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March 1, 1999 – The Maharajah Jungle Trek Attraction Opens in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park


“Embark on a self-guided tour of Southeast Asia – home to tigers, fruit bats, dozens of species of birds and a flying fox.”

On March 1, 1999, the Maharajah Jungle Trek attraction opened in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. Located in Asia, guests are sent into the Anandapur Royal Forest, a former hunting ground turned animal preserve, where they can encounter several types of animals. The area is part of Disney’s commitment to wildlife conservation, providing several endangered species a home with a natural environment, including waterfalls and other jungle flora and fauna. Guests are able to tour the area by themselves, exploring “abandoned temples” while seeing animals in their natural habitats.


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