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(Images courtesy of Jurassic Quest Drive Thru)
(Images courtesy of Jurassic Quest Drive Thru)

Jurassic Quest Drive Thru dinosaur experience coming to Buffalo

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Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 11:40 pm

Tickets on sale

√ North America’s can’t-miss dinosaur adventure will bring roar-some summer family fun to Highmark Stadium starting July 16

More than 70 photorealistic dinosaurs are ready to return from extinction to delight families and dino fans everywhere, as Jurassic Quest Drive Thru, “the nation’s largest and most realistic dinosaur experience,” migrates to the Buffalo region July 16-25.

After welcoming millions of guests to sold-out events across the country, Jurassic Quest Drive Thru will transform the parking lot of Highmark Stadium into a fun-filled drive-thru experience complete with life-like dinosaurs, baby dino and trainer meet and greets, photo opportunities, a choose-your-own-audio-adventure tour, and memories of epic proportions.

Jurassic Quest's herd of animatronic dinos – from the largest predators to playful baby dinos – are displayed in realistic scenes that allow guests to experience them roaring and moving as they drive through the tour.

Jurassic Quest worked in collaboration with leading paleontologists to ensure each dinosaur was painstakingly replicated in every detail, from coloration to teeth size, to textured skin, fur or feathers, drawing on the latest research about how people understand dinosaurs and ancient giants of the sea looked and moved. Although the drive-thru experience means visitors will stay safe inside their vehicles, they’ll still need to avoid the swinging tail of the 50-foot Spinosaurus and the gigantic grinning Megalodon!

Tickets for Jurassic Quest start at $49 per vehicle (eight people or less) and are available only at www.jurassicquest.com. An audio tour comes standard with every purchase (choose from two; special accommodations can be made for the hearing impaired) as well as a safari-style digital souvenir photo of a vehicle and family transported back in time via a Jurassic setting. Special souvenir packages and other add-ons can be purchased at check out. 

New for 2021

Jurassic Quest Drive Thru guests now get to choose their own audio adventure. Jurassic Quest’s own Safari Sarah, Dino Dustin, Captain Caleb, Prehistoric Nick and Park Ranger Marty provide a fun-filled soundtrack for the hourlong trip back in time to help visitors navigate the dino herd and learn little-known dino facts – packed with plenty of lighthearted humor to tickle funnybones of every age (“get ready to Tricera-STOP here. …”). Visitors can opt for the original audio tour in English and Spanish or a brand-new audio adventure led by Safari Sarah with the rest of the crew serving up a big surprise for everyone at the end.

In addition to the life-like dinosaur exhibits, there will be opportunities to visit with one-of-a-kind baby dinosaurs and the Jurassic Quest team of dino trainers. Though no two visits are ever the same, all attendees will leave with the same bragging rights, “We Survived Jurassic Quest 2021!” 

More than 2 million people have attended the Jurassic Quest Drive Thru since the national tour launched in June with stops in New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Detroit, Atlanta, Orlando, Cincinnati and Houston.

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. Oversized vehicles and vehicles with nine 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://www.jurassicquest.com/drive-thru-faqs

COVID-19 Precautions

A press release stated, “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 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 is our top priority.”

More About Jurassic Quest

Since 2013, Jurassic Quest has been touring epic dinosaur experiences treating millions of people across North America to an as-close-as-you-can-get look at the giants that ruled the Earth and sea millions of years ago. Jurassic Quest is described as “the largest and most realistic dinosaur exhibition in North America.

“Developed with leading paleontologists, each of the 70-plus dinosaurs has been painstakingly replicated in every detail including the most realistic likenesses, movement and sound. Whether their prehistoric counterpart had skin that was scaly, feathers or fur, Jurassic Quest has spared no expense in bringing the dinosaurs to life.”

Jurassic Quest produced 96 multiday events in 34 states and Canada, sold over 1 million tickets in 2019, and has hosted over 2.5 million fans at its Jurassic Quest Drive Thru touring throughout the country since June 2020. For more information or tickets, visit www.jurassicquest.com.

Safari Sarah, Dino Dustin, Captain Caleb, Prehistoric Nick and Park Ranger Marty are registered trademarks of Jurassic Quest Holdings LLC. All rights reserved.

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