It sounds like a pretty good idea. A little more similar to the Jurassic Park area at Universal Studios.
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The only thing is that the current Dinoland is modeled after Route 66, and that is kind of why it seems as tacky as it is. However, I would not object to any changes they make. I'm not really attached to the area. Just pointing out some of the reasoning behind the current theming.
I would love to see an area where kids could interact a bit with AA dinosaurs. Maybe a little bit like Lucky, but stationary. Perhaps a hatchery where baby dinos could be exhibited? It would be a great educational oprotunity for kids, and plus, I imagine that they could add a couple of humorous elements, such as baby dinos spitting at random times. Maybe they could have cast members have jr. dinokeepers, which are kids who are supposed to help out take care of the "dinos". I'd like it a lot more then what's there now.
Also, does anyone know if the raptor fountain behind Dinosaur works? When I went there, it wasn't working and I thought that it would be cool if they set it to a touch trigger and hide a speaker in it's snout so when it's touched, it growls and starts spurting water from it's mouth.
I don't mind Chester and Hester's as a sort of gateway area, if what came after was something truly spectacular as you're describing. Especially the Dinosaur Jungle Cruise, since it was replace Dinousaur, which even my scary-ride immune girlfriend found just loud and annoying (and I refused to get within a mile of).
I always thought the Excavator sounded cool, though I wonder if Disney wants another coaster in Animal Kingdom for a while after Everest.
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