- In the Parks
The huge open space in enclosed in Dinosaur - the point where you cross the bridge in Indy is the point where you pass the Sauropod in Dinosaur. There is no equivalent grand reveal of a wide open chamber, but the layout is 98% equal.Indy in DAK fits perfect, I can't believe some think its a terrible fit. Everyone seems to agree that Dinoland needs to be replaced, and the whole Indy land vibe I think sounds fantastic. But I keep seeing people say the track layout is the same for Dinosaur and Indy in California, I've ridden both and outside of the ride vehicles I don't see any similarity in the track design. On the Indy ride you have this huge open space where you cross the bridge and drive over the other vehicles, where is this room/space in Dinosaur? I know Dino is dark but something like that room would stand out IMO. I know this Indy rumor is new so I'm not getting too excited, but this land sounds like a homerun for DAK in my book.
I certainly don't agree that's Dinoland need be replaced, unless you mean Dinorama specifically in which case then I certainly do. I can't think of a type of animal with more exciting potential for theme park use than Dinosaurs. The approach that exists presently is thematically suited to the park, but does not maximize the creative potential of these amazing creatures. Dinosaur the ride does a nice job, but I'd love to see the land fleshed out further with more things like it - lots of Dino encounters, and something suitable for people - children and adults alike - who would flip to see a "real dinosaur" are not suited for the EMV ride. How to make sense of that within the mission of the park is a bit of a bigger question, but surely a Dinosaur-themed land deserves an improved presence in Animal Kingdom and not a diminished one.