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TriceraTop Spin


Animal Kingdom's version of Dumbo, with the addition of tilt control (like Magic Carpets of Aladdin).

Like the other hub-and-spoke rides in Disney parks, this is very slow loading, requiring the entire ride to be stopped and emptied before the next round of guests can board.


TriceraTop Spin opened on November 1, 2001, five months before the "official" grand opening of Chester & Hester's Dino-Rama.


This attraction is not materially different from the Magic Carpets at the Magic Kingdom, except you won't get sprayed by a camel here. Some of the mechanical effects on the hub are interesting to watch the first time, but after that this is just another carnival ride, meaning young kids will want to ride it. Fortunately, the lines for this attraction are rarely long, except on the busiest days in mid-afternoon, and the ride itself is short. The narration (provided by Chester & Hester, the proprietors of Dino-Rama) becomes annoying pretty much as soon as it starts.

Touring Tips

  • TriceraTop Spin, like the rest of Dinoland U.S.A., is quite empty during evening Extra Magic Hours, making this a good time to ride what can be a slow-loading attraction.
  • Try this on any of the hub-and-spoke rides: lift the lever to ascend, then before you reach the top, lower the lever and raise it again after just a few seconds. You will get a nice bounce that spices up the ride.

Hidden Treasures

  • Riding TriceraTop Spin at night gives a nice view of the lit-up Dino-rama from a decent height. And unlike Primeval Whirl, you're not spinning too fast to see the view.


Hidden Mickeys

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