Description And Comments
Arranged in the form of a rambling open-air dig site, this elaborately themed playground is particularly appealing to kids age 12 and younger, but visually appealing to all ages. It has a ropes course and caves to play in, as well as slides, swings, and climbing areas. It’s decorated with dinosaur skeletons and has a sandpit where your kids can scrounge 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.
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’re a parent who likes to have your eyes on your kids at all times, you won’t like The Boneyard. Kids climb to the top of the slides, then you can’t see them and you don’t know what chute they’ll be exiting from.
From the mother of a 3-year-old:
If your child is quite young, make sure you have two people in the Boneyard—one to help them up all the stairs, the other to stay at the bottom and watch them as they exit the slide. By the time you get from the top of the structure to the bottom, they’re off who-knows-where getting into mischief of one kind of another without adult supervision.
Opens 30 minutes after the rest of the park.
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