Pinnacle Manufacturing Group is bringing Dinosaur Journey Drive-Through to the Waukesha County Expo Middle Sept. 17-20, and Sept. 24-27. (Picture: Submitted)

Simply whenever you thought 2020 could not get any wilder, cue the dinosaurs. Fortunately, they don’t seem to be actual ones. 

Pinnacle Manufacturing Group is bringing Dinosaur Journey Drive-Through to the Waukesha County Expo Middle, 1000 Northview Street, Waukesha, Sept. 17-20, and Sept. 24-27. 

There will probably be about 100 life-size dinosaurs, together with a 40-foot Tyrannosaurus rex, on the tour. At the least 80{143106009d8b87d45252e1fd973f0c0835ad3aabba3679e828c3cd83539ae06c} of the dinos are animatronics, which transfer and roar, mentioned Sanjay Syal, president and CEO of Pinnacle Manufacturing Group.

“We have performed indoor exhibits for a lot of, a few years,” he mentioned. “We have taken the indoor occasion and turned it into an outside drive-thru simply due to the present circumstances.”

Attendees can hearken to a guided audio tour alongside the way in which that tells them what sort of dinosaur they’re taking a look at and info in regards to the animal, together with singalong songs. 

The tour spans a couple of mile and a half and lasts a couple of half hour, Syal mentioned. Attendees keep inside their automobiles the entire time, and the automobiles will all observe the identical one-way route by way of the grounds. 

“Folks have simply been hibernating and so they’re searching for issues to do this are secure to be with their households, and children particularly,” Syal mentioned. “It is one thing completely different and enjoyable.”

Tickets are $49 per automobile, with as much as eight individuals inside, he mentioned. The Dinosaur Journey web site famous that individuals are not allowed to trip on the beds of pickup vehicles. 

Tickets are restricted, and bought for particular dates and time slots between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. There is a “very restricted” ticket possibility for $69, which supplies attendees the choice to come back at any level on a selected date, he mentioned. 

All purchases are remaining and can’t be rescheduled, in accordance with the web site. 

Dinosaur Journey can also be promoting $29 journey packs, which embody souvenirs, equivalent to, a backpack, kid-size T-shirt, cotton sweet bag, hatch egg, dig instruments, toy and coloring equipment. Admission isn’t included with the pack. 

All ticket and pack gross sales are on-line solely, and won’t be accessible on-site. For extra info or to buy tickets, go to 

Before making its way to Wisconsin, the tour will be at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, Illinois. 

Contact Hannah Kirby at [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter at @HannahHopeKirby.  

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