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DinoLand U.S.A. is a themed land at Disney's Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida and serves as the park's home to dinosaurs and other prehistoric life, as well as related modern animals.

Backstory

DinoLand U.S.A. originally started as a small highway town where an amateur fossil-hunter found some dinosaur bones in 1947. After contacting some scientist friends, they gathered their money together to purchase the site. Since then, scientists, volunteers, and grad students have been living there trying to find answers about dinosaurs. The Dino Institute was founded and opened the site as a "fossil discover park". An old fishing lodge of the property became the Restaurantosaurus. Meanwhile, the Dino Institute and their partners at a research facility called Chrono-Tech discovered how to warp vehicles through time, and thus started doing time tours.

Chester and Hester, two locals, were determined to make a quick buck and converted their gas station into a fossil souvenir shop. Not to be out done by the Dino Institute, they turned their parking lot into a small amusement park called "Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama", featuring their own version of DINOSAUR named Primeval Whirl. They also added TriceraTop Spin and the midway games.

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The Oasis
The Oasis Exhibits
Discovery Island
Tree of LifeIt's Tough to Be a Bug! • Discovery Island Trails
Africa
Kilimanjaro SafarisPangani Forest Exploration TrailsWild Africa TrekA Celebration of Festival of the Lion King
Rafiki's Planet Watch
Wildlife Express TrainThe Animation Experience at Conservation StationHabitat Habit!Affection Section
Asia
Feathered Friends in Flight • Expedition EverestKali River RapidsMaharajah Jungle Trek
DinoLand U.S.A.
DinosaurThe Boneyard PlaygroundChester and Hester's Dino-Rama (Fossil Fun GamesTriceraTop Spin)
Pandora: The World of Avatar
Avatar: Flight of PassageNa'vi River Journey
Current Entertainment
Disney KiteTails (Opening in October 1, 2021)
Former Attractions and Entertainment
Discovery River BoatsCamp Minnie-Mickey (Pocahontas and her Forest Friends) • Dinosaur JubileeJourney into the Jungle BookTarzan Rocks!Primeval WhirlFinding Nemo - The MusicalThe Jungle Book: Alive with MagicRivers of Light: We Are OneUP! A Great Bird Adventure
Resorts
Disney's Animal Kingdom LodgeDisney's Animal Kingdom VillasDisney's Coronado Springs ResortDisney's All-Star Movies ResortDisney's All-Star Music ResortDisney's All-Star Sports Resort