After seeing the thread recounting how disliked that section of the park is, the remaining question is what to do with it?
Personally, I feel that the flaw is not with the theme itself, but how the theme is presented. In each of the lands of the Animal Kingdom, we see man's relationship to animal. In Africa, we see how we need to protect nature, and in Asia, we see how nature can protect itself. In Dinoland, we see how man can interpret animals, in both realistic and fantastic ways. I find the contrast between the academic Dino Institute and the folksy Chester and Hester to be really fun, and it shows off how we as a culture have obsessed over dinosaurs to the point where they are literally larger than life.
What I do NOT like is how the Dino-Rama section doesn't really show off any imagination like the rest, nor does it compliment the rest of the land.
Look at the gift shop next door: it has plenty of down home charm and a folksy simplicity that does fit in with the intense detail found elsewhere in the park. You really get a sense of two simple folks trying to show their enthusiasm for a subject, even if they don't have the talent to really make it work. In contrast, Dino-Rama has low budget that looks...normal low budget. There isn't a real since of artistry in this area, or a real sense of the imagination of the common man. For example, every -osaurus at Restaurantosaurus is unique and different, unlike how every time you see Dino-Rama! it's exactly the same font, even in the license plate planters.
Secondly, Dino-Rama sticks out like a sore thumb. Most people probably think that that's all this land has to offer, and that's not really the case. Dinosaurs have been given a pop culture status of pure awesomeness, but they were real animals, and should be shown as such. Without that balance, this land looks less thought out than Camp Minnie-Mickey.Okay, with the problems of Dino-Rama in mind, what can be done about it? Let's use this thread:How could this area reclaim the balance it needs? And please, don't just say "tear it down." While the place does have it's flaws, it does help one of Animal Kingdom's big flaws: a general lack of rides. You can destroy the carnival look, but leave the machinery in place if you can. Try and re-theme them, or if they must be torn down, try and put something that fills it's void (kids ride for Tricera-Top, simple thrill ride for Primeval Whirl).
Alright, let's see what happens