Top Dinosaur theme parks to visit before the ‘Jurassic World’ becomes a...

Top Dinosaur theme parks to visit before the ‘Jurassic World’ becomes a reality!

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So, while someone brilliant works on that particular idea, let’s indulge in some real ‘Jurassic’ themed parks that, unlike the movie, are perfectly safe and great fun.

King Island Amusement Park, Mason, Ohio

Sprawled over 364-acres of land, King Island is the most popular dinosaur-themed amusement park in the United States. The park features more than 80 rides and 60 life-size dinosaur replicas and has won multiple awards since its inauguration. Justifiably, King Island Amusement Park also holds the title of being the world’s largest animatronic dinosaur park. The kids are definitely going to love this one!

Field Station: Dinosaur Park, Secaucus, New Jersey

Though it is only 2-years old, New Jersey’s Field Station: Dinosaur Park has gained quite a reputation, thanks to its 90-foot-long Argentinosaurus, the biggest dinosaur ever known. The park’s slogan – “9 Minutes From Manhattan, 90 Million Years Back in Time” — holds true, since you can actually get a picture next to a dinosaur with the Empire State Building in the background! Field Station has 32 animatronic creatures and also holds mock fossil digs along with several workshops, games and activities for children.

Dinosaur Park, Munchehagen, Germany

Located in Germany’s Lower Sacony in Münchehagen, Dinosaur Park is an open-air dinosaur park that has been built around real dinosaur trails! This 2.5-mile circular track transports you back in time to the Paleozoic Era, to the Mesozoic and then, to the Cenozoic era, with life-sized dinosaurs inhabiting each of these eras. Not only that, the park boasts of 220 life-sized dinosaur models, including a 148 foot Seismosaurus, one of world’s largest models.

Dino Park Funtana, Croatia

Croatia maybe known for a lot of things – its scenic beauty, rich history, Game of Thrones… I think it should also be known for its extremely entertaining Dino Park. Located amidst the gorgeous karst forest with rocky gorge landscape, Dino Park has a huge collection of animatronic dinosaurs as well as a wide range of different entertainment like variete, circus and magic shows. There’s also an internet café, restaurant, Dino cinema, children’s playground, museum and other must-see attractions for children.

Dinosaur World, Florida

Dinosaur World is a total chain of three amusement parks situated in Florida, Kentucky and Texas. The first one however, gets a special place in our list because it has way more life-sized dinosaurs than the other two, over 150! All the three parks have conserved plant life that dates back to prehistoric age and have put up small signs that describe each one of them. Children can also enjoy fossil digs with authentic fossils along with a full-scale dinosaur skeleton, so you can actually feel like a real palaeontologist.

Valle de la Prehistoria, South America

Admittedly, Valle de la Prehistorica is more of a prehistoric park than a sole dinosaur park. But then, it is also popularly called the ‘Jurassic Park’ of Cuba. Perched near the city of Santiago de Cuba, Valle de la Prehistoria features more than 200 lifelike models of dinosaurs, cavemen, and other ancient creatures. This prehistoric-themed tourist attraction is spread over 11 vast hectares of land and is a popular destination for families.

Bałtów Jurassic Park, Poland

One of Poland’s best Jurassic parks, the Bałtów Jurassic Park is situated near Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, near Baltow village. The much liked tourist attraction has over 40 real-life dinosaur sculptures as well as a fascinating museum and a playground area where you can take fossil digs and attend geology and arts workshops. What’s more, the charming village of Baltow is also quite well known for river rafting on the Kamienna River, Horse-riding Centre “W Krainie Koni” (“In the Land of the Horses”), the exotic exhibition entitled “Dolina gadów” (The Reptile Valley”) and its newly-established ski-lifts in winter.