Name: Dinosaur Planet
Address: EM sphere at Emdistrict 544/1 ถนน สุขุมวิท แขวง คลองตัน เขต คลองเตย กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110
BTS: Phrom Phong
Price: Entrance 600 Baht Adult, 400 Baht child. If you book online price is 510 baht and 340 baht. Additional charge for Dino eye and Dino rides. Children under 90cm enter free.
Show Times: 18.45, 19.30, 20.30
Opening Times: 10am – 1opm
Dinosaur Planet opened in March 2016, and despite some hiccups it has been a roaring success. Although we have heard several complaints about it being busy and queues being too long, when we visited on a weekday evening we pretty much had the place to ourselves – going on every and any ride without any queuing at all.
Although not covering a large area, the park fits a lot of attractions in. Combined with the central location and city views it’s definitely worth a visit.
The 4D Deep-world takes you on a 4D adventure underground where you get to wear a miners hat and see a T Rex up close. Should you brave the Ferris wheel (despite its recent media appearance) it will give you some spectacular views of Bangkok.
In Stars of Dino and Dino Farm you can get up close with robotic dinosaurs – they even move and roar! They’re pretty realistic and great for photos. Children (or if you beg staff, adults too) are given the chance to ride different dinosaurs. They walk slowly around a track with you on their back.
Dinosaur District adds a more educational slant to your visit. Here you watch a movie about dinosaurs and see fossils and egg examples up close. It wouldn’t be much of a theme park without some form of twist on your journey…but we won’t give away what happens.
It’s also worthwhile coming on an evening as this allows you to watch the Great Volcano and Extinction Live Show. Here you get to watch dinosaurs fight each other in order to save their lives. A colourful light show is projected onto the volcano, including explosions and a flying pterodactyl.
However, our favourite was definitely Raptor X-treme. Resembling an escape game, you are locked in a confined area and given a mission to find a key to get out. Meanwhile raptors chase you around the area, making any small children locked in there with you cry.
The park also has several places to eat, a gift shop, an opportunity for face painting and, of course, plenty of props for photos.
A great experience, but definitely worth ditching the weekend crowds and waiting for a weekday evening.