Shocking Secret Fact Revealed About One of Disney’s Most Terrifying Attractions

in Walt Disney World

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a fantastic place to have fun while surrounded by incredible theming and an amazing display of nature. Disney’s Animal Kingdom also features one of arguably Disney’s scariest rides, and this little fact about the attraction will be sure to surprise you.

DINOSAUR, a dark, loud and thrilling experience located in the DinoLand U.S.A. section of the Park, has been a staple of Disney’s Animal Kingdom since it first opened with the park in 1998, under the name Countdown To Extinction. The ride has no doubt provided countless hours of joy as well as terror to those brave enough to strap into the time rover and travel back to the Cretaceous period. But did you know when the ride first opened, the attraction was actually sponsored by Mcdonald’s?

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User Disneyfreak (@disneyfreak) let his viewers in on this little bit of Disney Parks trivia, referencing this long-gone partnership in a TikTok. They point to a few red, yellow and white tubes which feature extremely long and complicated sets of numbers and letters. Well, these numbers and letters are actually the chemical formulas for, you guessed it, ketchup, mustard, and mayo, staple ingredients that Mcdonald’s uses every single day.

I bet you’ve never heard about this really cool detail in Dinosaur! °o° 

@disneyfreak

I bet you’ve never heard about this really cool detail in Dinosaur! °o° #disney #wdw #disneyworld #animalkingdom #dinosaur #dinosaurride #dinolandusa

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This secret, which Guests would most likely miss as they wait in the “underground” queue for the attraction, is just another example of the mind-bogglingly-insane attention to detail that Walt Disney World can offer.

Dinosaur on-ride
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Disney’s official description of DINOSAUR reads:

A paleontologist recruits you for a secret mission to bring a 3.5-ton Iguanadon back to the present. There’s just one problem—the giant meteor that wiped out life on Earth is on the way!

Board a rugged Time Rover vehicle and set off on a thrilling adventure through a primeval forest filled with life-like dinosaurs. Careen through unpredictable hairpin turns. Dart around a fearsome Velociraptor hunting for prey. Avoid the clutches of a Cearadactylus soaring overhead!

As the clock counts down, fiery meteors crash down around you. Will you make your escape before the dinosaurs—and you—become extinct?

Do you enjoy DINOSAUR at Disney’s Animal Kingdom? What is the scariest ride at Walt Disney World to you?

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