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DINOSAUR

DINOSAUR

An Attraction in Animal Kingdom

Last updated: February 24, 2024

At a Glance
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 out before the asteroid hits.

Dinosaur serves up nonstop action from beginning to end, with brilliant visual effects. Elaborate even by Disney standards, the tense, frenetic ride is embellished by the entire Imagineering arsenal of high-tech gimmickry.

A mother from Kansasville, Wisconsin, liked Dinosaur 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 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.
Current Standby Wait Time
Lightning Lane - Genie+
Next Available Return Time:
4:40pm
Guest Overall Rating
Our Overall Rating
Preschool
Grade School
Teens
Young Adults
Over 30
Seniors
Duration
4 min
Rider Switch?
Yes
Minimum Height
40 in
Queues
  • Standby
Accessibility
  • Physical Considerations
  • Video Captioning
  • Assistive Listening
  • Must Transfer From Wheelchair/ECV
  • No Service Animals

Touring Tips

When To Go
Before 10:30 a.m., after 4:30 p.m.
Loading Speed
Fast
Early Theme Park Entry?
Yes
Wait per 100 People Ahead
3 min
Extended Evening Theme Park Hours?
Yes

Disney situated Dinosaur in such a remote corner of the park that you have to poke around to find it. This, in conjunction with the overwhelming popularity of Pandora’s rides, along with Kilimanjaro Safaris and Expedition Everest, makes Dinosaur the easiest headliner attraction at Walt Disney World to get on. Lines should be relatively light through midmorning. A decent strategy for avoiding backtracking and long waits is to start a counterclockwise tour of the park here, saving Pandora’s attractions for last.

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Wait Times

Here's roughly how many minutes you'll wait for DINOSAUR at each Animal Kingdom Crowd Level.

1
7 to 39
2
10 to 40
3
10 to 40
4
13 to 40
5
18 to 40
6
22 to 45
7
25 to 51
8
31 to 56
9
39 to 67
10
45 to 80
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Jun 2, 2012
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DINOSAUR
 
Saturday,
June 2, 2012

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10 min Posted Standby at 9:32am
20 min Posted Standby at 10:12am
30 min Posted Standby at 10:24am
offline at 10:28am
15 min Posted Standby at 10:31am
10 min Posted Standby at 11:30am
10 min Posted Standby at 12:12pm
15 min Posted Standby at 12:13pm
10 min Posted Standby at 2:02pm
10 min Posted Standby at 2:40pm
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