Chester & Hester’s Dino-Rama



Chester and Hester’s Dino-Rama is a carnival themed section of Dinoland U.S.A. In the area, guests can find carnival games, shopping at Chester and Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures and two attractions: Primeval Whirl and TriceraTop Spin.

The premise behind Chester and Hester’s Dino-Rama centers around an older couple named Chester and Hester. The couple 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 paralleled 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 a roller coaster (Primeval Whirl), a spinner attraction (TriceraTop Spin) and carnival games.

In an attempt to capitalize on the time travel offered over at the Dino Institute, Chester and Hester added a faux time travel component to Primeval Whirl. The story of Primeval Whirl loosely mirrors the story of DINOSAUR with a time travel component, dodging dinosaurs and a trip underneath the jaws of giant carnivorous dinosaur as the attraction’s finale.


Extinct Attractions:
Primeval Whirl
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Souvenir Photos