Dinosaur installation in high gear at Cedar Point

Posted Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:52 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Monstrous roars are echoing at Cedar Point as the summertime scream park invites guests to come face to face with dinosaurs. The new 2012 attraction -- "Dinosaurs Alive" -- which is currently under construction on Adventure Island near Millennium Force, features more than 50 animatronic dinosaurs.

Read more and see the video from WKYC/Cleveland.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 2:21 PM

Vater said:
What audience do you think it would suit? Rather, what environment would it fit better than an amusement park?

Probably a museum-type situation.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 2:29 PM

Exactly I could see something like that going over very well at a museum or zoo. Or I could even see it going over really well in the new Dinosaurs Alive attractions. When you enter these attractions you are already entering a state of disbelief, and would fit in with the idea the Dino's are alive and moving.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 5:26 PM

Maybe someone will flick a cigarette at one from the smoking area and set it ablaze - that would make the ride on MForce more interesting.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 6:50 PM

Perhaps ironically, this attraction is cropping up at quite a few zoos in the UK.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 6:58 PM

Maybe I'm missing something. But, how is it ironic that they are cropping up in the UK?

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:03 PM

It's like rain on your wedding day, Jason. Isn't it ironic, doncha think?

Having worked in Jurassic Park in the park's infancy, I can attest to how seriously we were expected to take the reality of the dinosaurs. I would be chasing packs of It was quite fun actually.

About this Cedar Point dino attraction, the location under Millennium Force looks all wrong.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:08 PM

Misfortune is not irony.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:28 PM

If I wrote for the Sandusky Register I would be in writer-purgatory waiting for this ride to be taken down- just so I incorporate some variation of Dinosaurs Go Extinct or Dinosaurs Wiped Off The Face Of Cedar Point as a headline. The attraction replacing it would could be themed to what wipes them out. Intamin Drop Tower would make a perfect asteroid for this purpose (if it weren't for the S&S Towers already there). A Dive Machine that drops underground? Not sure how deep it could go, but if digging deep isn't possible, there's always what Heide Park did to their dive machine)-

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/418067_3333813300469...0390_n.jpg

-Instead of an octopus, theme it to an impact crater from the asteroid.

Last edited by BullGuy, Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:30 PM
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:45 PM

Jeff said:
Misfortune is not irony.

I blame Alanis.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 7:01 AM

I think Travis blamed her too, just in a more subtle way.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 7:36 AM

If the Dinosaur's make the coaster lines short I'm all for it.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 7:52 AM

Who would've thought... it figures.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 12:17 PM

Brian's last post is true. Isn't that ironic? ;)

(Maybe I should have included a winkieface in my last post.)

Last edited by LostKause, Thursday, March 29, 2012 12:18 PM
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Thursday, March 29, 2012 3:57 PM

Brian Noble said:
I think Travis blamed her too, just in a more subtle way.

Subtlety is as overrated as reading Travis' posts. :)

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 4:45 PM

...And here I thought that we were friends, Gonch.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 4:46 PM

Don't go to the dark side, Travis! They lied about the cookies and they will say or do anything to get you there!

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 4:50 PM

LostKause said:
...And here I thought that we were friends, Gonch.

First rule of being Gonch:

When you slip, twist it into being someone else's fault. Gonch cannot be fallible.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 5:03 PM

Subtlety is as overrated as reading Travis' posts.

There are two ways to take that, of course...

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 5:15 PM

Good point.

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Friday, March 30, 2012 11:41 PM

Who knows, maybe this is just elaborate theming for Cedar Points new flying coaster. Imagine flying on a B&M just beyond the reach of the jaws of the T-Rex, skimming over the branchiosaurus, reaching out and touching the lagoon water, and chasing the raptors all from "Escape from Dino Land". (OK, maybe not...)

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