The Ruyang or Huanghetitan ruyangensis may have been a new discovery for paleontologists in China, but the residents of Shaping Village had used its fossil bones for decades in traditional medicines. The community believed that the bones belonged to a flying dragon and had healing properties. Because of this, paleontologists have only been able to recover 40 percent of its remains.
SCENE 01: PACK ATTACK
The serenitude of the grazing Hadrosaurs is disrupted. A group of Deinonychus hunt and take down an Iguanodon. A fourth Deinonychus comes to join the fray.
SCENE 02: PREDATOR TRAP
Based on the findings at the Cleveland Lloyd Quarry in Utah, juvenile Allosaurus get stuck in the mud of a water hole. Other Allosaurus are drawn to their thrashing and prey on them. A juvenile stegosaurus also gets stuck in the mud and tries to escape, while mother and sibling look on. A much larger Allosaurus comes into the area to check out the commotion.
SCENE 03: KIDS DIG SITE
Across the path from the Ruyangosaurus is a large kid’s dig site, containing most of a full skeleton of a large predator. The dig site is contoured to appear as if it were found in the park at Dorney Park. Guests are encouraged to uncover the skeleton, which is covered in sand.
SCENE 04: FLASH FLOOD
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 shows the skull and bones. The scene is based on a fossil bed in Alberta and shows the timeline of life, death & fossilization.
SCENE 05: T-REX FIGHT
A wide eyed Triceratops barrels down the slope as it is about to be taken down by a juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex, as a smaller one makes it away. In close pursuit are an impressive 18m adult T-Rex and it’s other smaller offspring.