As an early specialized off-shoot of the duck-billed dinosaur group, the most visually distinguishing feature of the Ouranosaurus was the large hump on its back, much like that of a camel or bison.» View More
Scene 2 - Flash Flood
Death by Drowning
At the bottom of the hill, guests cross the creek on a small foot bridge. As they come around the corner, they see a group of Pachyrhinosaurus attempt to cross a river. The dinosaurs are swept up by a flash flood and perish. The second segment of the scene shows the perished dinosaurs and the third segment show the skull and bones. The scene is based on a fossil bed in Alberta and shows the timeline of life, death & fossilization.
Hadrosaurs were very successful dinosaurs during the closing stages of the late Cretaceous. Divided into two principal sub-families, hadrosaurines and lambeosaurines, it is the latter that are the most spectacular due to the radical modification of the nasal cavity and the elaborate hollow crests rising from the skull.» View More
Easily distinguished from other lambeosaurines, or duck-billed dinosaurs, by the tall neural spines which projected a tall back in profile, Hypacrosaurus also had a head crest that was distinct from other hadrosaurs.» View More
Danger! Run! The calls emitted from the crests of Parasaurolophus warned the others in the herd of the approach of predators. Running was the only natural defence for a Parasaurolophus.» View More
In the deltas and floodplains of the Horseshoe Canyon Formation of the Western Interior Seaway, Albertosaurus was the apex predator of its time.» View More
Perhaps the most unusual of the ceratopsians, or horned-faced dinosaurs, Pachyrhinosaurus did not have a nasal horn but instead had a thick, bony facial pad.» View More
Kings Island is closed through September 1
The park will re-open for weekend operation on Friday, September 2 from 5-10 p.m.