Donald’s Dino-Bash! – Animal Kingdom – Disney World

Facts at a Glance About Donald’s Dino-Bash!

Park: Animal Kingdom Location: Asia Height Requirement: None Fastpass: Yes
Quick Notes: Live musical show featuring actors, puppets, aerial acts and original music.
Disney Warnings: None.
Our Additional Cautions: Includes steam, flashing lights, bubbles and giant puppets (including several sharks). A layer of fog blankets the stage at certain points. There are bright and rapidly changing theatrical lighting effects including spotlights. One portion of the stage has a narrow area that juts into the audience area. People sitting next to that part of the stage may be closer to the performers.
Length: The show lasts approximately 40 minutes.
Wheelchair/ECV and Special Needs info: You can remain in your wheelchair or ECV. Sign Language, Assistive Listening.

Overview of Donald’s Dino-Bash! in Animal Kingdom

This is a meet & greet area by day and a dance party at night. The story goes that Donald Duck got some news. He found out that his ancestors include dinosaurs. He and his friends including Daisy, Goofy, Pluto, Chip and Dale, and Launchpad McQuack join in the celebration.

Queue and seating information for Donald’s Dino-Bash!

The meet & greet queues are outdoors, in full sun.

Wheelchair, ECV and accessibility info: Wheelchair and ECV users should see a cast member to be directed to the proper seating. There are limited numbers of wheelchair/ECV spots, so it’s possible those might be all filled even though the theater is not full. The majority of the accessible seating is in the rear of the theater. There are a few seats in the middle, but these are not used on rainy days to avoid the floors in that aisle becoming wet or slippery (the aisle becomes part of the performance area).

Additional details about Donald’s Dino-Bash!

The puppets and actors walk amidst the audience at times. There’s a great deal of fog blanketing the stage at times. Some of this may drift into the front of the theater. We haven’t seen it come towards the second level of the theater, so sit further back if this is an issue for you.

The theater is kept quite dark so you can see the puppets on the stage. At one point there are bubbles falling over the audience.

Certain elements of the story could be upsetting or scary to the very sensitive. For example, the story includes Nemo’s mom and all her eggs (Nemo’s future siblings) being eaten by another fish. Nemo is the only one who survives. We find that this is done in a subtle way so that young children may not understand. Afterwards, Nemo’s dad displays a fearful attitude, scared that Nemo will be killed as well. Nemo gets caught in a net and he’s trapped inside an aquarium. He’s scheduled to be given away to a human kid who’s known to have killed other fish before. Don’t read this if you want to be surprised: He escapes before that happens.

In addition to Nemo and his friends, there are villainous fish including a large shark that could be frightening to small children and to those who are very sensitive.

There are flashing lights at times.

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