DinoLand U.S.A.® Area

Smack in the middle of Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park is the archeological dig site of the Dino Institute. Enter beneath the skeleton of a 50-foot Brachiosaurus to discover roadside America with its rusty camping trailers, crude souvenir stands, lofty ferns, and comfort food diners. Encounter the prehistoric world on a visit to a paleontological dig site, and journey back to the time when dinosaurs roamed. There’s even a 1950s-style roadside amusement park with rides for the entire family.

  • Finding Nemo - The Musical

    Finding Nemo - The Musical
    Don't miss this excellent, Broadway-calliber show.

  • DinoLand U.S.A® Area

    DinoLand U.S.A® Area

  • Dino-Rama

    Dino-Rama

  • The Boneyard Dig Site

    The Boneyard Dig Site
    Kid's love this pre-historic playground.

  • TriceraTop Spin

    TriceraTop Spin
    It's a pre-historic version of the Magic Kingdom® Park's Dumbo ride.

  • Primeval Whirl® Attraction

    Primeval Whirl® Attraction
    This crazy coaster seems tame, but it really is quite a kick.

  • DINOSAUR Attraction

    DINOSAUR Attraction
    Watch out for dinosaurs who might want YOU for dinner!


= Cara's Favorite

The Boneyard Dig Site

DINOSAUR

Face fiery meteors and voracious predators on a trip back 65 million years to retrieve a 16-foot, plant-eating dinosaur and return with it before the big asteroid hits the earth. Load into twelve-passenger, all-terrain Dino Institute Time Rovers that rock, tilt, twist, and turn as they move through a dense, dark, prehistoric forest teeming with shrieking dinosaurs, giant lizards, and massive insects. When a hail of meteors strikes off you go on a wild ride dodging shrieking, nostril-flaring Audio-Animatronics® dinosaurs until the big scream encounter with a huge carnotaurus (the only meat-eating dinosaur) who’d like you for his dinner.

Four-minute ride. Minimum height: 40 inches. Not recommended for expectant mothers or those with heart, back, or neck problems.

Cara's Tip: This ride is pretty intense for children not only because of massive, screaming dinosaurs but also because of the scary anticipation in an extremely dark attraction.

Finding Nemo – The Musical

A Broadway-caliber, original stage show brings the Finding Nemo characters to life in a combination of puppetry, live performance, and original music and lyrics. Inside an enclosed theater is a magical undersea environment with dazzling oversize puppetry (designed by Michael Curry, creator of Broadway’s The Lion King), charming songs, and a way-fun animated backdrop with special effects. The puppeteers are not hidden—you see the actor and the puppet together, making for one unusual performance. This is Disney at its best.

40-minute show.

Cara's Tip: Check your guide map for showtimes. The first show of the day is usually the least crowded and does not require much of an early arrival.

Primeval Whirl® Attraction

TriceraTop Spin

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