Zootopia & Moana Coming to Animal Kingdom

At the latest D23 Expo, Disney announced a potential expansion at Disney’s Animal Kingdom including Zootopia and Moana replacing Dinoland U.S.A. in a much-needed reimagining of this area of the park.

In this story, we are going to discuss everything that was announced regarding the Animal Kingdom expansion and the subsequent Dinoland U.S.A. transformation, and what to expect in the coming years.

It’s similar to any spinner ride like Dumbo or Astro Orbiter, and it would replace the existing TriceraTop Spin ride.

Potential New Attractions

Moana Spinner Ride

This ride is similar to a traditional log flume ride like the new Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, and is much more impressive than the spinner ride.

Moana Log Flume

To find the Zootopia attraction you need to look at the top of the concept art and into the cloudy area.

3rd Zootopia Attraction

Is this the Same Zootopia Land that is in Shanghai?

The Zootopia land in Shanghai is only themed to the city of Zootopia (or Zootropolis depending on which country you are from).

In the scenario that Disney laid out for us, yes, Dinosaur the attraction would end up closing and be replaced by the Zootopia ride.

Will the Dinosaur Ride Close Too?

Our guess is that the new Dinoland U.S.A. replacement could open sometime in 2027. That’s a realistic timeline.

When Will the Dinoland U.S.A. Transformation Take Place?

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