The Boneyard at Animal Kingdom Park

The Boneyard is one of Aleyah and McKinley’s favorite things to do at Animal Kingdom park. They have so much energy and they absolutely love to play! The Boneyard is an open-air playground that was designed to look like a dinosaur dig site. Here, kids can run, slide, climb rocks, walk across a rope bridge and so much more.

Young guests ages 10 and under can roam around in caves and even dig up dinosaur bones in the nearby sandpit. This area includes:

  • a giant, multi-level maze with covered slides
  • an archaeological dig site where kids can excavate fossils from a Triceratops and a Tyrannosaurus Rex
  • A set of hands-on musical bones set into the side of a hill
  • a Jeep for climbing and make-believe driving (and it’s a really cute photo op too!)
  • interactive exhibitis, including dinosaur footprints that make sounds
  • a shaded seating area at the dig site with large fans and music (this is for us!)

The Boneyard is in DinoLand, U.S.A. and can be found on the left side of the sidewalk, just past the Oldengate Bridge. The floor is cushiony, which lends well to the safety factor of this child play area.

The nearby sandpit is filled with “Texas grit,” which is a non-stick sand, so you don’t have to worry about a mess. Here, children can dig up bones that are the faux remains of a 10,000 year old wooly mammoth. Please be aware that during some times of the day the pit is closed to rebury the bones for more young visitors.

The Boneyard opens every morning at 10:00 AM and closes 1 hour before park closing on regular nights, and 1.5 hours before park closing on nights with extra magic hours.

Other helpful information:

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No height requirement
  • Children must be supervised at all times. Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.

Have a great time watching your kids having a blast and blowing off some steam in the process!

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