Welcome to Mouse Monday Magical Seven! A new series where we will explore different topics from around Walt Disney World! This week we will discuss the different dinosaur-themed attractions and experiences around Walt Disney World!
For the brave dinosaur fans, this attraction will take you back in time to rescue an Iguanadon before the meteor strike that wiped out the dinosaurs hits the Earth. Time travelers board their Time Rovers and hang on for a 3 and a half minute wild ride through the Cretaceous Period. This attraction has a height requirement of 40 inches and also has FastPass+ available.
2. Dinosaur Gertie’s Ice Cream of Extinction
While not distinctly dinosaur related, Dinosaur Gertie’s Ice Cream of Extinction is a unique place to get some ice cream at Disney World and it also makes for a good photo op! Located on Echo Lake at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Dinosaur Gertie’s serves ice cream cones, sandwiches, and bars, as well as cold beverages to keep you cool on a warm Florida afternoon.
3. Ellen’s Energy Adventure
Join Ellen and Bill Nye on this 45 minute attraction located in Future World at Epcot to learn all about how energy is created and its international importance! During the attraction, you will experience larger than life audio-animatronic dinosaurs as Bill Nye educates Ellen (and you!) about where our energy sources came from. This is a great attraction for relaxing, as it is long, dark, and air-conditioned! (Plus dinosaurs!)
This quick-service dining location is a hidden gem of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. A group of Paleontology students have turned this restaurant into their home base and you can explore their equipment while you eat! You can grab cheeseburgers, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, chicken sandwiches, and more (full menu here). The best part about Restaurantosaurus is that it features an extremely rare toppings bar where you can customize your meal!
5. T-Rex Cafe
Located in Disney Springs, this dino-themed restaurant is a perfect place to grab a bite for all the dino-lovers in your family! Complete with an ice cave, meteor shower, and giant animatronic dinosaurs, this is sure to be a family favorite. Don’t forget to stop by the gift shop and create your own friendosaur at Build-A-Dino! Be sure to make advanced dining reservations! Full menu here. Tip: If there aren’t any reservations left through Disney, try calling the restaurant directly at (407) 828-8739. T-Rex is not owned by Disney, therefore they leave some of their reservations open.
6. The Boneyard
Fun for young paleontologists ages 10 and younger, this play area is located in DinoLand U.S.A. at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. There are interactive exhibits, a sandpit for excavating Wooly Mammoth, Triceratops, and T-Rex remains, and a large maze with slides. Parents can relax in a shaded sitting area with large fans.
7. TriceraTop Spin
This dino-themed attraction is just like the Dumbo attraction in Magic Kingdom, so it is perfect for the young dino-enthusiast in your family! TriceraTop Spin is located in DinoLand U.S.A. at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Sit in the front of the Triceratops and you can control the backward and forward motion of your dino.