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Dinosaur (Disney's Animal Kingdom)

Image Width220px
ParkDisney's Animal Kingdom
LandDinoLand U.S.A.
DesignerWalt Disney Imagineering
Typedark ride
OpenedApril 22, 1998
MusicOriginal score by Richard Bellis
Vehicle NamesCTX Time Rovers
Height Requirement40
Custom Label 1Previous name
Custom Value 1Countdown to Extinction
SponsorMcDonald's (1998 � 2008)
Transfer Accessibleyes
Assistive Listeningyes

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DINOSAUR (originally named Countdown to Extinction) is a dark ride at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

In the attraction, guests board vehicles called Time Rovers and are taken on a turbulent journey through the Cretaceous era, featuring prehistoric scenes populated with animatronic dinosaurs. The ride liberally utilizes dry ice and fiber-optic meteor effects.

Originally named Countdown to Extinction, the ride's name was later changed to DINOSAUR to promote the film of the same name during its release year. The attraction has never contained any explicit references to the film. However, the two dinosaurs most prominently featured in the ride have always been an Iguanadon and Carnotaurus, which were both featured prominently in the film. Scenes from the movie also appear in the pre-show, to help the guests identify the Iguanadon as the film's protagonist, Aladar.

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