Friday, May 29, 2015

Dino Expedition


Recently MarksvilleandMe was invited to go on a Dino Expedition at Lake Compounce which happens to be an amusement park in Connecticut that we never knew existed, until our visit. We were invited to enter the park before other guests and check out the new Dino Expedition then come back and let our readers know all about it. 

My son would have loved this when he was little, he was all about Dino's. Even though he couldn't join us I am lucky to have girls that like Dino's too and were up for the visit.

While you are visiting you just might be lucky enough to pet a baby dino from one of the dino keepers. So cute.


Below you can meet the Dino Characters. 


















Great photo opps in the hatching dino eggs. Check out my little dino's!








When parents get tired you can have a seat and relax while your children check out the Allosaurus Dig Pit sure to be a hit with Sand loving kids of all ages. 









 Last but not least the T-rex





We had the VIP Treatment with treats and gifts for the kids which isn't available normally.

They had an beautiful ice sculpture.

Dino bones which were pretzels with marshmallows on the ends then dipped in white chocolate.

Dino feet which were peanut shaped peanut butter cookies dipped in green candy melts with cashews for the claws.

Dino candy coated marshmallows, as well as fruit salad from Watermelon Dino heads.












The kids washed it all down with Swamp Punch which was their favorite treat. My grand daughter was not sure about it but once she tried it she was hooked. This was made with a special cup that has two layers. The first layer is filled with dry ice, then the second layer holds the drink, which results in this bubbly steamy drink. Super awesome thinking of making this with red punch and calling it erupting lava.



















Once you have seen the Dino Expedition there is still the rest of Lake Compounce to explore. Check out the map here. From roller coaster to Bumper Cars and Carousels there is sure to be a favorite for each of your family members.

When you want to cool down you can splish and splash in Crocodile Cove. Don't forget to take a ride on the train for a great scenic tour.

Check out the rest of my photos on Facebook here.

Handicap Friendly 

At first my husband didn't join us because of the injury to his leg and then we found out they had rentals which you can check out here. Even though it is not listed they have electric scooters for 50.00 for the day. They even followed us out to our vehicle at the end of our day and brought the scooter back for him so he didn't have to hobble on his cane all the way back to our vehicle.

Park Hours and Calendar can be found here.

Prices can be found here.
For my readers
One Day Admission Tickets, available to purchase through June 1, 2015. Tickets include admission into Lake Compounce and Crocodile Cove, and are good for any day during the regular 2015 operating season.
DISCOUNT: Save $8 on One Day Admission Tickets! • Regular price: $40.09 • Discounted price: $32.99 (remember drinks are free with your paid admission for the whole day)

Parking prices can be found here.


Pros:

family friendly 
plenty of seating
15 food venues
drinks are included with admission, self serve stations available throughout park
clean bathrooms
baby changing stations
handicap friendly

Cons

no outside food

What to pack:

sunscreen
stroller
hat
sunglasses
towels
swimsuit
 What Lake Compounce has to say about Dino Expedition.

Dino Expedition will offer guests of all ages the opportunity to encounter moving and breathing lifelike dinosaurs and explore their history. The new prehistoric themed area for 2015 features: • Fossil dig area • The open-air fossil dig area will give even the littlest guests the chance to unearth fossils. • Jurrasic pathway • Explore the prehistoric paths at your own pace and experience the up to 40-foot long lifelike dinosaurs up close. Our state of the art animatronics will create moving creatures that breathe, roar and seek for prey. • Education • Facts and trivia about the dinosaurs can be found within the Expedition! • Dino-themed gift shop

You can find out more about Lake Compounce on:
#DinoExpedition
#LakeCompounce


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