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DinoLand U.S.A. Information



There are occasional characters in DinoLand U.S.A., although it is not their most common place at Animal Kingdom. There is one character greeting spot. It is at the extreme side of the park, at the end of the path in front of Chester and Hester's Dinosaur Treasures. There are not always characters here, but it is used sometimes. The characters that will be here are varied, so check the daily times guide to see who and when.


Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama at Disney's Animal Kingdom is where you want to go if you want to experience a carnival, Disney style. Located to the right of the Tree of Life and Discovery Island, and in the center of DinoLand U.S.A., it is possible to spend a few minutes here or a few hours. That depends on your preference for small rides and games of chance. Located inside Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama are Fossil Fun Games, Primeval Whirl, and Triceratop Spin.


There are two entrances to DinoLand U.S.A. at Animal Kingdom. The first, and most commonly used, is a bridge from Discovery Island. This takes you to the "front" of DinoLand U.S.A. The second entrance is on the side of Animal Kingdom. It is a bridge from Asia, taking you from in front of Expedition Everest to the back of DinoLand U.S.A. and near Finding Nemo-The Musical.


The layout of DinoLand U.S.A at Animal Kingdom begins with its two entrances, the bridge from Discovery Island and the bridge from Asia. It's shape resembles a bell from the back toward the Tree of Life.

From Asia, you cross the bridge by Expedition Everest and it leads you directly to Finding Nemo-The Musical. From there, you turn slightly to the right and come to the entrance to Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama, which contains Fossil Fun Games, Dino-Bite Snacks, TriceraTop Spin and Primeval Whirl. Behind the Dino-Rama is Chester and Hester's Dinosaur Treasures. Behind Dinosaur Treasures, by winding on the paths, you will come to DINOSAUR. Leaving DINOSAUR and going straight ahead takes you to Restaurantosausus, then to The Boneyard, then PetriFries, and finally to the bridge to Discovery Island. If you skip DINOSAUR, from Dinosaur Treasures, go right (as you face the front of the shop from the outside). This will lead you to Restaurantosaurus, The Boneyard, PetriFries, and Discovery Island.

From Discovery Island, you cross the bridge and immediately to your right is PetriFries. You then go under the bridge at The Boneyard. To your right is Restaurantosaurus and DINOSAUR. Straight ahead is Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama and Chester and Hester's Dinosaur Treasures. To the left is the promenade that winds around to Finding Nemo-The Musical and to the bridge to Asia. Coming from Discovery Island, you can also make an immediate left after crossing the bridge and you will go around the side of DinoLand U.S.A. straight to Finding Nemo-The Musical and the bridge to Asia.


There are three public restroom areas in DinoLand U.S.A. at Disney's Animal Kingdom. One is located next to Restaurantosaurus near the entrance to DINOSAUR. Another is next the Chester and Hester's Dinosaur Treasures, near the exit from DINOSAUR. The other restroom area is near the exit from Finding Nemo-The Musical.