Majestic Waterfall City is Dinotopia’s center of learning, a place that James Gurney envisioned long before his books took form. Its canals, fountains, and waterslides surround the harbor where visitors arrive by boat. Riders on giant pterosaurs known as skybax catch the updraft in the center of the gorge as they fly around the city. The city’s architectural wonders include the One-Earth Globe, which depicts the world as it looked 120 million years ago.
When creating Waterfall City, James Gurney traveled to Venice, Italy, and Niagara Falls in upstate New York for inspiration and information. Studies created on location helped him to capture the power of the falls and create spectacular lighting effects.