Family travel ideas
If you’re from southwest Ohio, the place to go during the summer for family fun is Kings Island. We usually make at least one trip there every summer. This summer Kings Island has a new animatronic dinosaur park called Dinosaurs Alive!
When my son was younger he would have eaten this up! He loved dinosaurs. He still likes them but not with the fascination he had for them when he was younger. I’m sure this will be a big hit with the younger crowd.
Here’s a preview clip of the Dinosaurs Alive attraction:
60 life-sized dinosaurs are on display in Dinosaurs Alive! at Kings Island , including 56 animatronic models, in an outdoor Jurassic forest setting.
The multi-sensory and interactive dinosaur park brings inspiration, science and technology together at Kings Island where guests also hear the sounds and see the movements of 60-plus full-sized animatronic creations made to replicate nearly every feature of the dinosaurs. Each of the animatronic dinosaurs is hand-carved and covered with skin-like materials.
The six main scenes and nine other themed exhibits can be found along the more than 4,000-foot long path spread over 12.5 wooded acres tell 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.
Highlights of Dinosaurs Alive! include the vicious-looking Irritator and its cousins the Baryonyx and the Spinosaurus, the lizard-like Stegosaurus, the meat-eating Tyrannosaurus Rex, the three-horned Triceratops and the flying Pteranodon.
Four of the dinosaurs have interactive consoles which allow guests to guide dinosaur movement so they can see how scientists believe each dinosaur moved its arms, tail, mouth and eyes. There is also an excavation site replica, a kids’ paleontological dig site where visitors can uncover prehistoric fossils.
I think we might have to check it out this summer! If you’ve had a chance to check out Dinosaurs Alive at King’s Island let us know what you think.
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