The Boneyard DinoLand USA Animal Kingdom
The Boneyard is an interactive playground for children. It is located on your left as cross under the 50-foot-tall brachiosaurus when you enter DinoLand U.S.A.
The Boneyard is basically a place for kids to blow off some steam and cool off in this “Dig Site” playground. The flooring is a spongy mat-like material to prevent bad bumps while the children have some fun.
Your kids can discover the bones of Tyrannosaurus rex, triceratops and others from the dinosaur age.
Smaller adults may be able to move around in the tunnels and slides, but the areas really are scaled for children.
As the kids enter, off to the right behind the jeep, is a set of fossilized bones set into the (wall) side of the hill. Knock on the rib bones to play a note. This is called the xylobone. If you can’t find it ask a cast member for help.
There’s no time limit at this attraction – the hardest part may be coaxing your child out of the play area!
It can get very hot in The Boneyard area when temps are high, so be sure and bring water in for you and your children!
“We went to the Boneyard to let the younger children dig for bones & play. This probably was a big mistake, since the playground is extremely hot during the day in the middle of the summer. After about 15 minutes, we all left… exhausted.” (The Belcher Family)
“If you have younger children, head over to the Boneyard in DinoLand. Once inside the play area, go to the upper level and cross over the Dinosaur bridge, which goes across the entrance to DinoLand. On the far side is a wonderful shaded “archeological dig” complete with large fans and fun music. The parents can relax on the rocks while the kids dig up bones in the large dig site. This area is filled with granular pebbles that are very smooth, cool to the touch, and best of all, fall off easily when one stands up!” (Sam Walls)
Lots of photo ops so be sure to bring your camera with you.
There are no characters associated with this attraction.
Check your guide map for character meet and greets in other areas of Animal Kingdom.
There is no dining in the immediate area of The Boneyard. However, the Dino Diner is just before you cross under the dinosaur and has quick snacks. Restaurantosaurus is a counter-service location with typical “fast food” fare also in DinoLand U.S.A.
The only shop in DinoLand U.S.A. is Chester and Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures, themed to be a roadside tacky souvenir store. You can find logo merchandise for the Dinosaur attraction, lots and lots of soft plastic dinosaurs that your kids will probably want but they won’t fit in any suitcase, and of course lots of t-shirts, keychains, buttons, postcards, and more.
Hidden Mickey Sighting: Playground — in soft ground covering under the ground-level drinking fountain.
Casts were taken from real dinosaur bones found in places like Utah’s Dinosaur National Park, then reproduced in a plastic-cement which looks and feels real.
The Boneyard sign is a replica of a Stegosaurus’s shoulder blade.