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  • jcman3777
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    I always thought there was a strong level of sophistication to the Boneyard concept. It was great Disney atmosphere of discovery. How breathtaking would it be if DINOLAND opened like this:


    Like this is almost an extension of the Dino-Institute. A complete, complex world. No sub-area, second rate carnival.

    AND check out that roller-coaster made out of dinosaur bones!!! What a brilliant idea... This would totally be an advance on the Wizarding World, if done correctly.

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  • BANANAZ
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    Originally posted by DRSeeker View Post
    Originally, when Dinoland first opened there was a tent called Dinosaur Jubilee, where there fossils and dinosaur bones just like a museum and was pretty informative also. Then they actually had a little booth where a an actual anthropologist was working on uncovered actual dinosaur bones, it was on loan from the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The dino was Dino Sue, and there is an exact copy outside of the Dinosaur attraction.

    There were plans and the infrastructure was in place for an interactive AA dino in the Cretaceous Trail, it was an Acrocanthosaurus. Theen they had some problems with the River Iguanodon in the Discovery River, so they were going to use it as an interactive dino also near the dig site, but it was all about money and cancelled both projects even though the AA figures were already built and working.
    That is so frustrating! Think of how cool that would have been! Argh... why does it always have to be about the money?

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  • Epcot2000
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    I'd love to see some of these great concepts incorporated into Dinoland USA. I know I may be one of the only ones that Does like and appreciate Dinoland as it is today, I mean the story behind it is perfected and amazing....I'd like to see at least some of these if no beastly kingdomme. I'm thinking we could keep Dinoland...but somehow expand and update the Dino Institute so that there's another entire "subland" where we can travel back in time, and experience all of these awesome rides.

    I don't understand why disney didn't just take the plunge and go for something like this a while ago. They could've had a whole campaign from the Dino Institute about their new discovery. Same with Beastly Kingdomme...but that's a different story.

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  • DRSeeker
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    Originally posted by BANANAZ View Post
    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.
    Originally, when Dinoland first opened there was a tent called Dinosaur Jubilee, where there fossils and dinosaur bones just like a museum and was pretty informative also. Then they actually had a little booth where a an actual anthropologist was working on uncovered actual dinosaur bones, it was on loan from the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The dino was Dino Sue, and there is an exact copy outside of the Dinosaur attraction.

    There were plans and the infrastructure was in place for an interactive AA dino in the Cretaceous Trail, it was an Acrocanthosaurus. Theen they had some problems with the River Iguanodon in the Discovery River, so they were going to use it as an interactive dino also near the dig site, but it was all about money and cancelled both projects even though the AA figures were already built and working.

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  • ThatNatureGeek
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    I really like those ideas!

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  • MarkTwain
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    Hey Baby-T, after discovering the source of your Pterodactyl spinner concept art , I found another interesting piece of concept art on the same site:



    I think this would be another fun concept to add to your Dinoland. Basically, it's a rock-climbing wall filled with fossils and hidden surprises to discover on the way up. It'd be a perfect attraction to place near the Boneyard play area.

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  • MJMcB
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    It may be cheesy but I always have fun riding Primeval Whirl

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  • MarkTwain
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    This would be great! I would much prefer this to the Dinoland that exists right now - especially if were to get rid of Hester and Chester's Dino-Rama.

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  • DisneyManiac
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    I like this idea great, it would be a major improvement over what you guys have now. But, I think it's fine the way it is right now.

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  • Disney Romantic
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    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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  • Imagineer Scott
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    WOW, I love the Walking with Dinosaur videos.

    Just don't demolish Chester and Hester's Gift Shop. Leave that as a token of respect for what was once there. That shop is amazing.

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  • BANANAZ
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    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.

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  • Tyler1994
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    Soo many cool rides could be put into Animal Kingdom! Lets hope the land doesn't go to waste

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  • Figment Fan
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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.

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  • Baby-T
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    Thanks for the comments, i think this i the only way to get enough new rides and a great expiriance of Disnoland U.S.A. I got the pics from Disney and More, here ist the link
    Disney and more: A Tribute to Tom Thordarson - a.k.a " THOR " - Artwork - Part Two : Dinosaurs Ride Concepts

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  • clockworkmonkey
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    This would be a massive improvement. Where did you get the info/images about the Dino Jungle Cruise?

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  • tloolgb
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    That is from the time travel ride in Discovery Bay right? I have never seen the storyboards for it before.

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  • wumbology
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    It sounds like a pretty good idea. A little more similar to the Jurassic Park area at Universal Studios.

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  • Hathaway Browne
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    ^ditto. Almost makes me think they should have done that instead of Countdown to Extinction.

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  • Bryce05
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    I've never seen that Dinosaur Jungle Cruise concept art before... That would have been great!

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