The holidays may be over but there are still fun things to do in and around Orange County with the whole family! If you’re able to plan an outing from January 1st to January 10th, then you may want to look into the Drive-Thru Jurassic Quest at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. This experience is perfect for kids that love dinosaurs and parents that are a fan of the Jurassic Park movies. The drive-thru experience includes 70 life-like dinosaurs that can be viewed from the safety of your car. Plus, there are now animatronic dinosaurs that make the experience even more incredible!
Guests will drive through the beautifully decorated Del Mar Fairgrounds to see huge models of a Megalodon, Tyrannosaurus Rex, and Triceratops (to name a few). An audio tour will accompany the ride as passengers admire the detailed displays. The experience lasts exactly one hour and guests can also purchase additional souvenir packs if they so wish. Tickets must be purchased online. If you’re looking for safe things to do in and around Orange County, then this event is the perfect opportunity!
The Jurassic Quest staff have taken enhanced safety precautions for guests, crew members, and dino trainers in order to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure. Here are some more details about the experience:
Drive-Thru Jurassic Quest
Dates: January 1st – January 10th, 2021
Ticket Prices: $49 per vehicle with souvenir packs available for additional purchase / $80 per passenger vehicle (seats 9-15 people) All guests will receive a free safari-style photo with a dinosaur background
Address: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Hours: This experience is closed on Monday and Tuesday. Hours on opening days vary. Please select your scheduled experience time on the ticket event page.
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Tickets may only be purchased online with 3 available add-ons:
- Explorer Pack: $15 which includes 3 surprise dinosaur items
- Tracker Pack: $25 which includes 3 surprise dinosaur items and dino crafts/activities for home
- Trainer Pack: $50 which includes 5 surprise dinosaur items dino crafts/activities for home
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How can I buy tickets?
A: At the moment, tickets for the Drive-Thru Jurassic Quest experience may only be purchased online by credit or debit card. You may purchase your vehicle ticket and add-on bundles for the experience. Your ticket will be emailed to you which you may present to our crew members via your phone or tablet.
Q: Can passengers sit in a truck bed?
A: Unfortunately, no. All passengers must be seated safely inside of a vehicle.
Q: Are vans or busses permitted?
A: You may bring a vehicle that seats between 9 and 15 people. However, you must purchase a special ticket. It is $80 for this type of vehicle and it must fit the size restrictions (less than 25 feet long and less than 10 feet high).
Q: Can we bring our pet?
A: Since you will be remaining in your vehicles, you may bring along your furry friends. They must stay in the designated areas with you at all times.
Q: How do we get the audio version of our tour?
A: Before your allotted time slot, you will be texted a link to your audio tour. This can be played through a phone speaker or hooked up with an aux cord to your car speaker. The audio tour will include a narrator and fun sound effects.
Q: Will there be restrooms?
A: Yes, we have restrooms situated in a few areas. However, you must observe social distancing and wear a mask at all times.
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