Donald’s Dino-Bash at Animal Kingdom!
Donald’s Dino Bash at Animal Kingdom is an overlay for the Dinoland USA area of Animal Kingdom that brings a lot of charm and energy into a park that has not had as much character or character interaction over the years.
Most of the Donald’s Dino-Bash celebration takes place near the Chester & Hester’s Dino-Rama and celebrates the history of the dinosaurs that share a common ancestry with Donald Duck. But before we check out the Dino-Bash, but I want to explore the Scrooge McDuck and Launchpad McQuack additions, first!
Donald’s Dino-Bash: Scrooge McDuck
Apparently, Scrooge McDuck has an open-air office in the area.
Presented to the honorable
For his generous contributions in support of
“Thanks, Uncle Scrooge!”
Of course, I had to document the books that I found on Scrooge McDuck’s secretary:
- Lost Artifacts of the World: an Index
- Ancient Myths of Ithaquack
- The Life and Times of Della Duck (yes, Della is Donald’s sister and the mother of Huey, Dewey and Louie)
- How to Disarm any Foe
- The Art of Organizing
- Scrooge’s Favorite Smells, Vol. 12
- A Topographical Atlas of Plain Awful
- The Collected Treasure Maps of Peruvia
A statue celebrating 50 years of McDuck Enterprises with a painting of his beloved vault in the background!
The GRAND MAIMONOSAURUS Award
For 40 years of
and Adventurous Spirit
Donald’s Dino-Bash: Launchpad McQuack
There’s also a meet and greet area for Launchpad McQuack close to Dinosaur. There are a lot of great hidden details and nods to the animated series and the comics.
Looks like we’ve got a few customer comment cards…
There are a few pieces of luggage with some stickers referring to other places that Scrooge and company have visited.
- The infamous Ithaquack!
- The Temple of the Golden Cricket!
- Mt. Neverrest
- The Lost City of Atlantis
- Egyptian Pyramids
- Greetings from Dinoland USA!
There’s a wonderful statue that greets you as you enter the Dino-Bash area proper near the TriceraTop Spin section. It’s a great photo spot and I saw several people taking selfies and group photos with the statue.
You will also run into Chip and Dale in their Dino-Bash outfits as they host a dance party or two.
I’m not actually sure what he’s looking at…
I was surprised at how much charm and excitement that the overlay added to Dinoland USA. There are a few signs that explain dinosaur facts and how some dinosaurs are Donald’s ancestors. Overall, it’s a delightful addition that will appeal to children and families. Fans of the new Ducktales series will enjoy discovering the hidden details and clues left behind by the Imagineers.