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As Disney Prepares to Confirm DinoLand’s Demise, Fans Declare Their Love For the Animal Kingdom Area

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When you think of Walt Disney World, you probably think of something sleek, manicured, and perfectly curated to dazzle audiences.

You probably don’t think of a kitschy tourist attraction modeled after roadside carnival attractions, yet that’s exactly what you’ll find in Animal Kingdom.

DinoLand, U.S.A., Is Easily One of Walt Disney World’s Most Infamous Areas…

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Animal Kingdom’s DinoLand, U.S.A., may not be as polished as Pandora – The World of Avatar, but it still holds a special place in may fans’ hearts. The DINOSAUR attraction is renowned for being one of Walt Disney World’s most intense dark rides, and the entire area calls back to a simpler time for the Disney Park.

But despite the affection many fans feel for the theme park area, DinoLand, U.S.A., is doomed for extinction. Endangered, if you will.

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Unfortunately, this isn’t a brand-new revelation. It was revealed last year that the Animal Kingdom area was doomed to be excavated and turned into something else, such as a Zootopia (2016) area or a Moana (2016) area.

That being said, nobody knows for sure, as nothing has been confirmed…yet.

A Confirmation Is Coming Soon, We Can Feel It In Our Bones (Or Should We Say ‘Fossils?’)

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This year’s D23 Expo will take place in Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort on September 8-10, and we have a sinking feeling that DinoLand’s fate will be revealed this year.

After all, some of the most influential members of Walt Disney Imagineering were recently spotted in Animal Kingdom’s DinoLand, U.S.A., area, presumably scouting and coming up with new ideas.

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Disney’s Art Rendering of DinoLand U.S.A. Expansion

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But as the Walt Disney Company prepares to confirm the theme park area’s replacement, some fans only double down, proving just how much they love this silly installment.

Over at Theme Park Tourist, survey results show that 76% of visitors are ready for DinoLand, U.S.A., to evolve, while 24% still want to see the theme park area survive another extinction.

Whether you’re ready to let go of Animal Kingdom’s dinosaur-themed area or not, it seems that it’s time to begin saying goodbyes. Stay tuned to Disney Dining for the latest information regarding the situation.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.