Dinosaur World, the kitschy playground for kids with more than 200 dinosaur statues set on an old alligator farm, will reopen on Thursday, the park announced, though without its many hands-on activities.
“Only the dino walk and the indoor museum will be open,” the park posted on its website. “Because of this, admission will be $10 plus tax per person until we can reopen everything.”
Admission is normally $15 for adults, $11.95 for children 3 to 12.
Dinosaur World’s location in Texas opened May 1. There is no opening date currently scheduled for its Kentucky location.
Locally, Dinosaur World has entertained children for more than 20 years on its Plant City property off of Interstate 4 between Tampa and Orlando. About five years ago, it underwent a 12-acre expansion that included a new museum, gift shop, playground area and lifelike dinosaurs that move and roar.
The 1-mile dinosaur walk meanders through lush Florida landscape. The park’s announcement said it will have limited capacity inside the gift shop and inside the park to maintain social distancing.
The park closed on March 17 because of COVID-19 concerns.
Dinosaur World will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily starting May 7. Parking is free. Pets on leashes are welcome. 5145 Harvey Tew Road, Plant City; (813) 717-9865 ext. 201; dinosaurworld.com.
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