It’s all about the story, right? Well, sometimes, to get to the story, we have to take in the little details. Take Restaurantosaurus at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. At first, it looks like a hodgepodge of different buildings that have been added onto over the years. Upon closer inspection, you realize it is the dormitory and cafeteria for the grad students working at the Dino Institute. Over the years, it has accumulated a lot of stuff left behind by the students and professors. Let’s take a look at some of the books just lying around.
Some of them aren’t quite what they seem.
Of course, most of the titles we see are real books, most likely picked up second hand and at yard sales. Some of them are even library discards. Some of the unique titles in this shot:
- From Here to Extinction
- The Asteroid Also Rises
- The Agony and the Extinction
- Calamosaurus Jane
- Count Dracopelta
- The Ice Age Cometh
- Don Gone
- Buried Treasure Island
- Dinosaur Far
- Atlas Coposaurus Shrugged
- The Lizard of Oz
- Gunga Dig
- Driving Miss Daspletosaurus
- Captains Cretaceous
- Dinos In Love
- A Dino for All Seasons
- 1984 B.C.
- David Iridiumfield
- First Year Primer of Literary Kritosaurus
- A Confederacy of Darwins
- Beak House
- Allosaurus in Wonderlan
- Desire Under the Cycad
- Desire Under the Stratum
- East of Edmonton
- Cretaceous Park
- Lizard Music
- A Fate Worse Than a Fate Worse Than Death
- 24 Days at Catastrophe Cafe
- By the Time it Gets Dark
- Dynamite Monster Boogie Concert
The jukebox has some great tunes, many of which have a monster, dinosaur, or digging theme. I bet the students played Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis quite a bit.
- It’s About Time
- Time Was When
Looking for two great books about Disney’s Animal Kingdom?
- The Making of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park by Melody Malmberg
- The Imagineering Field Guide to Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World by Alex Wright
Have you run across other details like this in the parks? Which fake book title is your favorite?
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