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Drive-thru Jurassic Quest comes to Del Mar Fairgrounds in January 2021

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Posted at 7:10 PM, Dec 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-31 22:21:52-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — It may sound like a scene out of "Jurassic Park," but you'll soon be able to check out more than 70 life-like dinosaurs from your car at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru is bringing back the popular event with a twist, introducing visitors to a drive-thru display of animatronic dinos at the fairgrounds from Jan. 1 to 10 next year.

From their vehicles, guests will experience the massive models — from a Tyrannosaurus rex to Triceratops to 50-foot Megalodon — roaring and moving in realistic displays as they drive through the tour. An audio tour guide will lead guests through the hour-long tour.

Organizers say attendees will have limited contact, if any, with staff on-site, and that state and local coronavirus precautions will be taken.

Tickets start at $49 per vehicle, with the option for "dinosaur surprise" add-ons. All guests will also get a free safari-style photo in their vehicles with dinosaurs in the background to remember their trip.

Visits must be purchased for available timeslots. For more information or to buy tickets, visit the event online here.