DinoLand USA
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Disney World Character Announcement Signals DinoLand U.S.A is Not Going Extinct (Yet)

Wednesday, June 22, was marked with exciting announcements from Disney Parks regarding the return of even more character experiences to the Walt Disney World Resort in Central Florida.

Out of several special announcements signaling The Most Magical Place On Earth’s further return to normal, the return of one beloved experience stands out and signals that one themed land is not going away any time soon.

DinoLand, U.S.A.

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According to Disney Parks Blog, “Donald Duck and friends will rejoin their prehistoric party at “Donald’s Dino-Bash!” in DinoLand U.S.A. at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park” in the coming months.

DinoLand, U.S.A. is a corner of Animal Kingdom that has been visually struggling over the past few years, capped by the closure of one of its iconic attractions, Primeval Whirl. Since the opening of Pandora: The World of Avatar on what used to be Camp Minnie Mickey, on-and-off speculation has been pointed to a retheme project directed or pitched for the Dinosaur-themed Park space. One of our writers here at Disney Fanatic even pitched the possibility of Walt Disney Imagineers retheming DinoLand, U.S.A., to Australia.



Read More: OpEd: Why Disney’s Animal Kingdom Needs Australia

Along with the E-Ticket dark ride, DINOSAUR, the Dino-Rama, and Fossil Fun Games, DinoLand, U.S.A., was the place to go for special character meet and greets, featuring DuckTales characters like Scrooge McDuck, Launchpad McQuack, and Donald Duck.

Disney World describes the complimentary experience as the following:

Meet Dino Donald Duck!

Donald Duck just heard the news—some of his feathered ancestors were dinosaurs! To mark this inquackable discovery, he’s transformed this land into a celebration for the ages.

He’s also unearthed more old friends than Disney’s Animal Kingdom park has ever seen before—including Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto and Launchpad McQuack. You can even catch Chip ’n Dale—sporting some nutty dino-inspired costumes.

Donald's Dino-Bash!

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Related: Is Minnie Mouse Taking Over Tinker Bell’s Character Spot?

While no future plans for DinoLand, U.S.A. have been announced, the upcoming return of this interactive kids’ experience arguably puts all hopes and speculation for something new in the immediate future.

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.

About T.K. Bosacki

TK is a writer and editor based in Tampa, FL with a passion for all things Disney, and adventure.