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Dinosaurs Alive! (attraction)Edit

Dinosaurs Alive!
[1]
[2]Canada's Wonderland
Area Planet Snoopy
Attraction's Status Operating
Opening date May 6, 2012[1]
[3]Cedar Point
Area Adventure Island

Camp Snoopy

Status Operating
Cost $1,000,000[2]
Opening date May 12, 2012[3]
Replaced Paddlewheel Excursions
[4]Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
Status Operating
Opening date April 28, 2012
[5]Kings Dominion
Area Old Virginia
Status Operating
Soft opening date April 5, 2012[4]
Opening date April 6, 2012[5]
[6]Kings Island
Area Coney Mall
Status Operating
Opening date May 26, 2011[6]
General Statistics
Attraction Type Walkthrough exhibit
Manufacturer Dinosaurs Unearthed
Theme Dinosaurs
[7] This is a Pay-Per-Use attraction

Dinosaurs Alive! is an animatronic dinosaur themed area for children located at several Cedar Fair parks. Kings Island was the first park to open the attraction in 2011, while the other parks opened their attraction in 2012. The version of this attraction at Kings Island is the world's largest animatronic dinosaur park.[7] A $5.00 fee is required in order to enter the attraction. Each park also features Dinostore, a gift shop filled with dinosaur toys and souvenirs.

ContentsEdit

LocationsEdit

Dinosaurs Alive! is currently located and operating at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio,[8] Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia,[9] Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, Pennsylvania,[10] Canada's Wonderland in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada,[11] and Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio.[12]

SizeEdit

Each version of this attraction is different in every Cedar Fair park since each version of the attraction vary in size and the amount of dinosaurs each attraction has. As of now, Kings Island's version of the attraction is the largest out of all five versions, which is also the world's largest dinosaur park containing sixty dinosaurs.

Park Dinosaurs Trail length Area
Canada's Wonderland 40[1] Unknown 7 acres (2.8 ha)
Cedar Point 50 1,900 ft (580 m) 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Dorney Park 37 2,100 ft (640 m) 3.3 acres (1.3 ha)
Kings Dominion 36 3,000 ft (910 m) 6 acres (2.4 ha)
Kings Island 60 4,000 ft (1,200 m) 12.5 acres (5.1 ha)

DinosaursEdit

There are several types of dinosaurs used in this attraction. Dinosaurs can range several feet in height and length, many of them larger than a full-sized elephant. The largest dinosaur on display, the massive Ruyangosaurus, is more than 30 feet tall.[13] Below is a list of all of the dinosaurs featured at each park: [8][9] A Dilophosaurus from Dinosaurs Alive! located at the front entrance of Kings Island.[10][11] Dinosaurs Alive! entrance at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom.[12][13] Dinosaura Alive! exhibit entrance at Canada's Wonderland.

Park Dinosaurs
Canada's Wonderland[14] Albertosaurus, Allosaurus, Baryonyx, Carnotaurus, Chasmosaurus, Deinonychus, Dyoplosaurus, Eotyrannus, Herrerasaurus, Irritator, Kosmoceratops, Mamenchisaurus, Mojoceratops, Monoclonius, Monolophosaurus, Ouranosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, Pachyrhinosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Ruyangosaurus, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Tenontosaurus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus rex and Yangchuanosaurus.
Cedar Point[12] Albertosaurus, Allosaurus, Amargasaurus, Angustinaripterus, Anhanguera, Apatosaurus, Baryonyx, Carnotaurus, Chasmosaurus, Deinonychus, Dilophosaurus, Eotyrannus, Herrerasaurus, Hypacrosaurus, Irritator, Kosmoceratops, Mamenchisaurus, Mojoceratops, Monoclonius, Monolophosaurus, Olorotitan, Omeisaurus, Ouranosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, Pachyrhinosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Ruyangosaurus, Saltasaurus, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Tenontosaurus, Torosaurus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus rex and Yangchuanosaurus.
Dorney Park[10] Albertosaurus, Allosaurus, Amargasaurus, Angustinaripterus, Apatosaurus, Baryonyx, Carnotaurus, Chasmosaurus, Deinonychus, Dyoplosaurus, Eotyrannus, Herrerasaurus, Irritator, Kosmoceratops, Mamenchisaurus, Mojoceratops, Monoclonius, Monolophosaurus, Ouranosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, Pachyrhinosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Ruyangosaurus, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Tenontosaurus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus rex and Yangchuanosaurus.
Kings Dominion[9] Albertosaurus, Allosaurus, Amargasaurus, Angustinaripterus, Apatosaurus, Baryonyx, Carnotaurus, Chasmosaurus, Deinonychus, Dyoplosaurus, Eotyrannus, Herrerasaurus, Irritator, Kosmoceratops, Mamenchisaurus, Mojoceratops, Monoclonius, Monolophosaurus, Ouranosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, Pachyrhinosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Ruyangosaurus, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Tenontosaurus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus rex and Yangchuanosaurus.
Kings Island[15] Albertosaurus, Allosaurus, Amargasaurus, Angustinaripterus, Apatosaurus, Baryonyx, Carnotaurus, Chasmosaurus, Deinonychus, Dilophosaurus, Dyoplosaurus, Eotyrannus, Herrerasaurus, Hypacrosaurus, Irritator, Kosmoceratops, Mamenchisaurus, Metriacanthosaurus, Mojoceratops, Monoclonius, Monolophosaurus, Olorotitan, Omeisaurus, Ouranosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, Pachyrhinosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Pinacosaurus, Psittacosaurus, Ruyangosaurus, Saltasaurus, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Styracosaurus, Tenontosaurus, Torosaurus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus rex and Yangchuanosaurus.

