Friday, March 18, 2011

Dinosaurs Alive! To Debut At Kings Island

You could say that Kings Island's big announcement was only a week in the making, but technically it's been million of years in the making.  Today the park announced that Dinosaurs Alive! will be featured at the park in 2011, and will be the world's largest animatronic dinosaur park.

The attraction will feature over 60 dinosaurs, 56 of which will be animatronic models.  One of the dinosaurs is actually the world's largest, the Ruyang Yellow River dinosaur, at 72 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 30 feet tall.

"The six main scenes and nine thematic exhibits found along the more than 4,000-foot long path spread over 12.5 wooded acres tells a very compelling story for guests about what the dinosaurs ate, when and where they lived, how they protected themselves, and how they adapted to their prehistoric world."

The experience will also include an excavation site replica, a kids' paleontological dig site, and a 1,500 square foot dino-themed gift shop.  Admission into Dinosaurs Alive! is not part of general admission, and requires a separate $5 entrance fee.

Dinosaurs Alive! at Kings Island will open on May 26th, 2011.