I actually like this ride. It was one of my favorites as a child (I liked dinosaurs). It’s a nice break from the heat and the crowds. Now, I will agree that it’s unnecessarily long. However, I appreciate the 45 minutes of air conditioning on a hot day.
I love the pre show. It’s adorable and so much better than the old one. Everything’s fine until after we see the animatronic dinosaurs. They could really trim the rest of the film down. It’s important stuff - just a little boring. He’s saying fact after fact after fact. If they added some new elements, it might spice up the show a little.
I do think that the length of the attraction might have something to do why it isn’t the most popular. I know they used to put 45 minute duration in the description on the park map, but they’ve since trimmed the park maps down to the bare minimum (it’s kind of funny how the park maps have evolved throughout the years… I remember when it was twice the size it is now), so I believe they’ve excluded that valuable piece of information.