DINOSAUR (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)

(Preshow Video)

DR. MARSH
Hello. I’m Dr. Marsh, Director of the Dino Institute, and I hope you enjoyed those quaint exhibits in the Old Wing. That’s how dinosaurs have been presented to the public since the study of fossils began, over 150 years ago. Today, that barebones approach is about to become extinct. In a perfect blending of science and technology, the Dino Institute has created the Time Rover—an amazing vehicle that will literally transport you to the age of the dinosaurs. How? That’s proprietary; but the result is a breathtaking journey through a prehistoric world where you’ll witness the most spectacular creatures to ever walk the Earth. In a moment, you’ll be going live to our control center for a comprehensive safety briefing, and then it’s on to the tour that will convince you forever that the future is truly in the past.

(Static.)

DR. GRANT SEEKER
Hello there! Welcome to our little trans-dimensional joyride, folks. I’m Dr. Seeker, your friendly controller, and a heck of a paleontologist if I do say so myself. But let’s not talk about me; let’s talk about you, and how you can help me make history today with the Time Rover. It’s like this: if I can bring you back from the Cretaceous Period, it stands to reason that I can bring back a live dinosaur with you. And not just any dinosaur; take a look at this guy. It’s an iguanodon, and I’m certain that he is the key to understanding these magnificent creatures. I tagged him with a locator during an “unauthorized” field trip. Otherwise, I’d be traveling with you. Right now, our dino should be about here—at the very end of the Cretaceous Period. That’s where you’re going today—

DR. MARSH (Appearing onscreen)
I’ve arrived, it seems, just in time to correct a little misstatement.

DR. SEEKER
Dr. Marsh…

DR. MARSH (to Seeker)
That is impossibly close to the giant asteroid impact that destroyed most lifeforms on Earth.
(to audience)
Our tours are designed to take you to the early Cretaceous Period…
(to Seeker)
…and I can assure you that all Time Rovers have been securely locked on those coordinates.

DR. SEEKER
That’s right. See.

COMPUTER (flashing “Access Denied” on screen)
Access denied. Access denied. Access denied.

DR. SEEKER
Securely locked. Access denied.

DR. MARSH
Continue.

DR. SEEKER
Of course. We were just talking about seatbelts. Plug them in. Use them. It can get kinda choppy out there, so keep your hands and arms inside the vehicle at all times. Flash photography? I wouldn’t. It alters the homing signal, and that’s not good. Oh, and one more thing. Those “locked coordinates”?
(Types on computer, which starts flashing “Access Granted”)
We’re in! Now, here’s the drill: you follow the homing signal to the iguanodon. Then, I’ll enlarge the transport field, and boom—you’re back with one additional passenger, extra large. And don’t worry about that asteroid. You’ll be in and out of there before it even breaks the atmosphere. Trust me—what could go wrong?

(Static.)

DR. SEEKER (Voiceover)
Hey, it’s me again. Remember, only you guys are going on this special mission. So don’t tell anyone… okay?

(Guests continue to loading area and board ride vehicles.)

COMPUTER (Voiceover)
Time travelers: place all loose items in the pouch in front of you, fasten your seatbelt, and remain seated with your hands, arms, feet, and legs inside the Time Rover. And please watch children.

(Spanish safety spiel)

(Ride vehicle begins to move.)

COMPUTER
Time travel commencing in T minus 10 seconds and counting.

DR. SEEKER (Voiceover)
This is Seeker. Listen up: we’ve gotta get in, grab the iguanodon, and get out before that asteroid hits. Let’s roll!
(Vehicle travels back in time.)
Okay. Now, let’s go get that dino. Computer, what’re you tracking?

COMPUTER
Styracosaurus.

DR. SEEKER
Not our dino.

COMPUTER
(Beeps)
Warning. Meteor shower in range.

DR. SEEKER
Just little ones.

COMPUTER
(Beeps)
Alioramus.
(Beep)
Hadrosaur.
(Beep)
Raptor.

DR. SEEKER
Time to get serious. Locking autopilot on homing signal—now! Hang on! I’m tracking a big dino on the scope. Could be ours. Computer: full stop. Identify.

CARNOTAURUS
(Roar)

COMPUTER
(Beep)
Carnotaurus.

DR. SEEKER
Definitely not our dino. Go! Go! Go! Another big guy comin’ up. Computer, slow and identify.

COMPUTER
(Beep)
Sauropod.

DR. SEEKER
Still not our dino, but at least this one’s a vegetarian…
(Sauropod sneezes on vehicle.)
Whoops!

COMPUTER
(Beeps)
Asteroid impact in 90 seconds.

DR. SEEKER
We’d better move it.

COMPUTER
(Beep)
Pterodactyl.

DR. SEEKER
Incoming!

COMPUTER
(Beeps)
Asteroid impact in 60 seconds.

DR. SEEKER
We can’t stop now. Keep going, keep going!

COMPUTER
(Beep)
Compsognathus.

DR. SEEKER
Computer, what’s happening?

COMPUTER
Loss of traction.

DR. SEEKER
Four-wheel drive! Move it!

COMPUTER
(Beeps)
Warning. Meteor strike.

DR. SEEKER
Evasive maneuver! Right! Left! Right! Left! That was close.
(Computer beeps)
Computer, now what?

COMPUTER
(Beeps)
Carnotaurus.

(Carnotaurus roars.)

DR. SEEKER
That’s it. Abort mission. Abort! Abort!

COMPUTER
Iguanodon.

DR. SEEKER
Forget it! Get them out now!

COMPUTER
Asteroid impact.
(Several alarm beeps)

DR. SEEKER
Brace yourselves! This is it! They’re not gonna make it! They’re not gonna make it!

(Bright flash as you return to the present day.)

COMPUTER
Mission accomplished.

DR. SEEKER
You made it! I knew you would. And guess who made it back with you?
(The iguanodon can be seen on the TV)
I better find him before security does. Thanks for everything!

COMPUTER
Please gather personal belongings from the pouch in front of you, and remain seated until the Rover comes to a complete stop.

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