Whoa, Momma!

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Dinosaur World plans to expand

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November

dino.jpgThe grazing and hunting grounds for fiberglass dinosaurs is about to expand. The cheesetastic Dinosaur World off Interstate 4 in Plant City plans to double in size by next fall.

The park, which opened in 1998, made TLC's list of the Top 5 Tackiest Tourist Traps, and that's a compliment. Little kids prefer their dinos frozen instead of stomping and scary and then there's the "fossil dig." The workers plant various treats in a sandbox for kids to dig up. Sharks teeth, sea urchins and other finds are free for the taking for kids ages three to 12. The biggest attraction for parents isn't 150 dinosaurs replicas set along a walking path, but the price, currently $12.75 for adults and $9.75 for children -- about the price of parking at most big theme parks.

The expansion will include a dinosaur playground, gift shop, new parking and restrooms, and a 22,000-square-foot indoor museum, according to a news release from the park.

--Sharon Kennedy Wynne

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