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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 Barney, and get the heck out of Dodge 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. A mother from Kansasville, Wisconsin, liked it a lot:
Dinosaur is the best ride at WDW. Our group of 10, ranging in age from 65 (grandma) to 8 (grandson), immediately—and unanimously!—got back in line immediately after finishing.
That said, the menacing dinosaurs, along with the overall intensity of the experience, make Dinosaur a no-go for younger kids, as this Michigan family discovered:
Our 7-year-old son withstood every ride Disney threw at him, from Space Mountain to Tower of Terror. Dinosaur, however, did him in. By the end, he was riding with his head down, scared to look around.
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 Kilimanjaro Safaris and Expedition Everest, makes Dinosaur the easiest super-headliner attraction at Disney World to get on. Pandora’s opening should only enhance this. Even so, try to ride early in the day, after Expedition Everest and the Pandora attractions.
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.
- We rate this attraction as Not To Be Missed.
- This attraction has a minimum-height requirement of 40 inches.
- This attraction offers rider swap.
40" minimum height requirement. Switching off option provided
- Physical Considerations
- Video Captioning Available
- Assistive Listening Devices Available
- Audio Description Devices Available
- Must Transfer From Wheelchair/ECV
- No Service Animals
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