Type

Spinner

Status

Opened

Fastpass+

No

On-ride Photo

No

Level

B - Minor Attraction

Height Requirement

None

Disney Warnings

Supervise children at all times.


About

TriceraTop Spin is a traditional spinner attraction where guests ride flying Triceratops.

 

Disney Description

There is no Disney Description for this attraction.

 

Location

Located at the corner of the roadway that extends through Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama, between the Fossil Fun Games and the Character Meet and Greet area.

 

Appeals To

Children

 

Times Guide – Opening/Closing

This attraction opens with the park.

 

Vehicle Description

The vehicles are a light green cartoonized triceratops. Each vehicle has two rows of seats, and each row can fit 2 guests each for a total of 4 guests per vehicle.

Guests in the front row have a lever that tilts the dinosaur up and down while the guests in the back row have a lever that raises the dinosaur higher and lower.

 

Story

The story line for this attraction follows the story line of Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama.

An older couple, named Chester and Hester owned a rundown Sinclair gas station and some property along the highway. In 1947, archeologists discovered Dinosaur bones in the area and set up shop at the nearby Restaurantosaurus. Shortly thereafter they founded the Dino Institute where they studied Dinosaurs and ultimately invented time travel. The Dino Institute section borders Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama and the enterprising couple sought to profit from the nearby activity.

Chester and Hester converted their gas station to Chester and Hester's Dinosaur Treasures and created many alternatives to the more scientific and serious Dino Institute counterparts. Whimsical dinosaur statues are parallelled with statues and skeleton's found along the Cretaceous Trail as well as the Dino Sue skeleton.

They expanded into a parking lot, creating Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama, a roadside attraction that featured both Primeval Whirl and TriceraTop Spin.

The attraction itself features 16 identical Triceratop dinosaurs that can seat four guests each. Guests in the back row control the height of the triceratops on the arm that extends from the center carousel. Guests in the front of the triceratops control the pitch of the vehicle.

 
 

Videos

The below video is used with permission from the YouTube channel Virtual Disney World. These videos allow users to manipulate the camera a full 360 degrees using their cursor or directional arrows on their computer. Users on a smartphone or tablet can also manipulate the camera by moving their device in the direction they wish to look.

 

Photos