Video: Dinosaur receives some upgrades during refurbishment

Dinosaur came out of a months long refurbishment recently and we’ve had the chance to ride it a few times since then. Changes in the queue were minor, with display cases replacing the giant mural in the first holding room. There were otherwise no changes in the queue.


On the ride itself, we noticed better lighting in the various scenes, a lot more meteor shower effects working, two new screens with projections of compsognathus (a return to Countdown to Extinction), a scanning of the Iguanodon, and black lights on the Carnotaurus in the finale scene. Here’s a full ride-through.

And a closing shot of the star of our adventure, the Iguanodon itself!



Dinosaur received more of an upgrade than Big Thunder Mountain did recently, and it’s nice to see the effects working again. While we would love to have seen some of the long-broken dinosaurs like the pterodactyl either be removed or fixed, the refurbishment of Dinosaur did address quite a few things and Disney deserves a thumbs up on this one.


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  1. I’ve always enjoyed this ride very much, and it’s great to read (and see) that it looks much closer to the original Countdown to Extinction ride, than it has in many years. Thanks for posting.


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