For those of you who are new to the Chicago area or who live here and have not been, the Brookfield Zoo is an absolute must on the to-do list. The zoo itself has an expanse of 216 acres housing an array of amazing animals. Among its tenants are aardvarks, baboons, rhinos, giraffes, camels, otters, deadly spiders, poisonous snakes, bison and bears.
After Hollywood Studios, the tour group transfers to Wilderness Lodge for a meal at Whispering Canyon Cafe. Lunch is included in the fee for the tour, obviously. The cast members, called waitresses in the real world, are great characters and can be particularly pleasing on the Backstage Tour.
After animatronic dinosaur suppliers Hollywood Studios the tour group moves to Wilderness Lodge for lunch at Whispering Canyon Cafe. Lunch is included in the fee for the tour, of course. The cast members, known as waitresses in the real world, are fun characters and can be especially entertaining on the Backstage Tour.
Still at the top of the list for toddlers between the ages of about four and six is Tickle Me Elmo TMX. There is something about his three tickle points on his chin, tummy, and toes and his contagious, floor rolling laughter that continues to keep kids enthralled with the little furry red guy. Elmo retails for around $40 if you are lucky enough to find him in the store.
Last year, my family took a trip down to Cave City, a silly tourist down south of Louiville that includes Dinosaur World. My sister, Emily, took the Dinosaur World tour. $12.75 later, she came out completely deflated and growling about Crapasaurus. This is a woman who has built her own dinosaur models since since we first clashed Play-Doh diplodocus’ as children. From inconsistencies in dinosaur names to the colors used on their paint jobs, she sure had a mouthful for the people at Dino World. For this, and this reason alone, I must pay the $5 upcharge to visit Dinosaurs Alive! at Kings Island.
Now through July 10th, over a dozen dinosaurs have made the Fort Worth Zoo their home. These life-sized animatronic raptor for sale monsters have been spread throughout the zoo, accompanied by a display of fascinating facts during the Dinosaurs Unleashed exhibit.
Thomas Town was the first to lose its theme. The trains will stay but the face will go. It will now be just an unbranded whistle-stop depot. Several Six Flags parks built a Thomas Town in their parks since 2007, and all of them will get the same treatment as Six Flags cuts the licensing agreement. But while painting over a few Thomas the Train references were simple enough, the Terminator: Salvation coaster won’t be so easy — and Six Flags is taking a much bigger financial hit.
Lastly, do not forget to dress appropriately for your visit. A good pair of sneakers will be able to carry you through a full day’s worth of excitement.