Dinosaur World is the world’s largest outside Dinosaur Park where visitors can see up close and life size the amazing creatures that once ruled the Earth. Dinosaur World displays more dinosaurs than any other, over 150 spread across 12 acres, many of impressive scale and workmanship.
The impressive attraction is the work of a Swedish businessman, Christer Svensson, who made his mark making dinosaurs in Australia and Japan. The dinosaurs are manufactured in Sweden and then shipped over here to their new home in Plant City, Florida.
As you take a step back in time life sized models of dinosaurs welcome families and classes to learn, have fun, or just enjoy a quiet encounter with the lifelike animals.
The dinosaur models are up to eighty feet in length and based on the latest scientific discoveries, are made of fiberglass, steel, and concrete. The dinosaurs are arranged in groups of as many as eleven of a single species, in a variety of settings throughout the park. The statues are placed among native vegetation or water features to simulate animals in a wild environment. The dinosaurs are so believable that some visitors claim to see them moving!
There is a plaque that identifies each dinosaur and its habits. So your children won't even realize they are learning. One of the more popular attractions is the "Fossil Dig" where kids can dig at a sand table for real fossils and my take home their favorite three in a small plastic bag.
Unlike most other theme parks in Orlando, parking is free and there is no food served within the park. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own picnic and enjoy it in the various designated picnic areas nestled among the natural marshes of cypress and gum trees.
Dinosaur World is conveniently located at 5145 Harvey Tew Road, Plant City Florida, 33565. They are open 7 days a week from 9am until 6pm (with the exception of November, December & January they close at 5pm). You can visit their website
Through Monday, Sept. 2 Florida residents pay just $10.95 for tickets for both children ages 3 -12 and adults. Children under age 3 are always admitted free.
Regular admission is $14.95 for adults, $11.95 for children ages 3 - 12 and $12.95 for seniors over age 60. Proof of residency is required for each adult. All ticket rates are plus tax.