In traditional Disney style, after you exit the thrill ride called “Dinosaur” in the Dinoland USA section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you walk through a gift shop. In this case, it is The Dino Institute Gift Shop.

The shop itself matches the serious and scientific nature of the Dinosaur ride itself and nicely contrasts with the nearby carnival-themed Chester & Hester’s section of Dinoland.

Something that Disney seems to be doing a better job of recently is including merchandise that is specific to the theme of the area in which the store is located. There was a time when every store seemed to have the same generic Disney Parks stuff. Now, Disney offers gifts that are unique to many different stores.

Let’s take a look at some of the fun things you can take home from The Dino Institute Gift Shop.

The style of the gift shop matches the scientific and professional appearance of the Institute itself.

The style of the gift shop matches the scientific and professional appearance of the Institute itself.

The ceiling displays a huge dinosaur skeleton.  Is that a massive killer turtle?

The ceiling displays a huge dinosaur skeleton. Is that a massive killer turtle?

Even the refreshments sign looks professional and scientific.  Love the details!

Even the refreshments sign looks professional and scientific. Love the details!

I think it is great when Disney puts in merchandise specific to the area.  Where else can you get a Dinosaur ride vehicle?

I think it is great when Disney puts in merchandise specific to the area. Where else can you get a Dinosaur ride vehicle?

Dinosaur toys for the kids who love the prehistoric creatures.

Dinosaur toys for the kids who love the prehistoric creatures.

A fun t-shirt for those who love the scary side of dinosaurs.

A fun t-shirt for those who love the scary side of dinosaurs.

A fun t-shirt for those who like the whimsical side of dinosaurs.

A fun t-shirt for those who like the whimsical side of dinosaurs.

Disney even offers a small section of educational books and materials.

Disney even offers a small section of educational books and materials.

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