1. WDW didn't really need a 4th park
2. If you were going to build a 4th park, a zoo wasn't the way to go
1. True, very true considering Studios was 35 to 40% baked and both MK and Epcot would have always needed more.
2. Aside from Disney Sea Animal Kingdom was the next best chosen theme. So maybe I agree with you, maybe I don't??? I'm good with AK. Such a beautiful lush park and a departure from the ocean of concrete and asphalt Epcot and Studios.