Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 22
  1. #1

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    183

    Countdown to Extinction/Dinosaur

    While Dinosaur is one of my favorite attractions in WDW, I never got to experience Countdown to Extinction and I have some questions for people who have been on Countdown To Extinction and Dinosaur.

    -What was the difference between the 2 attractions (excluding the name)?
    -When did Disney change the attraction?
    -Why (if there are any known reasons) did Disney change it?
    -Which one was better?

  2. #2

    • MiceChat Moderator
    • Starcruiser.. crash crash
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles & Orange County
    Posts
    21,346

    Re: Countdown to Extinction/Dinosaur

    I've ridden both but don't recall a real change at all. It was the same ride. But my memory is hazy.


    Visit my mice chat toy shop!
    http://micechat.com/forums/merchandi...oy-shoppe.html

    Track Disney Animation Presence in the Theme Parks Worldwide!
    http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...ired-them.html

  3. #3

    • Shablagoo!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Bremerton, WA
    Posts
    8,909

    Re: Countdown to Extinction/Dinosaur

    As far as I know it was just a name change. It happened after the movie came out

  4. #4

    • World Traveler
    • Offline

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Aventura, FL
    Posts
    4,012

    Re: Countdown to Extinction/Dinosaur

    I think they only added the movie footage from the Dinosaur movie in the pre-show area. I don't think there are anything added to the ride part itself. It's not one of my favorites, knowing what a wonderful attraction this can be - knowing the Indiana Jones version over at Disneyland is MUCH better.


  5. #5

    • We'll hold them at bay
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,805

    Re: Countdown to Extinction/Dinosaur

    there was no real difference except the name is now boring
    www.jamboeveryone.com
    Celebrating Disney's Animal Kingdom


  6. #6

    • Golden State of Mind
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    7,414

    Re: Countdown to Extinction/Dinosaur

    is there a difference?
    Marquis d'Bod of the RCMC... always and forever



  7. #7

    •   
    • Chicago Gal
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    53,977
    Blog Entries
    120

    Re: Countdown to Extinction/Dinosaur

    I find the ride too noisy, and rough, for my liking.
    My Next WDW Vacation is Aug 18, 2014 - Aug 23, 2014
    Pop Century Resort

  8. #8

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    183

    Re: Countdown to Extinction/Dinosaur

    oh, the movie Dinosaur. I totally forgot about that movie. Never saw it.....
    But thats good to know that there hasn't been any changes, and the name is MUCH more boring now.

  9. #9

    • Disneyholic
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    1,621

    Re: Countdown to Extinction/Dinosaur

    They made some changes to the pre show to tie in with the Dinosaur movie, the ride experience did not change. Your not alone not many people remember the Disney Dinosaur movie or make the connection that your rescuing Alodar or one of his friends from extinction.
    Hi I'm Jerren and I'm a Disneyholic...

  10. #10

    • Shubisha
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Laramie, WY
    Posts
    3,950

    Re: Countdown to Extinction/Dinosaur

    This change happened during Countdown to Extinction's days but apparently one online member remembered it at least... before they added the final dinosaur leaping out at you at the end you had a clear view of the flash from the meteor striking overhead with a neat starfield right as you jumped back to the present time. It's still there somewhat but heavily obscured because of the roaring dinosaur and his strobe lights.

  11. #11

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    Posts
    479

    Re: Countdown to Extinction/Dinosaur

    - Obviously the name changed as well as the signage.
    - They changed the dinosaur statue in front of the attraction building to one that looked like Aladar from the movie.
    - They added planters around the Aladar statue since parents allowed their children to "bathe" in the reflecting pool.
    - They (poorly) added the Aladar clip to the pre-show.
    - This may have been added before the name change, but they added the whole, "You're the only ones going on this special mission, so don't tell anyone" bit at the end of the pre-show. That was not part of the original attraction.
    - Again, I don't know if this was just a change or related to the "re-theme", but the overall ride has been toned down a bit - or at least seems so. I remember the original being MUCH darker. Also, some effects (like the "flying" dinosaurs that used to fly over the ride vehicle) have stopped working. Those (three I think) dinos are still there, but they're stationary now. They grabbed my attention the first couple of times I rode, so I'm not sure why they stopped working. Maybe the wire they "fly" on is too visible now that the ambient lighting in the ride has gone up?

    Regardless, I still love the ride. I do miss CTX, but everything in the parks needs to be tied to a movie now.
    -Tim

  12. #12

    • We'll hold them at bay
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,805

    Re: Countdown to Extinction/Dinosaur

    I vaguely remember being hit with drops of water when the pterodactyl flew over you
    www.jamboeveryone.com
    Celebrating Disney's Animal Kingdom


  13. #13

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Delaware
    Posts
    352

    Re: Countdown to Extinction/Dinosaur

    "Countdown to Extinction" was such a cool title. They might as well change it back, since nobody even remembers what the heck "Dinosaur" was just a few years after the fact...

  14. #14

    • We'll hold them at bay
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,805

    Re: Countdown to Extinction/Dinosaur

    Quote Originally Posted by SomethingWicked451 View Post
    "Countdown to Extinction" was such a cool title. They might as well change it back, since nobody even remembers what the heck "Dinosaur" was just a few years after the fact...
    I wish they would
    www.jamboeveryone.com
    Celebrating Disney's Animal Kingdom


  15. #15

    •   
    • Senior Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Laguna Beach,CA
    Posts
    7,185
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Countdown to Extinction/Dinosaur

    Coundown to Extinction at the end a big rock is going hit you!

    Dinosaur Aladar save you from the tree and you bring Him back with you:
    AKfandisney Have a Magic Disney day șoș 2010
    Alan





    Toy Story Mania construction:
    Older photo
    New Photo

    Member of
    MiceChat WDW Trip
    Next trip
    2014 Feb 8-9

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Amur leopards need friends! Save them from extinction!
    By 2DieFR in forum MiceChat Main Lounge
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-21-2008, 11:18 PM
  2. Resident Evil : Extinction
    By sunnygirl in forum MiceChat News Archive
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 09-24-2007, 02:25 PM
  3. Viagra can save the walrus from extinction
    By Morrigoon in forum MiceChat Main Lounge
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-11-2005, 03:04 PM
  4. Dinosaur/Countdown To Destruction in Tomorrowland
    By nsxdrift_89 in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 07-08-2005, 08:47 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •