When Kings Island opens April 27, its Dinosaurs Alive! exhibit will have a literally huge new feature: The world’s largest animatronic dinosaur, a life-size Sauroposeidon.
The length of three school buses (112 to 118 feet) and the height of a six-story building (56 feet), the North American dinosaur was known as “the Earth Quake Lizard” was one of the largest in the world. It’s said to have weighed 50 to 60 tons, eight times the size of an African elephant.
The Sauroposeidon arrived at Kings Island Monday in four shipping containers; a crew of 12 people will spend the next two weeks setting it up.
Other new additions to Dinosaurs Alive! include a pack of Albertosaurus, exploring the idea that they may have hunted in packs.
Kings Island previously announced that a Reds-themed restaurant, the Reds Hall of Fame Grille, will open at the park this season.