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|Opening Date: April 22nd, 1998|
|Ride Length: 3.5 minutes||Minimum Height: 40"|
|Handicapped Access: Guests in wheelchairs and ECV's must transfer. Video captioning, assistive listening and audio description devices available.|
|Fastpass: Yes||Rider Swap: Yes|
|Attraction Type(s): Dark Ride, Ride Through, Simulation|
DINOSAUR is an indoor ride that takes basically takes a motion simulator, and places it on top of a ride car, to give a fast paced, bumpy ride back through time on a mission to bring back a live dinosaur before they all become extinct by an impending asteroid hurtling towards earth.
Conveniently, you arrive about 2 minutes before the asteroid is about to wipe everything out, so your ride vehicle speeds along the bumpy surface, past many audio-animatronic dinosaurs while trying to find the right species to bring back to the present. Mayhem ensues as you pass by carnivorous predators, before finally finding 'Barney' and heading safely back to present time.
The ride vehicle is very bumpy and doesn't provide the most comfortable seating. If you suffer neck or back problems you may want to give this one a miss.
Young kids wont like this ride one bit. It's very dark and loud and the sight of the dinosaurs attempting to eat you will likely scare them senseless. The ride does however offer a rider swap option. Many adults will also get a few scares from this one!
Because DINOSAUR is shoved away in the corner of the park, it's never really that busy so you can pretty much walk on. That being said, during high season the queues can get up to 40 minutes long, however this doesn't happen too often, and the fastpass distribution always offers returns within an hour or so.