area is where Everest stands today as previously mentioned.




                    Unless if you want to treck across gator infested canals, no.
                    Everest is a little bit lower. That is just a cleared area.
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                      Originally posted by WDW Monorail View Post
                      That area is where Everest stands today as previously mentioned.
                      No, that's not so...Everest is more to the southeast. See the image below. I was wrong about the construction being related to the lodge. I don't know what this construction is. It is in an awkward location for it to be a new land...not connected to the main hub or even to Asia from what I can see (it is on the far side of Kali River Rapids). With the considerable investment in AK in recent years (Everest, Nemo, Rivers of Light) I doubt they will be adding anything else too soon.

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                        Originally posted by OFTEric View Post
                        Everest is a little bit lower. That is just a cleared area.
                        OH okay. I knew somehing didn't look right in the posted picture. I was very confused.

                        That is the most probable location for the new addition to AK.
                        Aside from a staging zone.
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                          As a total aside,

                          I had always assumed that a "savanna" view room at the AK lodge looked out at the same area that the Kilimanjaro safaris drive through.

                          Evidence would seem to contradict that assumption.
                          "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect."

                          -Mark Twain

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                            Originally posted by Moonliner View Post
                            As a total aside,

                            I had always assumed that a "savanna" view room at the AK lodge looked out at the same area that the Kilimanjaro safaris drive through.

                            Evidence would seem to contradict that assumption.
                            DAK Lodge has it's own Savanna and animals. If you could see the DAK Savanna then people who ride Kiliminjaros would be able to see you, and that would be just horrible! So luckily Disney forked out the extra money and built that beautiful hotel with all those wonderful extra features!
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                              Originally posted by Moonliner View Post
                              As a total aside,

                              I had always assumed that a "savanna" view room at the AK lodge looked out at the same area that the Kilimanjaro safaris drive through.

                              Evidence would seem to contradict that assumption.
                              Yeah that had been my original assumption too...but the lodge has a separate savannah all to itself.
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