The Bottom Line
- See life-size dinosaur replicas in natural habitat!
- A plaque that identifies each dinosaur and its habits.
- Fun hands-on experiences for the kids.
- Fully wheelchair accessible!
- FREE parking! (unusual for Florida theme parks)
- Map of park could be more professional - we got lost!
- Plumbing shows on waterfalls and spoils the effect.
- Drinks, but no food service in park.
- Dinosaur World
5145 Harvey Tew Road
Plant City, FL 33565
- Dinosaur World Photo Tour
Guide Review - Dinosaur World Review
Last weekend, for the sake of my work, my husband and I set off for Dinosaur World. Interestingly, it didn't take long for the park to make a good first impression. The parking was free! There is little that is free at Florida theme parks, and parking isn't usually one of them. I continue to be impressed because after a short walk, we enter the rustic welcome center which also serves as the attraction's gift shop. What I liked about it is that you could actually stop to browse the gift shop without entering the attraction. It is a pretty neat place to spend a few minutes and stretch those travel-weary legs.
The attraction is well worth the price of admission. The dinosaurs are not only life-size, but life-like and set in natural landscaped settings. There is a plaque that identifies each dinosaur and its habits. Your children won't even realize they are learning!
There are enough interesting hands-on experiences for the children to keep them from getting bored and there is also a large playground to help burn off pent up energy.
On the down side, although there is a picnic area, there is no food service available at the attraction. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic or order delivery pizza.
I must admit, my pre-conceived ideas of what Dinosaur World would be like were wrong and I wonder why it took me so long to make it to the attraction. Some things never change though. I also admit that I still don't know the name of the giant dinosaur that meanaces traffic along I-4.