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Confirmed: Carowinds to open Dinosaurs Alive! upcharge attraction in 2013

Dinosaurs Alive triceratops

Carowinds will become the latest Cedar Fair theme park to install a walkthrough dinosaur exhibit in 2013, with Dinosaurs Alive! set to carry an extra $5 charge.

The new addition will be very similar to the version at Kings Island, which Theme Park Tourist reviewed last year. However, it will be on a smaller scale, spanning 5 acres and featuring 32 life-size animatronic dinosaurs produced by Canadian firm Dinosaurs Unearthed.

Several of the models will be controllable by guests via interactive consoles, which will show how scientists believe they moved their arms, tail, mouth and eyes. The largest model on show will be the Ruyangosaurus, which will reach a height of 40 feet and a length of over 60 feet.

Each of the dinosaurs in the exhibit will be covered in skin-like materials and will feature realistic movements. They will be split across several themed areas, each depicting a specific scene.

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