Coming soon to an amusement park near you—Dinosaurs Alive!
Dinosaurs have been thrilling youngsters and adults alike for centuries in some way—from children who have never before seen any such thing, who are first shown a prehistoric dinosaur representation, to the aware adult who is still intrigued… to the diligent scientist who does all that they can in the quest for the ultimate knowledge.
We know much more today than we did yesterday about dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, thanks to the continued interest and study of all kinds of people. For centuries sensible people have regarded the barely believable fossil-finds that have been uncovered over the years as first simply monstrous and then—over time— simply nature on Earth.
The Dinosaurs Alive Exhibit
Now, thanks in part to the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company and to Dinosaurs Unearthed, young and old alike can enjoy another opportunity to experience life-sized and animatronic dinosaurs—besides the movies or usual roadside kitsch that is.
Dinosaurs Unearthed is a Canadian company that exhibits dinosaurs around the world.
The “Dinosaurs Alive” exhibit can be seen at seven different parks run by Cedar Fair, LP (NYSE: FUN), including the Cedar Point headquarters location along with Dorney Park, Kings Island and Kings Dominion, plus Valleyfair, Carowinds and Canada’s Wonderland.
These are truly amazing exhibits featuring several kinds of dinosaurs and depictions of their prehistoric lifestyle. From Albertosaurus to Yangchuanosaurus, the Cedar Point Park headquarters in Sandusky, Ohio naturally has one of the more elaborate showings; but the others don’t exactly fall behind, with shows that offer at least a half-hour of dinosaur entertainment for the most imaginative young-at-hearts. This is about the best way to imagine what our own Jurassic Park would have at least looked like, before the attack that is. Exhibits include hundreds to thousands of yards of foot trails and awesome prehistoric scenes taking place to witness.
Carowinds to Host Dinosaurs Alive
The newest Cedar Fair park to host a Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit is Carowinds, a 398-acre amusement park which lies between North and South Carolina, in Charlotte and Fort Mill (Cedar Fair acquired Carowinds in 2006, when it acquired Paramount Parks). This is one way that the park celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Visitors can look forward to similar dinosaur attractions as can be found at Cedar Point or other Cedar Fair parks such as Richmond, Virginia’s King’s Dominion.
Around the world people may be noticing the odd new dinosaur-head pop up over the tree line along the highways…this could be an indication that Dinosaurs Unearthed are coming soon to an amusement park or museum near you.
“In Cincinnati, Dinosaurs Unearthed exceeded our projections by 70% and ended up as the third highest visited special exhibit we have hosted over the years. Overall the exhibition is quite robust in scope and experience. “- Dave Duszynski, VP of Featured Experiences, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Anyone looking for a new experience at the amusement park, taking visitors back millions of years, should look no farther than the Dinosaurs Alive attractions and exhibits across the nation. Walk through as the dinosaurs roar and bellow as they’re triggered by your presence. They’re moving among the trees and you just don’t know what might be next at Dinosaurs Alive!