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.
= Cara's Favorite
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.
Based on Disney and Pixar’s film Finding Nemo, this show has returned to the stage with a whole new point of view. But don’t worry—fan favorite songs such as In the Big Blue World and Go with the Flow have returned.
With live performers, innovative lighting, creative costumes, and sound and special effects to create Nemo’s undersea environment, this newly updated show is a perfect one for Nemo fans.
Dinosaur dig open play area for kids ages 10 and under. Excavate fossils from a Triceratops and a Tyrannosaurus Rex at the dig site, then clamber across rope bridges, climb through mysterious caves and hurl down twisting slides.