Disney has been making plenty of changes to its entertainment lineup.

It shut down the Ziti Sisters in the Italy pavilion of Epcot and also Miyuki, the candy artist, in the Japan pavilion. Disney is also planning to close down Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle parade at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to make way for Avatar / Pandora construction.

On the plus side, Disney created the new Festival of Fantasy parade at the Magic Kingdom, which has been almost universally praised as a home run and a great addition.

Disney has now added the Dinoland Dance Party to Animal Kingdom. It is listed on the Times Guide at 11:30am and 12:30pm.

Characters Vary

The Disney characters in the party seem to vary. I’ve seen reports that include the infrequently-seen Slim and Gypsy from A Bug’s Life. When I saw the party, it include Br’er Fox and Br’er Bear from Song of the South, Chip and Dale, and Flick from A Bug’s Life.

The dance party takes place in Dinoland USA.

The dance party takes place in Dinoland USA.

Here they come!

Here they come!

Flik is ready for some fun.

Flik is ready for some fun.

Br'er Bear is not shy on the dance floor.

Br’er Bear is not shy on the dance floor.

Dinoland USA

The show takes place in the Dinoland USA section of the park (and thus the name), next to Chester & Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures. I’m actually a big fan of Dinoland, and I think you will appreciate the often-bashed section of the park if you understand the very cool Dinoland USA backstory.

The perfect guy for this song:  What Does the Fox Say?

The perfect guy for this song: What Does the Fox Say?

Come on everyone, join in the fun!

Come on everyone, join in the fun!

The party attracted a big and energetic crowd.

The party attracted a big and energetic crowd.

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Video of Dinoland USA Dance Party.
 

The dance party lasted about 20 minutes and included plenty of the usual suspects when it comes to dances, like the Macarena, YMCA, and What Does The Fox Say, which was, of course, perfect for Br’er Fox!

Simple and Great Fun

Overall, the party I saw was lots of fun and pulled in plenty of enthusiastic park guests. If you are in Dinoland USA around noontime, it’s worth checking out.

Do you like the new Dinoland Dance Party?