Canada's Wonderland has confirmed that it will charge guests an additional fee if they wish view its new 3D movie for the 2012 season, Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia 3D.
The movie is designed to tie-in with the planned Dinosaurs Alive! walthrough attraction, which will also be subject to a $5 upcharge. Guests will have to pay an additional $1 to view the film if they have already paid for Dinosaurs Alive! entry, or an extra $3 otherwise.
The park is following in the footsteps of Kings Island, which replaced its free Spongebob Squarepants 3D attraction with the dinosaur movie in 2011. However, sister park Kings Dominion recently revealed that it will not charge for entry to its own installation of 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:
Covering 7 acres, Canada's Wonderland's version of Dinosaurs Alive! will be very similar to the version at Kings Island, which Theme Park Tourist reviewed in 2011. It will be home to 40 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, each of which will be covered in skin-like materials and will feature realistic movements.
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