Say it ain’t so! Dinoland, U.S.A. at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is endangered and will go extinct to make way for a brand new expansion of tropical-themed experiences.
Chester and Hester’s old stomping grounds at Dinoland, U.S.A., will be removed to make way for The Tropical Americas area of the park. Dinoland has long been a favorite of Disney World guests since it first opened with the park on April 22, 1998. Fans of the prehistorically-themed land love the DINOSAUR! attraction, as well as TricerTop Spin, the Boneyard, and the previously closed Primeval Whirl attraction.
New experiences inspired by Encanto and Indiana Jones are being considered for the reimagined Dinoland U.S.A. land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, per an announcement at Destination D23 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
On Saturday morning, Bruce Vaughn, Chief Creative Officer at Walt Disney Imagineering, shared the vision for a complete overhaul of Dinoland, U.S.A. at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which would include the addition of magical new experiences inspired by Disney’s Encanto (2021) and the Indiana Jones film series. Both are being considered as the inspiration for new featured attractions as part of a total revamping of Dinoland, U.S.A.
Vaughn said they have a long way to go and much more to discover before they begin the process of overhauling the guest-favorite area at Disney World’s fourth theme park, but he says that Walt Disney Imagineering teams are up for the challenge in the Sunshine State.