Opened: November 1, 2001
Location: Chester and Hester’s Dino-Rama in DinoLand USA across from Primeval Whirl. It’s smack dab in the middle of DinoLand.
Extra Magic Hours: Morning.
Ride Length: 90 seconds.
Early in the morning, you can often ride with just a few other dinosaurs occupied.
Scary Factor: Minimal. Although the ride does move up, down, and side to side, it’s geared towards young children and it shouldn’t frighten anyone.
What to Expect: Visitors enter four-person dinosaur vehicles with two rows of two people. Each row has a joystick that can slightly alter the way the vehicle moves – either up and down or back and forth. The ride vehicles slowly move around the base of the ride in a circle just like Dumbo.
Expect to Wait:
When To Go: Before 11am or after 4pm.
Rating: 2/10 for adults and 9/10 for very young children.
Commentary: TriceraTop Spin is almost identical to Dumbo, except the ride is dinosaur themed, each vehicle holds four people, and there are two sets of controls in the vehicle. Groups of teens and adults won’t be missing much if they skip the Spin, but this will be at the top of many younger visitors’ lists. Unlike Dumbo or Aladdin’s Magical Carpets, there isn’t a whole lot to see once you’re up in the air. But the wait is mercifully short in the afternoon and it’s not a bad expenditure of five minutes if you’re in DinoLand before 11am.