Description And Comments
This attraction is an elaborate playground, particularly appealing to kids age 12 and younger, but visually appealing to all ages. Arranged in the form of a rambling open-air dig site, The Boneyard offers plenty of opportunity for exploration and letting off steam. Playground equipment consists of the skeletons of Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus rex, Brachiosaurus, and the like, on which children can swing, slide, and climb. In addition, there are sandpits where little ones can scrounge around for bones and fossils.
Not the cleanest Disney attraction, but certainly one where younger children will want to spend some time. And aside from being dirty, or at least sandy, The Boneyard gets mighty hot in the Florida sun. Keep your kids well hydrated, and drag them into the shade from time to time. If your children will let you, save the playground until after you have experienced the main attractions. Because The Boneyard is situated so close to the center of the park, it's easy to stop in whenever your kids get antsy. While the little ones clamber around on giant femurs and ribs, you can sip a tall cool one in the shade (still keeping an eye on them, of course).
As a Michigan family attests, kids love The Boneyard:
The highlight for our kids was The Boneyard, especially the dig site. They just kept digging and digging to uncover the bones of the wooly mammoth. It was also in the shade, and there were places for parents to sit, making it a wonderful resting place.
And so do parents. This from the father of a 4-year-old:
You should give playgrounds like The Boneyard higher ratings. After having our 4-year-old wait in lines for two days straight, she was thrilled to run around for two hours in The Boneyard without waiting for anything. Perhaps calling it a diversion is accurate, but it was a priceless diversion for us.
Be aware that The Boneyard rambles over about a half acre and is multi-storied. It's pretty easy to lose sight of a small child in the playground. Fortunately, there's only one entrance and exit. A mother of two from Stillwater, Minnesota, found the playground too large for her liking:
If you are a parent who likes to have your eyes on your kids at all times, The Boneyard is very scary for adults. Kids climb to the top of the slides, and you can't see them at the top and you don't know what chute they will be exiting from. It made me VERY nervous because I could not see them at all times.
Opens 30 minutes after the rest of the park.
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