"A Wild Decade"

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A Wild Decade, a WDWCelebrations Commemorative Event

Celebratingthe 10th Anniversary of Disney's Animal Kingdom® Park

April 22, 2008


Our first Commemorative Event under the WDWCelebrations banner, “A Wild Decade,” celebrated the 10th Anniversary of Disney's Animal Kingdom® Park, on April 22, 2008.  Building on the success of Celebration 25, over 400 people registered for “A Wild Decade” to join us on this fantastic day.  A huge thanks to all of our Sponsors and Partners for helping to make this day a success!

Special events included a rededication ceremony with renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, a talk by legendary Imagineer Joe Rohde, our ever-popular History Walk which began with a warm welcome from Val Bunting, the Vice President of Disney's Animal Kingdom® Park, a group meal with reserved space at Flame Tree Barbeque, and our donation presentation to the Dream Team Project which benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America. In addition, the schedule included group experiences of Finding Nemo The Musical, Expedition Everest, and Dinosaur (which to the delight of all had some serious issues during our ride!).

Many thanks to Brian Sikorski for allowing us to share his group photo, shown below, which can be downloaded directly.

AWD Group Photo

Deb Wills of AllEars.Net posted a recap of the day on her blog, with several nice photos including this group photo.  This photo can also be downloaded directly.

group photo by Deb Wills

A recap of Joe Rohde's meet and greet has been posted by AllEars.Net's Linda Mac.

The complete audio recording of Joe Rhode's presentation is available for download at  Additionally, a transcript is also available.

The event has also been chronicled by MousePlanet and MouseStation Podcast Episode 178WDW Radio Show #64, The DIS Unplugged Blog and Podcast Episode 145, and


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