As Temperatures Heat Up, Stay Cool at Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru Events
We just attended Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru, and our entire family loved it so much we wanted to share the experience with you. Jurassic Quest transforms usually overlooked outdoor parking areas of local venues into interactive experiences featuring over 70 lifesized dinosaurs, some as large as 50 feet long! Parents everywhere can rejoice in air-conditioned bliss as they drive around each display at a leisurely five mph. These huge, dangerous reptiles went extinct over 65 million years ago but are descending on a city near you for a limited time only. I’m so glad we decided to explore this creative way to get out of the house and have some clean, educational fun. The Great Midwest Migration is now in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Indianapolis, Indiana. Please keep reading for details about these and all of the tour stop locations.
It’s evident that tons of planning went into this exhibit and that no expense was spared in the creation of these lifelike animals. All of the dinosaurs on display moved and made unique noises. More than 2 million people have attended Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru since the national tour launched in June. Don’t forget to buy your ticket early because we anticipate a fast sell-out in Salt Lake City. Please continue reading for more details about Jurassic Quest and an exclusive 10% off coupon code for Salt Lake City and Indianapolis tour stops.
Jurassic Quest collaborated with leading paleontologists to ensure each dinosaur was painstakingly replicated in every detail, depicting how we understand dinosaurs looked and moved. The dinosaurs on displays range from the very small, to the gigantic, to those found under the sea. View the weirdest marine creatures ever to lurk the ocean’s depths. Each dinosaur moves and makes realistic sounds. You can also visit with a cute baby dinosaur. So pack up the car and head to Jurassic Quest before you miss the famous 50-foot long Megalodon!
Our favorite part was staying in the comfort of our vehicle during the entire tour. Everyone in our crew got to bring their favorite snack and drink to enjoy since we stayed in the car, fantastic for picky eaters or kids with special dietary needs. I can’t remember the last time I brought the kids somewhere “fun” that I didn’t have to chase after them or keep a hawk-eye on them the entire time. Experiencing Jurassic Quest with the kids safely secured in our car made it much easier for us to enjoy ourselves and pay attention. We clearly could see each display from both sides of our vehicle. Our quest was a little over an hour and was definitely worth the money, much better than we anticipated.
We recommend listening to the unique audio tour available on YouTube and Soundcloud. You can choose your own adventure with Safari Sarah, Captain Caleb, Dino Dustin, Prehistoric Nick, and Park Ranger Marty. This entertaining soundtrack assists visitors in navigating the dino herd and learn little-known dino facts. Enjoy descriptions of dinosaurs from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods. I appreciate that the audio tour is careful to separate facts from fiction and is easy to follow for all ages. Don’t forget to charge your cell phone before you go. You can find the audio tour here: https://bit.ly/JurassicQuestAudioTour
A ticket allows up to 8 passengers around 1 hour of fun-filled enjoyment along with the free audio tour. Add even more fun by purchasing a Dinosaur-themed Quest Pack, available for sale online only. Yellow cones will guide you around each painstakingly constructed animatronic installation. With a speed limit of only 5 mph don’t forget to watch out for the swinging tail of the 50 foot-long Spinosaurus!
Take advantage of the opportunity to purchase fun souvenirs at the event exit. Before leaving, a Jurassic Quest staff member will take a photo of your passengers and car with the caption “We Survived Jurassic Quest 2021!” Using the URL and code provided, you can download your image. One per family is included with the purchase of a ticket.
April 23 – May 9
Salt Lake City, UT
10% Off Coupon Code: SLCMOM10
April 30 – May 9
Indiana State Fairgrounds – Gate 12
10% Off Coupon Code: INDY10
May 14 – 30
Kansas City, MO
May 14 – 23
Ford Idaho Center
June 4 – 23
Ohio Expo Center & State Fair Grounds
June 4 – 13
The Pavilion at Star Lake
June 18 – July 4
DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 9 – 25
Tickets are $49 for each vehicle with up to eight individuals and $80 for nine or more individuals in your car.
The audio tour is available in English and Spanish, and special accommodations can be made for the hearing impaired.
TICKETS & LOGISTICS
Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru adventurers will need to buy tickets in advance online at www.jurassicquest.com. Tickets are $49 per vehicle and include a 100% ticket guarantee that in the event of a show cancellation or postponement for any reason, ticket purchases will be automatically refunded for the full purchase amount. Guests must travel through the drive-thru in the comfort of their own vehicle – no rentals or golf carts will be provided, and walkers are not allowed. To ensure participant safety, all guests must ride inside their vehicles (yes, pets inside vehicles are allowed), no riders in truck beds, however. Trailers are also not allowed – we’re worried they might tempt the hungry dinos too much! Oversized vehicles and vehicles with 9 or more riders are permitted but must contact Customer Service, [email protected], for pricing and scheduling. A full list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found online at https://bit.ly/JurassicQuestDriveThruFAQs
Jurassic Quest takes extra precautionary measures to provide a clean and safe event and operates under COVID-19 safety protocols in accordance with county, state, and CDC guidelines. Guests are to remain in their own vehicles and to wear masks in the event they exit the vehicle in allowed areas (restrooms). Social distancing rules are requested of all guests and maintained by the Jurassic Quest crew. We sanitize equipment, dinosaurs, and workstations frequently and thoroughly throughout the entirety of the event. Our employees apply hand sanitizer and wash hands regularly throughout each day, in addition to wearing masks. Guest safety and enjoyment are our top priority.
Photo Credit: Jurassic Quest