TriceraTop Spin at Animal Kingdom

Triceratop is a spinner-style attraction in the Dinoland U.S.A. portion of Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World. By spinner, it’s similar to rides like Dumbo, the Flying Elephant, and Aladdin’s Magic Carpets at Magic Kingdom.

While not much can be said about a ride like TriceraTop Spin, we’ll still go over the need-to-know details for this attraction below. Anyone with smaller children will likely want to plan this attraction into their visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

“Fly high on a friendly dinosaur above Dinoland U.S.A.”

Here are a few need-to-know details for TriceraTop Spin.

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Dinoland U.S.A

Disney Height Requirement:


Disney Genie+


Ride Type:


Seats Per Vehicle:

2 per row, 4 total

Rider Switch at Disney:


Good For:


Scary Factor:


Must-Do List:

Low Priority

Perfect For:

All Ages

Special Mention:

Great views from the attraction.

TriceraTop Spin Ride

Nearly all children will want to take a turn on TriceraTop Spin, and that goes for big kids like me too. A little side note, before we became Resorts Gal, this site’s original name came from my love for spinning.

In fact, the Magic Carpets spinner was the first attraction my son rode on his first visit at the age of three. Needless to say, those memories of him are near and dear to my heart.

Anyway, Tricera Top Spin is located in the heart of Dinoland, U.S.A, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Dinoland exudes a cheese-y fair or carnival feeling.

It looks like one of those stops on a road trip where kids see the billboards far in advance. You know, the ones where they keep begging to stop, and there are probably a million reasons why you shouldn’t.

Yeah, that’s Dinoland, except it’s intentionally themed to give off this vibe. And it does have a bit of charm if you like faux dinosaurs.

Tricera Top Spin doesn’t offer Genie+ availability. However, wait times are usually fairly low for this attraction across the board.

Each ride vehicle is shaped to look like a Triceratop dinosaur. Trixie, the Triceratop, sits in front of the attraction, balancing a ball on the tip of her nose.

As for the seating, two guests are allowed per row and four per dino. The back seat offers a joystick that allows you to adjust going up or down. The front seat offers a mechanism that allows you to tilt the vehicle forward or backward.

The backseat has a more extensive range of motion, so most children will want to ride there. But, unfortunately, the front seat doesn’t offer much difference in the tilt.

In the background, you’ll likely notice there’s a loud, glaring pop song playing. Most of the songs are popular, so you can sing along while soaring over Dinoland.

As always, let me remind you that this type of attraction is the most fun for the appropriate age groups. When you get older, it’s not always easy to see that these are the bright and shiny things that children love.

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