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Accessible Attractions – DINOSAUR

September 17, 2012

DINOSAUR at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

DINOSAUR is another attraction I had not experienced for quite some time. We went to check it our on our last trip to see how wheelchair friendly it is.

Queue

When you arrive at the attraction you enter the Dino Institute. The queue is set up like a museum. There are railings throughout but they were wide enough that it was easy to navigate my wheelchair through them. After you make your way through the museum you go into a room to watch a video presentation from the institute.

Part of the indoor queue.

From there you proceed to the loading area for the Time Rovers. There are stairs leading to the regular loading area. A Cast Member will show or tell you where the elevator is so you can bypass the stairs. The elevator will take you to area where you typically exit the attraction so when you return you will exit where you got into the Time Rover and your wheelchair will be there waiting on you.

Elevator to the wheelchair loading area.

Wheelchair loading area.

Ride Vehicle

DINOSAUR is an accessible attraction to a certain extent. If you are able to stand it will be easier to get into the Time Rover. If like me you can’t, it can be difficult. There is a step up into the ride vehicle and the opening to get in is not very wide. My husband picked me up over the side and put me into the seat. He then picked me back up to exit the Time Rover.

DINOSAUR ride vehicle.

Overall

The ride itself is pretty bumpy. There is a handle in front of you to hold onto but it takes quite a bit of upper body strength to stay stable. We had a great time experiencing this attraction but it is not one that we will take the time to do every trip.

  • Rich T
    September 17, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    I can’t wait to try Dinosaur (and rest of AK) on my next trip (it’s been waaaay too long since my last visit to WDW!). Indiana Jones at DL has the same ride system. I enjoy it, but at least two members of my family find it a bit too rough.

  • Capturing Magical Memories
    September 17, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    I think this is my least favorite ride at Disney just because it as bumby as you say. I feel like I am just holding on for dear life and my back always gives me trouble afterwards.