Dinosaurs Invade the NC Zoo, See the New Attraction Via The Dino Bus

Dino Bus at the NC Zoo

ASHEBORO  Dinosaurs are among the highlights of the new attractions at the NC Zoo this spring. No, they're not live, but it's a pretty neat experience kids and adults alike can enjoy.

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Visitors can board a bus and ride along a path that display several colorful, animatronic dinosaurs like the Brachiosaurus, Edmontonia and Tyrannosaurus Rex. The 'Dino Bus' shows vibrant, life-like dinosaurs that roar and interact just as they did millions of years ago. The Dilophosaurus even 'spits' water out of his mouth at the open-air bus and onto the passengers much like it would have spit venom at its prey. 

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"The Dino Bus is a very exciting experience that makes you feel almost like you're in one of those movies," said Lane Ragsdale of the NC Zoo.

The bus gives the passengers a direct ride to the center of the park. The exhibit opened on April 1 and the bus can be boarded at the North America entrance, the Africa parking lot and near Junction Plaza.

"It's a wonderful way to educate our visitors about dinosaurs and transport them a different way," Ragsdale said. 

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There's also Dragonfly Paddleboats that allow guests to go on a 30-minute ride on one of 24 boats.

Acacia Station, 4-D Adventure Theatre, endangered species carousel, Zoofari: An African Wildlife Adventure and Air Hike are also new attractions. They're all open daily from April to October.

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