Dinosaur World Florida Plant City – Our Family Review

Published on 05/28/23: Who knows Dinosaur World or has driven by their huge T-Rex on I-4? Colt’s head usually swivels like an owl as we pass, so we finally visited! It moved up my “to-do” list when a follower said they offer gem mining and a fossil dig, both up Colt’s alley. Always appreciate your recommendations, keep them coming!

Dinosaur World Has Great Reviews

Dinosaur World has 4.5/5 stars on Google with 5,600+ reviews and is now part of my #LovingStPeteDayTrips series. Side note, as we head into summer, look for a few extra @LovingStPete posts on nearby family activities. This includes great local parks and playgrounds with zip lines, rescue animals, and wildlife. All are free or almost free.

Many Reasons to Purchase a Dinosaur World Annual Pass

Back to Dinosaur World! Amy summed up our visit by saying she would definitely buy the annual pass for $49.95/adult and $34.95/child, if we lived closer. Reasons include playground, sprayground, interactive exhibits, lots of shade all over the park, education, plus the 200+ life size dinosaurs naturally have the kids exploring the 20 acres with limited complaints. Lastly, annual pass holders receive 50% off at quite a few Tampa Bay family friendly attractions.

Kids Know Lots About Dinosaurs

So…a few minutes into our visit, I quickly learned our experience included a 7 year old know-it-all narrator. In all fairness, Colt is way more up to date on his dino facts than dad. “No no no, that one only eats vegetables daddy”. “Daaaaad, that one is just a baby, it’s going to get a lot bigger”. Despite the tone, was great to see him engaged and learning even more facts along the way. I’m sure those of you with young kids or grandkids would see the same on your visit.

I should note, even the Dinosaur World Florida Facebook page is worth a follow for their content and facts. They also post Dino jokes: “What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus!” Perfect addition to any dad joke repertoire. Ha.

Dinosaur Facts and Key Points

Food: No food for sale, but you’re allowed to bring a cooler and picnic to eat with the Dinos. Pizza delivery is also available.

The Dino-Express: 🚂 recently opened. Runs every day from 10am – 4pm! Small extra charge (ie $4 if annual pass holder)

Fossil Dig: Around $3/person. Large sand pit where you can sift through and take home your 3 favorites.

Gem Mining: Colt purchased the $11 bag of dirt and found gem o’ plenty. They’ve got a cool area setup for the mining.

Exploration Cave and Paleontologist: Interactive cave where a paleontologist answered questions from kids and adults. Check the schedule upon arrival.

Gift Shop: 7000 sq/ft, prepare for some “I want that!”.

Cost: $19.95/adult, $17.95/senior (60+), $17.95/child (3-12), Free for 2 & under and active duty military with id.

Address: 5145 Harvey Tew Road, Plant City

Hours: 9AM to 5PM (closed Thanksgiving & Christmas)

ADA: Handicap accessible. Wheelchair rentals are $5/each.

Autism Friendly: Through the University of South Florida’s autism initiative.

Dog Friendly: Leashed dogs welcome

Google Reviews: 5600 Google Reviews with a 4.5/5 average

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