The Louisville Zoo seeks to recreate its own version of Jurassic Park. The zoo is willing to acquire dinosaur animatronics to replicate the experience. Sadly, they will not be extracting dinosaur DNA from a prehistoric mosquito that is sealed in tree sap. Hopefully, the animatronics will not go on a rampage like in the movie!
The zoo officials are requesting a payment of $225,000 from the Metro Council. This is the zoo’s effort to boost visitors after the COVID-19 pandemic. Authorities plan to bring in 20 dinosaur animatronics from June 12th to September 12th.
The contract fee will cover the rental fees as well. This includes the fee for installation, exhibit, education, maintenance, etc. as reported by WLKY.
The staff of the zoo states that it wants to enhance the experience by adding a travel exhibit. Furthermore, they believe that this will aid the zoo in keeping membership and attendance levels.
Dino Don is the name of the company providing the dinosaur animatronics. It is a Pennsylvania-based company which has been in business since 1993. It has operations in North America, Europe and Asia. Moreover, the man behind Dino Don was also the advisor to Steven Spielberg in Jurassic Park. Therefore, we expect things to get real soon!
At the moment, the Louisville Zoo Mega Cavern is holding a different dinosaur display until May 2. Dinosaur Safari is the name of the exhibit. It lets people “travel back in time” to experience earthquakes and dinosaur battles. The exhibit is drive-thru in a similar vein to Jurassic Park.
Of course, the only difference is the dinosaurs are animatronics rather than being real. Since the entire experience is drive-thru, it is very hard not to crack a cheesy fast food joke.
What do you expect to see from the upcoming exhibit? Will you be planning your visit to the Louisville zoo soon too?