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    PLEASE read this before considering going here, as I wish I read a review like mine before I did. We were vising FL from NJ and decided to go here for a nice “relaxing” day from the big parks, even though it was an hour drive. After we paid and got outside, not 20 minutes later (which included everyone using the restroom), it started raining, so we sought cover under one of the covered picnic areas. While waiting for the rain to stop, my 7 year old jumped up and started running and screaming. She had been stung on her head by a wasp! We quickly proceeded back inside. dinosaur world is an outdoor attraction, and they were woefully unprepared (but that’s not all) for even the smallest of problems. They had NO ice for us to put on the wasp bite. They had NO procedure for someone getting injured. All they had was a $5 cheapo first aid kit with nothing helpful inside. Besides being unprepared for ANYTHING, they lacked any compassion as well. We stayed inside the building for a little bit until my child was calmed down a little. She refused to go back outside, but how could I blame her. She was freaked out because she had never been stung before, and now was not going back outside where the wasps still were. I know they say no refunds. I spoke to the manager, and asked if we could get a refund, or even a credit to spend in the gift shop. She told me no, and that she would give me a rain-check. I live 1,100 miles away from there and don’t have plans to ever go back to that area. We were honestly there for not even 20 minutes, and am out $70 because of it, not to mention the hour drive back. We even returned the lucky strike ticket, the fossil dig ticket and the bag of fish food, as we weren’t there long enough to do anything. I own my own business as well, and know that there are always exceptions to the rule for extenuating circumstances. I am honestly disgusted at the lack of preparedness, and the way I was treated (not to mention how the manager yelled and disrespected the cashier who was trying to tell her something which I had mentioned) I would recommend that you never visit this place. Horrible experience. Unprepared staff. Managers that treat their staff like dirt. Again, I only wish I had read a review like mine, because I would have never went there.

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    I took my kids here about 6 years ago. When my son graduated from high school he wanted to go back. We made a trip of it along with Gatorland & Legoland. It has expanded and is now even better than before. Little kids can hang out there all day. teens need about 4 hours. Inexpensive. Convenient. Very cool!!

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    My family really enjoyed our visit to Dinosaur World. I was almost hesitant to plan the visit at first as some sources online suggested that they were “creationist” and didn’t just state scientific facts. However, the first thing I saw when walking in the door was a large poster of vertebrate evolution. Though not every dinosaur info plaque had “# million years ago” references they did state their placement in the Mesozoic era (Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods). The book/gift store was also filled with many references that are perfectly educational with no fundamentalist/creationist skew that I could see.The staff were all very friendly and the grounds were very clean. The walking paths weren’t the widest but even on a busy day you weren’t bumping into folks very often. My biggest critique would be the noise from I-4 in most sections of the park. Some noise-walls or outdoor speakers could really improve the environment and make a lot of difference.Bottom line, pack a lunch (no food service) and enjoy a stroll through earth’s ancient history.

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    We went to Dinosaur World last Thursday with my daughter and her four year old son. We had an absolutely great experience. There were two women working that day. One person helped with the dig and the jewel hunt the other woman worked in the gift shop. Both were very friendly, patient and helpful. I also brought a “friendly dog on a leash” as the website mentioned. The dog also had a great day. The exhibits were well maintained and clean-even the crew working on painting the dinosaurs were friendly. The signage on each exhibit was very helpful. The landscaping was very well maintained. Very good children’s park and well worth the inexpensive price. I do think they need to have a snack bar. We were hungry and had to leave the park to get food. Loved it. Going to have a birthday party there

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    One of the few parks in Florida where we didn’t feel they were trying squeeze every last dime they could out of us. They were friendly, welcomed us to bring in our own food and drink, provided many nice clean covered picnic areas, clean rest rooms through out the park, with handy vending machines for soda or cold water if you didn’t bring your own. We took our 2 and 4 year old grand kids there and were very pleasantly surprised. It’s a wonder park with lots of activities and a lot of great educational tools as well. Can’t recommend this place enough!!