Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia 3D

Kings Dominion has revealed that it will debut a new 3D movie in its Action Theater for the 2012 season, dubbed Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia 3D.

The movie is designed to tie-in with the planned Dinosaurs Alive! walkthrough attraction, which will also open at the park this spring. Unlike similar 3-D movies that have been installed alongside dinosaur exhibits at Cedar Fair's other theme parks, guests will not be charged extra to view Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia 3D.

The film is narrated by Donald Sutherland, and offers guests the chance to view recreations of a number of large dinosaur species. This includes the herbivorous Argentinosaur, and its chief predator the Giganotosaur. A mixture of live action and computer-generated imagery is used to recreate the era, as seen in the trailer below:

Dinosaurs Alive! will be similar to the version at Kings Island (which is reviewed here), although on a slightly smaller scale. It will feature 36 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, which will be covered in skin-like materials and will feature realistic movements. Each has been recreated by Dinosaurs Unearthed, a Canadian company which produces travelling dinosaur exhibits. Guest will have to pay a $5 upcharge to experience the walkthrough attraction.

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