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2015 Brings “Edutainment” to Lake Compounce with Dino Expedition Featuring Lifelike Dinosaurs and Fossil Dig Area

Smiling boy posing in giant dinosaur egg

December 12, 2014 Bristol, CT – Lake Compounce will introduce Dino Expedition, a new prehistoric themed area for 2015 featuring a fossil dig area and Jurassic pathways through a forest filled with over one dozen lifelike dinosaurs that will transport guests back in time when these giants ruled the earth.

Dino Expedition will offer guests of all ages the opportunity to encounter moving and breathing lifelike dinosaurs and explore their history. A walk through the prehistoric paths gives guests the chance to experience the up to 40 foot long animatronic dinosaurs up close as they explore the pathways at their own pace. State of the art animatronics will create moving creatures that breathe, roar and look around for their prey. Facts and trivia about the dinosaurs can be found along the way. The open-air fossil dig area will give even the littlest guests the chance to unearth fossils.

“We are excited about the addition of Dino Expedition,” said Jerry Brick, Lake Compounce’s General Manager. “We are looking forward to introducing the idea of ‘edutainment’ to their park and our guests which we describe as the combination of education and entertainment.”

About Lake Compounce
Lake Compounce, part of the Palace Entertainment family of parks and New England's premier family theme park is now open weekends through December 21st for Holiday Lights. Home to Crocodile Cove, the largest water park in Connecticut as well as new Bear Creek Campground. Lake Compounce is the oldest continuously operating amusement park in North America. More information and the park's operating schedule can be found at

About Palace Entertainment
Palace Entertainment is one of the leading leisure park operators in the United States. With parks located in 10 states, Palace Entertainment continues its expansion of brands within the family entertainment sector. Palace Entertainment’s parks provide family oriented and affordable attractions to visitors of all ages, offering a wide range of attractions, such as roller coasters, Ferris wheels, live shows, variable depth pools, water slides, animal shows, miniature golf courses and arcade games. Palace Entertainment greets over 13 million visitors annually.