The Boneyard Overview | Disney’s Animal Kingdom Attractions

The Boneyard at Animal Kingdom theme park

A prehistoric open-air play area that’s designed to offer a unique and immersive experience for all ages by mimicking a dinosaur dig site.

The Boneyard Details

Walt Disney World Resort Park Animal Kingdom
Location in Park Dinoland U.S.A.
Height Restrictions Any Height
Age Interests Kids, Preschoolers, Any Age
Hours 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Wait Times N/A
Lightning Lane No
Accessibility Information May remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Attraction Overview


The Boneyard is an educational playground, a replica of a dig site complete with rope ladders, tunnels, and slides on varying levels for explorers of all ages. It provides a great outlet for energetic kids who might find standing in queues for other attractions a bit tedious.

Decorated with dinosaur skeletons, the “dig site” features a sandpit where kids can scrounge for bones and fossils. In addition to this, it also boasts a variety of slides and play structures to keep little ones occupied.

The Boneyard is not just a playground but an interactive learning space. The dinosaur-themed playground in DinoLand U.S.A. Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, has a cushiony soft floor, ensuring safety while kids engage in their exciting archaeological adventures.

This massive playground is one of those unexpected areas in the park that children probably won’t want to leave.


Where to find The Boneyard at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Where to find The Boneyard at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Location & Wait Times

DinoLand U.S.A. is a uniquely themed land nestled in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This prehistoric-themed area serves as the park’s homage to dinosaurs and invites visitors to step back in time and explore a world that once was.

The entrance to DinoLand is marked by a towering 50-foot tall skeleton of a Brachiosaurus that spans the “OldenGate Bridge”, immediately setting the tone for the dinosaur-filled adventure that lies ahead. DinoLand U.S.A. also features a few other attractions, including the thrill-inducing DINOSAUR ride, as well as TriceraTop Spin.

Queue Experience

One of the best parts of this attraction is that there is no queue! Families can simply enter or exit the play area at their leisure, and there is only one way in or out of the attraction, so if parents want to let their kids explore, they can be sure they haven’t exited without passing through the singular entry / exit point.

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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