(WWJ) By overwhelming demand, Jurassic Quest has added a fourth and final week of dates at the parking area of DTE Energy Music Theatre from Wednesday, August 26 through Sunday, August 30.
More than 25,000 families have experienced the drive thru exhibit in its first three weeks, making it Jurassic Quest’s most attended event to date.
The nation’s best touring dinosaur exhibit has been transformed into an interactive drive-thru experience, featuring over 70 moving and life-like dinosaurs, as well as the 50 foot-long Megalodon! Although the drive-thru experience means guests will stay safe inside their vehicle, they will still need to watch out for the swinging tail of the 80 foot-long Spinosaurus!
Tickets (starting at $49 plus fees per one standard passenger car or SUV) for the hour-long ride must be purchased online in advance and are available now at 313Presents.com and www.jurassicquest.com. Time slots and hours will vary by day. Excavator Packs (toy and t-shirt bundles) at $35 are also available for just $25 if purchased online in advance. Hour times slots are available from 9 a.m – 8 p.m.
The Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru is the only place to encounter some of the largest dinosaurs to ever roam the earth, and some of the eeriest marine creatures to ever lurk the ocean’s depths, from the safety of your family vehicle. Guests will be among the first in the nation to go on a quest with an online audio tour that will lead them throughout the thrilling dinosaur safari. Your dino crew can time-travel and enjoy about an hour-long ride back in time. Guests are texted a link before their time slot, which will open on their cellular device upon arrival. The audio tour can play through phone speaker and through car speakers if your device connects in that way. The online audio tour link is also available at www.jurassicquest.com.
Jurassic Quest worked in collaboration with leading paleontologists to ensure each dinosaur was painstakingly replicated in every detail. Guests will have the chance to drive through realistic scenes, without leaving their own vehicles, depicting how dinosaurs looked and moved.
In addition to the life-like dinosaur exhibits, there will be opportunities to visit with a one-of-a-kind baby dinosaurs and Jurassic Quest‘s team of dino trainers as well as the chance to capture the moment with a safari-style photo of your vehicle and family transported back in time via a Jurassic setting complete with a dinosaur backdrop. All attendees will leave with the same bragging rights, “We Survived Jurassic Quest 2020!” One photo per family is FREE and included in ticket purchase.
Jurassic Quest will continue to take extra precautionary measures to provide a clean and safe event. Food or beverage will not be available for purchase onsite, so guests are encouraged to bring their own snacks to enjoy during the ride.
Merchandise will be available for purchase at the Dino Store, and all transactions are cashless and touchless, as staff will deliver items to vehicles. Guests are to remain in vehicles and wear masks in the event they exit the vehicle in allowed areas to use the restroom prior to or after the ride.
Social distancing rules will be requested of all guests and maintained by Jurassic Quest crew, who will be sanitizing equipment, dinosaurs and workstations more frequently and thoroughly throughout the entirety of the event. Employees will be applying hand sanitizer and washing their hands regularly throughout each day, in addition to wearing masks. Guest safety and enjoyment is Jurassic Quest‘s top priority.
Guests must travel through the drive-thru in the comfort of their own vehicle - no rentals or golf carts will be provided and walkers are not allowed. To ensure participant safety, all guests must ride inside their vehicles (yes, pets inside vehicles are allowed), no riders in truck beds, however. Trailers are also not allowed – as they might tempt the hungry dinos too much. Oversized vehicles and vehicles with more than nine riders are allowed (at $80 per vehicle plus fees), but vehicles must be under 10 feet tall and under 25 feet long. A full list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found online at www.jurassicquest.com/drive-thru-faqs. For more information and to buy tickets, please visit www.JurassicQuest.com.
Event: Jurassic Quest
Place: DTE Energy Music Theatre
Date: August 21-30, Time slots and hours will vary by day (Closed Mondays & Tuesday, August 24-25)
Hours: August 21-23 and August 26-30; 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily
Admission: Tickets available online, www.jurassicquest.com/events/drive-thru-detroit
Cost for entry: $49 per vehicle (plus fees)