BACKSTORY (1966—Present): The Primeval World dinosaurs that follow the Grand Canyon diorama were added in 1966. They originated from the 1964 New York World’s Fair Ford Magic Skyway Pavilion. Although the narration says that the dinosaurs are part of what the Grand Canyon was like millions of years ago, they were actually inspired by the “Fantasia” (1940) dinosaurs. 46 Audio-Animatronic dinosaurs were installed for this attraction. This was one of the first projects at WED for Disney legend X Atencio, who helped Claude Coats with the design for Primeval World.
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