Dinosaur Land opened in the Springfield Centre in 1981 as one of Alton Towers’ original themed attractions within the theme park.

Fact File

Location: Springfield Centre

Opening Year: 1981

Closing Year: 1983

Guests were invited to come face to face with prehistoric beasts as they wandered through this walkthrough attraction filled with dinosaurs and other long extinct animals.

At the end of 1983 Dinosaur Land became somewhat extinct as the area was excavated in preparation for the Blackhole, which would arrive the following season. However not all of the Dinosaurs were removed from the park, as several of them were moved to the Log Flume for the 1984 season.