Sunday, January 29, 2012

Animal Kingdom's Discovery River Boats Layout

The Discovery River Boats was an attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom. They were diesel powered boats which made a circuit around the Tree of Life. One scene along the route was called "the Dragon's Cave" and was located on the riverbank of Discovery River adjacent to the Beastly Kingdom Bridge. When riverbank sensors detected an oncomming Discovery River Boat, an audio roar and fire stream simulate the approach of a fire breathing dragon just inside riverbank cave structure.

The Discovery Rive Boats opened in 1998 and closed in 1999 due to the number of disappointed guests who did not realize the nature of the attraction. Below is an overhead layout diagram of the original ride. Click on the image for a larger picture.

Check out our other ride layout diagrams.

Click here to see an overhead image of Conservation Station at Disney's Animal Kingdom.


  1. Great looking blog Nick! Greetings from Barcelona ;)

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