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Dinosaur! in Disney’s Animal Kingdom DSI: Disney Scene Investigation

Hello and welcome to The WDW Radio Show – Your Walt Disney World Information Station. I am your host, Lou Mongello, and this is show #259 for the week of January 29, 2012.

We’re going to go back in time this week in more ways than one, as we take a trip aboard my Walt Disney World Wayback Machine to the Cretaceous period, and the origins of Dinosaur! in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. In this DSI: Disney Scene Investigation, we’ll look at the attraction’s beginnings as “Countdown to Extinction,” and discuss it’s story, relationship to Dinoland, USA, details, and future.

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4 thoughts on “WDW Radio Show #259 – Dinosaur! in Disney’s Animal Kingdom DSI: Disney Scene Investigation”

  1. Christian says:

    What a magnifiacent ride!!!! It’s my #1 spot to go to when visiting DAK. Of course after visiting Flaming Tree BBQ. But I would love to ride it with the lights on some time. Also…does the car bounce that much or is it the the track? Have a magical day all.

    Christian aka Lightyear

  2. Ryan says:

    Christian, the track has some inclines and declines, but the bumps and shakes of the ‘off road’ feeling come from the simulator’s movements not the track. I hope that helps!

    Best wishes,

  3. Elaine says:

    Our family LOVES Animal Kingdom! We will spend at least a day and a half there to look at all the beauty of the landscaping, the architecture of the buildings, the animals, the shows and, oh yea, the attractions. We always let people pass us when we enter inside building of the Countdown line so we can read the signs and look at the skeletons of the dinosaurs.. Everything Disney does is so rich that it takes time to notice, figure out and appreciate the details. Our recommendation is TAKE THE TOURS!!!!!! Oh my, the story lines are fantastic, most of the decorations and architectural details are real items chosen by imagineers during their many research trips to Asia and Africa and other exotic countries. Do what Lou says….take your time and enjoy.

  4. Chuck Zitta says:

    One of my favorite memories comes from this area of Animal Kingdom. And that would be the character breakfast dining experience we had at Restaurantosaurus back when our boys were 9 and 6. Our older son is a big Donald Duck fan and we were having difficulty at that time finding Donald in the parks for Charlie to meet. But, then I came across the character breakfast, featuring Donald at Restaurantosaurus. What an incredible experience that was – watching my son’s face light up with excitement when he spotted Donald. And of course he got an autograph and we got pictures to last a lifetime. Mission accomplished.

    The Dinosaur ride has never been a big “to do” on our list. In fact, I think only my younger son and I have gone on it. I’ve tried convincing my wife and older son that Disney has approved the attraction since it’s original release. But, still no luck. So, looks like a 2 out of 4, for the “like” category on this attraction. I really dig the ride vehicles and am looking forward to making the trek out to Disneyland so we can experience the Indiana Jones attraction.

    Thanks yet again, for another spectacular show, Lou and Ryan!!!