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DinoLand U.S.A. is the name of the land in Disney's Animal Kingdom that contains all of the dinosaur-themed attractions.

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 discovery park." An old fishing lodge on the property became the Restaurantosaurus. Meanwhile, the Dino Institute 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 created their own version of DINOSAUR named Primeval Whirl. They also added Triceratop Spin and the midway games.

The area was formerly sponsored by McDonald's, until 2009 when the contract ran out.



  • Restaurantosaurus


  • Chester & Hester's Dinosaur Treasures
  • Dino Institute Shop

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