BATAVIA — It won’t be necessary to charter a trip to Isla Nublar, the fictional island where dinosaurs roam in the “Jurassic Park” film franchise.
Animatronic dinosaurs are coming to the Genesee County Fairgrounds, 5056 East Main Street Rd., Batavia, for a drive-through experience on Oct. 22 and 23. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
The “Jurassic Wonder ‘Dinosaur Drive Thru’ ” expo will allow visitors to see what a real dinosaur might have looked like if they were to see one at a close distance. The dinosaurs will be viewed from the safety of their car, as if the family was on safari to a world of dinosaurs.
“The dinosaurs move and make sounds and move as if they were alive,” said show creator Ted Hill.
Hill said the show is designed for kids, however, many adults enjoy it as well.
“It’s especially enjoyed by grandparents to join the fun also,” he said.
The dinosaurs were created by the same companies that build dinosaurs for movie studios.
“You can see in person what was previously only on the big screen. It’s exciting to hear the kids scream,” Hill said. “‘Look Mom, a T-Rex!’”
Tickets, which are priced per car, are sold online in “time slot-windows,” Hill said.
When purchasing tickets, patrons may chose a day and time that they will attend.
“This helps reduce long traffic lines,” Hill said.
There is also a free educational app that describes each dinosaur. The app is downloaded from the Jurassic Wonder website. It can be played a your cell phone or over the vehicle’s speakers if the vehicle has a Bluetooth system.
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