So, I’ve been talking awhile about Dinoland being the next area of work at DAK. The map I saw showed a Moana ride taking over Primeval Whirl (and then some) which we now know is the water ride. The spinner gets rethemed, which we see. The rest of Dinoland is rethemed. I believe a Zootopia e-ticket replaces Dinosaur. This is FAR less blue sky than the MK project. I would expect full details on the DAK land at Destination D23 next fall.
I can actually get down with Zootopia if it’s put where Conservation Station is. Don’t hate me. But Moana in EPCOT and here? One is enough. Others are saying this is a Dinoland Replacement. They are crazy to not use expansion plots. Just starting work I am sure. Coming 2028!
Man I hate Chapek and this new Imagineering. Not thought just do.
Yes, it's meant to resemble the Zootopia Skyline:Is that a skyline?
I thought that looked like an indoor building for "underwater" attractions. They showed a kid looking at a partially submerged hippo.
When will this madness and bulls**t end?
Seriously, Chapek needs to go.
Epic Universe going to take market share. I assume TDO is worried AK will be the WDW park that people choose to pass on.
The Moana section of the concept art looks stunning (assuming it doesn't fall victim to budget cuts). I have no problems with it replacing the carnival. I'm more hesitant about the Dinosaur ride being replaced, but I'd like to see how the Zootopia land in Hong Kong looks before I definitively say "no" to a Zootopia land.
Thank you for the image.Yes, it's meant to resemble the Zootopia Skyline:
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They alluded to a potential Zootopia addition to this part of Animal Kingdom in the presentation.
This is absolutely an option and the reason why the concept is the way it is. The Dinoland project was always two phases. We just have to hope this Phase 2 goes the way of most phase 2's.
Thankfully the sightlines inside Animal Kingdom are frequently well controlled by the dense foliage. You'd have to go a good bit taller than Everest to be seen from the Tree of Life.Thank you for the image.
Yes, I 100% recognize they want to add Zooptopia to DAK. I just didn't see it in the concept art. I thought that area was also Moana.
I would hope they stylize the backside of the skyscrapers to look like mountains so that you can't see it from the Tree, etc.
They could make a Zootopia Hotel portion, that is visible from the parking lot.Thankfully the sightlines inside Animal Kingdom are frequently well controlled by the dense foliage. You'd have to go a good bit taller than Everest to be seen from the Tree of Life.
My concern would be what it might look like from outside the park - hopefully the buildings would be themed in 360 given how close they'd be to the Parking Lot.
But that's assuming any of this even happens, which is clearly not a given.
I keep debating this in my head. While the lands of DAK are about real animals (or real aliens?), there are characters walking around. So, anthropomorphic land sort of does fit.Zootopia does NOT fit with DAK, and I can't stress enough that you must be completely devoid of critical thinking if you think it does.
Zootopia would use the same ride system and capacity…but turn the lights on.Why in the world would they rid of Dinosaur?! AK needs all the capacity it needs, and that's a moster ride with good capacity.
And now for my biased opinion – Dinosaur was my favorite ride at WDW for years until the recent additions (aka ROTR), so I would be devastated if they ride of it for a Zootopia ride/land....ugh
Keep it and build new things for additional capacity.
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