Pangani Forest Exploration Trail at Animal Kingdom Getting a New Name 5/27, More Announcements Tomorrow

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Pangani Forest Exploration Trail at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be getting a new name on Friday, May 27th, 2016: Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail.

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No major changes are expected at the trail, but the name change is part of the ongoing re-imagining of Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, which includes the addition of nighttime offerings, also debuting May 27th. A formal announcement on this name change and many new additions to the park is expected tomorrow.

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James
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James

So I wonder if this means a distancing from the themed naming? Pangani and Maharaja fit the themes of the areas, whereas “Gorilla Falls” is not as exact in a location.

Jesse Edwards
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Jesse Edwards

That’s what it was called originally when the park opened in 1998. Wonder why the change?