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Endangered Animal Kingdom Attraction to Close This Summer

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Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom is undoubtedly the wildest theme park around, with everything from real animal encounters to exciting attractions.

The Tree of Life

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Animal Kingdom Is the Wildest Disney Park Around!

The Disney Park is divided up into six different areas: Oasis, Discovery Island, Pandora- The World of Avatar, Africa, Asia, and DinoLand U.S.A.

But unfortunately, one of these lands has been sentenced to death, despite housing one of the best Animal Kingdom rides: DINOSAUR.

DINOSAUR at Disney's Animal Kingdom

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Extinction Imminent For This Animal Kingdom Area…

It was recently announced that DinoLand U.S.A. would be going extinct soon to make room for an entirely new area in the Disney Park.

Slowly but surely, the theme park area has been altered, with a ride torn down here, a store torn down there, etc. Up next on the chopping block is The Boneyard, a play area for kids themed to look like a paleontologist’s dig site.

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Can You Dig It?

This outdoor play area is an excellent way for kids to blow off steam while parents sit and relax, so it’s disappointing to hear that it’ll be closing soon.

Luckily, this closure is only temporary and won’t last forever!

DinoLand U.S.A. Disney's Animal Kingdom

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There’s Still Time Left For This Animal Kingdom Attraction!

The Boneyard is temporarily closing for refurbishment on May 1 and will remain closed through June 12, reopening again on June 13.

The refurbishment of this attraction has us wondering when exactly DinoLand U.S.A. will close for good. However, a refurbishment isn’t enough to confirm an attraction’s extended lifespan. For example, Universal Orlando’s walkthrough attraction Poseidon’s Fury is set to close despite receiving refurbishments a year prior.

At this point, we don’t know when DinoLand U.S.A. and its inhabitants will go extinct forever, so stay tuned to Disney Dining as we update readers on 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.