Fire at Kings Island Dinosaur exibit

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 9:56 PM

MASON, OH (FOX19) -
An animatronic dinosaur, part of Kings Island new "Dinosaurs Alive!" exhibit, caught fire early Tuesday evening.

The fire was put out quickly, and no patrons had to be evacuated. A large cloud of black smoke did appear over the park.

The "Dinosaurs Alive" exhibit was scheduled to open Thursday.

Fire crews are still on scene.


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Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:01 PM

This just in: "The cause of the accident has been determined to have been a very small asteroid."

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:05 PM

Is it bad that the first thing I did was laugh?

Hey Mike, think they'll do this on a regular basis as a reality feature of the exhibit? ;)

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:07 PM

This is the real reason that dinosaurs went extinct, spontaneousness combustion.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:08 PM

Oh my god. You guys are terrible. :) I haven't laughed that hard in a while.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:36 PM

maXairMike said:

Hey Mike, think they'll do this on a regular basis as a reality feature of the exhibit? ;)

I would, if I were in charge. :)

Dave: no, no, no. You're getting them confused with Spinal Tap drummers. ;)

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:44 PM

Update:

According to a Kings Island spokesperson, the "Dinosaurs Alive" exhibit will open Thursday as scheduled.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011 11:06 PM

So it can demonstrate to guests why they went extinct?

~Rob

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 3:35 AM

That is a lot of smoke for one animatronic dinosaur. Or maybe the park purchased Robosaurus and he went on an autonomous rampage.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 1:06 PM

It will open (most likely at full price) with the main dinosaur up in smoke!

According to news feed it was the main attraction that had a bad day.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 2:14 PM

I spoke with Don Helbig last Saturday, he said the attraction should take about 50 minutes to go through. I doubt the loss of 1 animatronic will be that big a deal in the short term.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 6:17 PM

Mike,
I got a good laugh out of your Spinal Tap comment.
As far as the fire goes, I suppose the authorities will say that it's best to leave it unsolved ;)

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 6:45 PM

Must have been an Intamin.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 7:53 PM

Uh oh. I'm suddenly very suspicious of the Backyard Barbeque. Tastes like chicken.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 7:55 PM

I came here for jokes, leaving quite satisfied.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 11:24 PM

An animatronic dinosaur catching fire is just about the lowest hanging fruit you can pluck, humor-wise.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:37 AM

Jeff said:
Why, because you posted it in general instead of submitting a news item? Yeah, could be.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:41 AM

A quote from a completely different thread? Ok.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011 1:04 AM

I'm horrified that anyone is using brain cycles to keep score, as if there's something personal going on.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011 1:32 AM

You're all just too funny LOL... I need a good laugh!

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