zMAX Dragway, at Charlotte Motor Speedway, 6570 Bruton Smith Blvd, Concord, is hosting a drive-thru event like no other. Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru is coming to town from February 12th to 21st, 2021. Please keep reading to see the schedule, as well as a discount for police, military, medical personnel and first responders.
The attraction features more than 70 animatronic, photorealistic dinosaurs in realistic scenes. Experience the dinosaurs roaring and moving as you drive through the tour, the nation’s largest touring dinosaur show.
You’ll also see a 50 foot long Megalodon, an extinct species of shark that lived million of years ago.
The national tour has been hugely popular, with more than 300,000 vehicles and 1.5 million people attending since it launched in mid-July.
Scroll down for the FAQ, hours and ticket price.
It’s made stops in New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Boston, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Detroit, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Houston and more.
In addition to the life-like dinosaur exhibits, there will be opportunities to visit with baby dinosaurs and a team of dino trainers, as well as the chance to capture the moment with a safari-style photo of your vehicle and family transported back in time via a Jurassic setting complete with a dinosaur backdrop.
All attendees will leave with a photo (included with ticket purchase) that says “We Survived Jurassic Quest 2021!”
The drive-thru takes up to an hour.
Tickets are $49 per vehicle, up to 8 people. If your vehicles seats 9-15 people the ticket price is $80. . Tickets must be purchased online, in advance.
Police, military, medical personnel and first responders save 10%. When you’re purchasing tickets online you can indicate that you’re eligible for this discount.
Frequently Asked Questions about Jurassic Quest
This information is from the Jurassic Quest website.
IS CASH ACCEPTED?
NO. Cash is not currently being accepted at our events, particularly in Washington DC. Jurassic Quest encourages you to buy admission tickets and merchandise/toy bundles on-line ahead of time. Some bundles may be available on-site, but can only be purchased with a credit/debit card
WHAT IS THE JQ TICKET GUARANTEE?
Purchase your tickets with confidence with the JQ Ticket Guarantee. The JQ Ticket Guarantee protects you if your Jurassic Quest event is cancelled for any reason by automatically refunding 100% of the full ticket purchase amount to the credit card used during the original purchase. The guarantee exclusively applies to show cancellations and does not cover any other reasons why you may not be able to attend the event or requests to change the date or time of your visit.
IS JURASSIC QUEST DRIVE THRU SAFE?
Jurassic Quest follows all safety protocols and is a contact free experience and is fully accessible and safe for all families. Check our safety and accessibility page for more information
I CAN’T FIND MY TICKETS. WHAT DO I DO?
You can log into www.maingatetickets.com using the email and password you created at checkout. That will take you directly to your tickets. You can screenshot the scan code from there or print it out if you prefer.
DO I NEED TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE OR CAN I BUY ONSITE?
At this time, Drive-Thru Admission Tickets MUST be purchased on-line here. (NOTE: The Quest Packs are Merchandise Bundles and to NOT include a Drive-Thru Admission Ticket. Each Car MUST HAVE a Drive-Thru Admission Ticket to enter the event. The price for a Drive-Thru Ticket is PER VEHICLE and NOT per person).
ARE TICKETS REFUNDABLE?
Tickets are not refundable unless in the case of a canceled event.
DO I NEED TO BE IN A VEHICLE?
YES! This is a drive thru event and no one outside of a vehicle will be permitted.
HOW DO I GET MY TICKETS?
After you purchase your tickets, you will be taken to a THANK YOU page with a link for your tickets. Your tickets will also be emailed to the email address you entered at checkout. Once purchased, you may present your tickets to our crew via your phone or tablet. You DO NOT need to print them out.
CAN WE HAVE PEOPLE IN OUR TRUCK BED?
No, Everyone will need to be inside of the vehicle.
CAN WE PULL A TRAILER IN THE EVENT?
No. Trailers will not be allowed in the Drive-Thru
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE TICKETS FOR JURASSIC QUEST?
The only place to buy Jurassic Quest tickets is from this website.
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
Yes, Jurassic Quest accept American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards.
IS ALCOHOL PERMITTED?
No, Alcohol is not permitted on the premises.
WHAT IF I WANT TO BRING LARGE GROUPS OF PEOPLE IN A VAN OR BUS?
For a vehicle that seats 9-15 people, you must purchase a special large vehicle ticket. The restrictions for large vehicles are as follows: The vehicle must be less than 25 feet in length and less than 10 feet in height.
DO YOU DRIVE-THRU IN YOUR OWN CAR? CAN WE RENT A SHUTTLE OR GOLF -CART?
Guests must travel through in the comfort of their own vehicle. No rentals will be provided.
CAN I MAKE CHANGES TO MY TICKET?
Sorry, No… Ticket dates and time slots may not be changed once purchased. You must attend on the date and within the time slot that was purchased.
HOW LONG DOES THE DRIVE-THRU TAKE?
The Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru experience lasts up to an hour.
SINCE I AM IN MY VEHICLE, WILL I BE ALLOWED TO SMOKE?
Smoking of any kind is not allowed while touring the exhibit.
ARE PETS ALLOWED?
Yes, you are more than welcome to bring along your furry friends to meet their dinosaur buds. Pets and people must remain in their vehicles unless they are in designated areas where stopping is allowed.
HOW DO I ACCESS MY AUDIO TOUR
You will be texted a link before your time slot, which you will open on your cellular device upon arrival. The audio tour will play through your phone speaker and through your car speakers if your device connects in that way. The link is also available here at www.jurassicquest.com
WILL I BE ABLE TO GET OFF TO GO TO THE RESTROOM?
Yes, however, due to traffic and social distancing guidelines, face masks are to be worn when you exit your vehicle to use the restrooms.
ONCE WE EXIT THE DRIVE-THRU, CAN WE COME BACK THE SAME DAY?
Guests may not return after exiting the drive-thru on the same day without paying admission again. Tickets expire once guests exit the drive-thru.
WE CAME WHEN THE WEATHER WASN’T IDEAL, CAN WE GET OUR MONEY BACK?
Jurassic Quest does not offer any refunds due to inclement weather. If the weather limits visibility and is to the point they cannot operate, they will reschedule your tickets for a different date.
Jurassic Quest Schedule in Charlotte
February 12-21, 2021 (closed Monday & Tuesday, February 15-16)
- Friday, February 12th: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Saturday, February 13th: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Sunday, February 14th: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Monday and Tuesday, February 15th and 16th: Closed
- Wednesday and Thursday, February 17th and 18th: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Friday, February 19th: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Saturday, February 20th: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Sunday, February 21st: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Jurassic Quest Add-On Packages
Purchase these when you purchase your ticket.
3 Dinosaur Surprises
3 Dinosaur Surprises
Crafts and activities to do at home
5 Dinosaur Surprises
Crafts and activities to do at home