New York City’s Animal Kingdom is one of the most popular animal-themed theme parks in the world, but it is not all about the animals.
The attraction has been dubbed “uncensored” and “uncaged”, which are not only the word’s initials but also the names of the two main attractions at the park, which are known as “Naked & Naked”.
“The word ‘uncensoring’ refers to an approach to an animal’s behaviour which does not condone or condone the behaviour, including, but not limited to, eating, fighting, and/or other inappropriate behaviour,” the Animal Kingdom website reads.
“A ‘naked & naked’ is one where the animal is naked and not fed, and where the animals are not allowed to play, hide or groom themselves.
The term ‘uncened’ refers only to the behaviour of an animal.”
Animal rights groups have long campaigned against uncensorship, and in 2014, the American Humane Association filed a lawsuit against Disney, alleging the company failed to enforce its Animal Kingdom’s Code of Conduct, which forbids “inappropriate animal behaviour”.
The lawsuit, which was settled in October 2015, was the first of its kind against Disney.
In January, Disney said the parks “agreed to change the name of Naked & Naded to ‘Uncensored’ after a request from the American Human Rights Commission”.
The park has been a mainstay of the Disney empire for more than 60 years, and its theme park is the largest and most popular of its type in the United States.
“Our goal is to have the most inclusive environment possible for all guests, regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, or ability to engage in traditional activities,” the company said in a statement.
“We appreciate our guests are passionate about the park and look forward to seeing them again in a few years.”
The Disney theme park in Shanghai.
The Animal Kingdom, the largest in the US, is the second largest theme park outside of Disneyland.
The park is in Shanghai, China’s third largest city.
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