Monday, September 1, 2008

Please Don't Feed the T-Rex

Well, over the weekend we went to an old Florida Attraction called Dinosaur World. Now, tell me - what could two adult Floridians possibly be thinking, going to an outside attraction in AUGUST? Needless to say, it was pretty hot. But overall, it was a great experience for Keegan and Lochlan. It boasts over 150 life size dinosaur statues. Some are small, about the size of Keegan. Others were HUGE, like the mighty T-Rex, towering over Kevin and the kids as I took pictures.

Keegan's vocabulary is expanding, but at Dinosaur World he simply said, "Wow!" as he ran around to look at the different, terrible lizards.

One thing that surprised me was that you didn't just see statues of dinosaurs standing around. There was some carnage, too, as herbivores were attacked by carnivores. And a few carnivores were gored by herbivores protecting their nests. But Keegan walked right on by.

There are picnic spots, both by the playground and in a faux cave system where you can eat a packed lunch. There is no place to buy food there, so bring a cooler! And you can also feed some koi. Just beware the prehistoric koi. (I'm serious).

Good to know: I don't know if this is an annual promotion, but they gave us free passes to come back to the park in December for coming in August. I can't wait to go back when it is cooler and there are less bugs!

And just remember, please don't feed the T-Rex!


Swamp Suzie said...

Your advneture brings to mind a quote from Ian Malcolm:

"...if the Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don't eat the tourists."

Erin Tales said...

LOL! We watched Jurassic Park after going to Dinosaur World. We FF through the scary parts. And I also printed off coloring pages from

Robyn said...

Oh my! How fun does that look!!!!! Love the dinosaur eating that adorable kid!