Heading to Tampa or coming from Tampa to Orlando just may require a half-day stop. In Plant City, famous for its strawberries, is a newly expanded Central Florida theme park many don’t know about. Dinosaur World has recently doubled in size, so it will be difficult to miss. If you’re interested in dinosaurs (what person isn’t?), you’ll be glad to spend a half day checking out this fun attraction in Central Florida.
The new expansion at Dinosaur World includes 12 acres filled with everything dinosaur. Moving animatronic dinosaurs, including Brachiosaurus, Triceratops, Pterodactyl, Stegosaurus and of course T-Rex will fascinate the entire family. The new 22,000 square foot addition is home to the Prehistoric Museum where you can see row after row of authentic fossils. Learn about everything from real dinosaur eggs to raptor claws and even mammoth teeth.
Two new playgrounds are available with one designed especially for those under 7 and one for older kids. Another child favorite is the Fossil Dig. The new dig site is filled with fossils. If you don’t find one, not to worry, you can purchase a piece of history in the gift shop. It now contains over 5,000 square feet of dinosaur fun. The shop includes an educational section which parents and teachers will find very useful. Speaking of teachers, the entire month of March is Teacher Month. All teachers with school ID will be admitted free!
Prices for Dinosaur World are $16.95 plus tax for adults; $11.95 plus tax for children ages 3 to 12 and $14.95 plus tax for seniors over 60. Visit dinosaurworld.com for hours and more information.
Continue east from Dinosaur World into Kissimmee and discover another attraction that will take you back in time! Capone’s Dinner & Show will take you back to an era where gangsters and flapper girls ruled the speakeasies. It’s a blast from the past!