Although all of the dinosaurs are life-sized, only a few of them are animatronic while most of them don't move at all. Although in Cedar Point, all of the dinosaurs are animatronic and are capable of moving. Some of the animatronic dinosaurs are interactive, allowing visitors to press buttons on the dinosaur's sign that will control the movement of various body parts depending on where the button is located (e.g. button on snout opens jaws, button on throat thrashes neck, and button on rear makes the tail sway). The non-interactive animatronic dinosaurs are activated when a special sensory camera in front of them captures movement, and they will begin to move in various ways, depending on which dinosaur or species they are. Accompanying the various movements are roaring, bellowing, and/or shrieking sound effects erupting from hidden speakers to make it seem as though the dinosaurs are calling noisily to one another.

MovieEdit

A dinosaur-related 3D movie is currently shown at Canada's Wonderland, Kings Island and Kings Dominion in their respective Action Theaters with the motion seats removed. The film is included with park admission except for at Canada's Wonderland admission to Dinosaurs Alive! is required.[16][17]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Dinosaurs Unearthed at Canada's Wonderland". Press Release. Canada's Wonderland. 15 November 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Press Release". Cedar Point. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
  3. ^ "Dinosaurs Alive! about". Cedar Point. Retrieved January 19, 2012.
  4. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5eHpo1yhqo
  5. ^ http://www2.timesdispatch.com/business/2012/mar/06/tdbiz03-biz-to-go-kings-dominions-new-attractions--ar-1742785/
  6. ^ "Dinosaurs Alive! at Kings Island opens to rave reviews". KI Insider Blog. May 30, 2011. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
  7. ^ "Kings Island to open world’s largest dinosaur park". Mason Buzz. March 18, 2011. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
  8. ^ "Dinosaurs Alive! At Kings Island". Kings Island. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
  9. ^ a b "Dinosaurs Alive! At Kings Dominion Info Page". Kings Dominion. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
  10. ^ a b "Dinosaurs Alive! At Dorney Park". Dorney Park. Retrieved January 19, 2012.
  11. ^ "Dinosaurs Alive! set to open at Canada's Wonderland in 2012". Theme Park Tourist. October 14, 2011. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
  12. ^ a b "Dinosaurs Alive! At Cedar Point". Cedar Point. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
  13. ^ http://dinosaursalive.kingsdominion.com/dinosaursalive/dinos/dinosaur_details.cfm?dino=300
  14. ^ "Canada's Wonderland Dinosaurs". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved November 15, 2011.
  15. ^ "Kings Island Dinosaurs". Kings Island. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
  16. ^ Kings Island. "E-Newsletter - Dinosaurs Alive! 3D an Adventure With Teeth!" VisitKingsIsland.com. Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. May 10, 2011, accessed May 10, 2011.
  17. ^ Sim, Nick. "Kings Island's Dinosaurs Alive! 3D movie to be free for 2012 season". Theme Park Tourist. Retrieved 10 July 2012.

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