Kings Island has made another big announcement for Spring 2011, which is not a roller coaster, but something rather different for the park. "Dinosaurs Alive" will be debuting at this popular Ohio amusement park on May 26th, 2011, and park guests will just have to pay five dollars to get into the dinosaur park. Once visitors step into the park, it will feel as if time had been rewound over 65 million years ago and humans will be walking in the presence of "live" dinosaurs in a Jurassic Forest setting.
More than 60 life size dinosaurs will be scattered throughout the park, 56 of them being animatronic. Science and technology will be utilized to its best to bring this park as lively as possible for guests to experience. The dinosaurs will be designed to replicate every movement of the dinosaurs, and will be very realistic. The 60 life size dinosaurs will move in a variety of different ways including mouths opening and closing, legs and arms moving, and even eyes moving. They will even feature sounds. They will be designed to replicate everything about the dinosaurs as possible and guests really will feel as they are being watched by these enormous creatures lurking in every corner. Each of the dinosaurs in the Dinosaurs Alive park will be hand carved as well as covered with skin-like materials. The dinosaurs were created by the Canada-based company, Dinosaurs Unearthed. Based on the latest paleontological knowledge, the dinosaurs will be as scientifically accurate as possible.
Not only being the world's largest animatronic dinosaur park, but also being the park that houses the world's largest animatronic dinosaur! The Ruyang Yellow River dinosaur will measure an astounding 72, feet long, 30 feet high, and 12 feet wide. Other dinosaurs guests will encounter throughout the park will be the Baryonyx, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus,Tyrannosaurs Rex, Triceratops, Pteranodon, Irratator, and more. Guests will be able to walk through nearly 4,000 feet of path through about 12.5 wooded acres. They will travel through six main scenes and will learn a lot about the time of the dinosaurs such as what they ate, how they adapted to their prehistoric world, how they protected themselves, and much more.
There are even more features of the popular park. One is that four of the dinosaurs will actually have interactive consoles where guests will actually be able to guide the movements of the dinosaurs. This will allow them to see how scientists believed how each dinosaur moved certain parts of its body from its mouth, to its arms, to its legs, and even its eyes. Another feature will be an excavation site replica, a paleontological dog site. Here, visitors will be able to dig up prehistoric fossils. Also, a 1,500 foot gift shop will most likely be a hot spot to stop and do some shopping. The shop will consist of 500 dinosaur like items that guests will be able to purchase.
The park will be a fun filled experience for guests of all ages. Beginning May 26th, the park will be open from 10:00 am to dusk, where guests will just pay the extra $5 to get in. Guests will be able to purchase the tickets to "Dinosaurs Alive" at Kings Island or in advance online as you would be able to with regular Kings Island admission.