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Dinosaur Week: Is this Chester or Hester?

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02-18-08_1316-WDW-DAK-brontosaurus🙂 This is the last of DINOSAUR WEEK here at My Mobile Adventures *~*~*, and I have a question for you – is this Chester or is it Hester?

In the DinoLand section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, everything is named after these two dinosaurs, but I’ve never been able to work out who is who. While this one looks like a brontosaurus, the other one is more of a triceratops.

Does anyone know – which one is Chester and which one is Hester?

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Dinosaur Week: rock-o-saurus?

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IMG_0932-WDW-DAK-dinosaur-stones🙂 A few years back, I was treading the path up to Camp Minnie Mickey at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. I took a look to my right as I was passing over the stream and I saw this waterfall spewing forth from a pile of… hey wait just a minute! That’s no ordinary pile of rocks. That looks like a dinosaur – a stegosaurus, as a matter of fact! You know, the one that mildly resembles a rhinoceros, only with a bunch of armor all over, and a stand-up collar. Look at the water gushing through those TEETH! It can’t be a mistake; the Imagineers had to have built it that way on purpose. But why? Why build a stegosaurus waterfall on the path to Camp Minnie Mickey?

Well, some people say that it’s not a stegosaurus at all. Some people say that Camp Minnie Mickey was originally supposed to be the site of a “land” in the Animal Kingdom where mythological creatures dwell and that our stegosaurus waterfall was actually supposed to be a fire-breathing dragon. I totally believe that there was originally supposed to be a “Beastly Kingdom” where Camp Minnie Mickey now stands, but no way is that a dragon. It’s very obviously a stegosaurus!

OK, so what do YOU think – dinosaur or dragon?
Leave a comment, let me know!

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Dinosaur Week: giant Lego monsters!

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IMG_0012-WDW-DTD-Legos-dinosaurs🙂 Welcome to Dinosaur Week at My Mobile Adventures *~*~* As mentioned elsewhere, the only real reason it is Dinosaur Week is because I have pictures of dinosars to share 😉 Today’s offering comes from Downtown Disney. As many are aware, there is a Lego store there, and they’ve been displaying complex, life-sized Lego sculptures for many years. They are swapped out periodically, so sometimes you get a surprise on your next visit.



These dinosaurs stood very close to the shore. One of the current displays is an entire tourist family. I have to say that my all-time faves were the dragon and the guy who was snoring on the bench outside the store (I think he looked like Frasier from the TV show). I was on a boat from the Port Orleans French Quarter resort when I snapped this photo, so that’s why it’s a behind-and-to-the-side view.

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Hibiscus: Hollywood’s haute cuisine

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IMG_1035-WDW-DHS-MGM-Dinosaur🙂 I have decided that it’s DINOSAUR WEEK here at My Mobile Adventures *~*~* – if for no other reason than I have a few pics of dinosaurs 😉

Here’s one from Disney’s Hollywood Studios, only I took the photo when it was still Disney-MGM Studios. He seems to enjoy chowing down on the hibiscus. He’s not very scary, as dinosaurs go – he’s rather placid looking, friendly even, and there are no discernible teeth. I’m pretty sure he’s a vegetarian, actually, so unless he accidentally stomped us, I’m convinced we’ve nothing to fear from him.

I’m not sure what movie he’s supposed to be from – can’t be Jurassic Park because that’s that “other” theme park in Orlando *cough* Universal *cough*. I’m trying to think of what movie Disney or *cough* MGM did that has a dinosaur like this in it, but I’m afraid I’m coming up blank.

Does anyone know what movie this dinosaur appeared in?

I promise, I will not google – I will wait for one of you to tell me!

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Dinosaurs at Disney!

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IMG_4124-WDW-AK-Dino-ParkingThere are dinosaurs at Disney! Upon arrival at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park in Orlando, Florida, Guests are presented with their first exposure to these ancient critters. My friend Robin taught me the value of taking a photo of the navigational signs in the parking lot. If you cannot remember where you parked at the end of a long day at play, you can always refer back to photographic evidence obtained upon arrival. As you can see, on this particular day I parked in the dinosaur section.

IMG_4126-WDW-AK-Dino-Drive-ThruDisney’s Animal Kingdom is set up in themed “lands”. There’s The Oasis when you first enter the park, the central hub called Discovery Island (where the Tree of Life “grows”), then Camp Minie Mickey, Asia, Africa and – you guessed it! – Dinoland! This billboard for the McDonald’s franchise in Dinoland always cracks me up. Can you imagine being a poor Mickey D’s drive-through clerk and having a T-Rex pull up to the window? Yikes! 😯

IMG_4128-WDW-AK-Dino-RamaAh, we’ve arrived at Chester and Hester’s Din-o-rama! This area of Dinoland is themed like a midway, with rides appropriate for the younger crowd as well as games of chance where stuffed animals can be won. I have to admit I’m not a fan of this section. I’m no good at games of chance, and one of the rides, affectionately nicknamed by some as “Primeval Hurl”, knocks me around too much. I’m getting too old in the bones to be knocked around like that!

IMG_4125-WDW-AK-Dino-StonesHere’s a cute critter made of stone and decorated mosaic style. I think he’s located pretty close to the aforementioned McDonald’s “billboard”. I can sometimes become obsessed with photographing all the stone and carved statues of critters sprinkled around Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Hmmm, I think I smell a Camera Critters series coming on! Anyway… can you spot the baby dinosaur in this photo?

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