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Tayto Park Announce Dinosaur Themed Rollercoaster – ‘Dino Dash’

Today, Tayto Park, Ireland’s only theme park and zoo located in Ashbourne, Co. Meath announced plans to open a brand new dinosaur themed rollercoaster for kids, ‘Dino Dash’.

Opening on Saturday, 9th of April, this first of it's kind attraction in Ireland will mark the latest addition for children at the theme park and zoo. The perfect day out this Easter midterm, ‘Dino Dash’ is a thrilling ride for budding dinosaur enthusiasts, get up close and personal with Raptors, T-Rex, Triceraptors and more! Travel back in time in a safari jeep carriage and soar to the skies before dashing under the tail and head of a Apatosaurus Dino! Sweep through the twists and turns avoiding the grasp of Raptors, but be aware of a bubbling swamp underneath waiting to explode!

Pictured are Rain Ledwidge and Frida McGuire, both aged 9, at Tayto Park

Reaching heights of  11.7 metres this state of the art attraction is a gently paced but exciting ride for youngsters, reaching up to speeds of 50Kph. The 260 metre long track will accommodate 10 safari themed carriages carrying 20 people at a time and is set to give dino fans the ultimate roar-some adventure! Designed by Dutch company, Vekoma this latest addition to Tayto Park marks an investment of over €3million, unique to Tayto Park ‘Dino Dash’ will include an innovative track layout designed to give a smoother ride and better experience!

Speaking at the launch, Founder of Tayto Park, Raymond Coyle said,

At Tayto Park we’re always looking for innovative and creative ways to enhance the experience for families at our theme park and zoo and what better way to do that than creating a dinosaur themed rollercoaster with a world’s first innovative track design. I have no doubt this will be a popular choice amongst our younger visitors, with many new attractions in the pipeline as part of our €30million investment over the next two years"

The perfect day out for families this midterm break, Tayto Park will host the ultimate Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday, 17th of April. Come and crack the secret code to discover Mr Tayto's hidden stash of chocolate Easter eggs dotted across the theme park and zoo! Something for everyone, younger ones can enjoy ‘The Junior Zone’ with The Grand Carousel, The Lady Bird Loop and The Nissan Driving School amongst other attractions. Older kids and adults looking for their next adrenaline rush can immerse themselves in a host of exhilarating activities too. Ride the Cú Chúlainn Coaster or take a splash on Ireland’s largest flume attraction, The Viking Voyage at the Park, all before putting your zoo skills to the test at the Tayto Park Zoo! Home to more than 250 animals, explore over 100 species from Amur Tiger and Amur Leopard, Ring-Tailed Lemurs and Mountain Lions to a fascinating array of Birds!

Book Now from to guarantee entry and save 20% online.

Ticket Prices:

All Access-

Online Price €37

On the Door €45

Junior Area

Online Price €33

On the Door €45.00

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Slán go fóill,



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