The animated dinosaurs are not working again. The ride just received a quite long refurbishment...
Those lights are awful! I was really hoping they would take the "less is more" approach with the design of the theater. Animal Kingdom during the few evening hours was always about how dark and mysterious the park seemed without daylight. I wanted the theater to reflect that with simple lighting built into the seats that light up the pathways. Now that whole section is just going to be like Fantasmic during showtimes except with a major outdoor ride right behind it and views of the theater all around.
Those current lights make it look like they blew their whole budget on creating the stone (fake cement?) seats and building down towards the water rather than up and just took some left over lights from the disaster that is the Dino-rama area. Hope they do something better.
I agree about the lights - just plain bad and cheap. Maybe they will paint them a nice earthy tone? I hope DINO LAND USA is going to be a distant memory someday soon. Feels soooo cheap and out of place.
Dinoland is a firstworld problem roadside tourist trap with carney games. It's makes the third world themes of Africa and Asia seem nice. I personally like Epcot's less ultra realistic countries and areas much better.
I think they should move Flame Tree BBQ into the old Mc Donald's in Dinoland. A BBQ place would work great with that RV redneck dinosaur camp theme and at least it would pull people back and have more indoor seating. The original Flame Tree could become a brick oven pizza place or waffle sandwich place.