So the family has already seen it all at Disney World? Not for long. Mickey and his buddies plan to open the gates to a fourth park at Disney's Orlando-area complex on April 22 -- Animal Kingdom, described by Disney as a theme park with live wild animals as well as mythical and long-vanished beasts.
It also will have thrill rides, exotic landscapes and story lines that aim to demonstrate the beauty and wonder of the animal kingdom and the perils animals face today.
Animal Kingdom will be spread over 500 acres, the largest of Disney's parks and five times the size of the Magic Kingdom. It has been under development for six years.
Disney recently announced the April opening date, moving it up a couple of weeks from a previously announced date. Ticket packages were still being worked out. For information, call (407) 934-7639 or check the Web site, http://www.disney.com