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Description And Comments

DINOSAUR is a combination track ride and motion simulator. In addition to moving along a cleverly hidden track, the ride vehicle also bucks and pitches (the simulator part) in sync with the visuals and special effects.

The plot has you traveling back in time on a mission of rescue and conservation. Your objective: to haul back a living dinosaur before the species becomes extinct. Whoever is operating the clock, however, cuts it a little close, and you arrive on the prehistoric scene just as a giant asteroid is hurtling toward Earth. General mayhem ensues as you evade carnivorous predators, catch your dino, and get the heck out before the asteroid hits.

DINOSAUR serves up nonstop action from beginning to end, with brilliant visual effects. Elaborate even by Disney standards, its tense, frenetic ride is embellished by the entire Imagineering arsenal of high-tech gimmickry. To its credit, Disney is unafraid to keep Dinosaur a dark, fast ride. The intensity along with the speed and roaring reptilians can scare children... and some adults.

Touring Tips

Disney situated DINOSAUR in such a remote corner of the park that guests have to poke around to find it. This, in conjunction with the overwhelming popularity of Pandora, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Expedition Everest, makes Dinosaur the easiest super-headliner attraction at Disney World to get on. Crowds don't often build for DINOSAUR until well after the park opens.


This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for DINOSAUR when you visit on a day with a given Disney's Animal Kingdom Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average "peak" wait time (that is, how long the line will be at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it's the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see DINOSAUR Wait Times.

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Special Comments

40" minimum height requirement. Rider switch option provided

Special Needs

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