Jurassic World Live brings life-sized dinosaurs to metro Atlanta

Six shows are at Duluth’s Gas South Arena Feb. 23-25
Jurassic World Live is at Gas South Arena for six shows Feb. 23-25, 2024. (Babbit Bodner Inc.)

Credit: Babbit Bodner Inc.

Credit: Babbit Bodner Inc.

Jurassic World Live is at Gas South Arena for six shows Feb. 23-25, 2024. (Babbit Bodner Inc.)

“Jurassic World” is a franchise packed with multiple high-budget films, a Netflix-inspired animated series and a multi-media immersive experience that came to Atlanta’s Pullman Yards last year.

Now there’s the Jurassic World Live tour, which is coming for six shows this weekend Feb. 23 to 25 at Duluth’s Gas South Arena. Tickets start at $20 on Ticketmaster. It’s a blend of high-tech animatronics and live puppeteers. A cast of 30 makes it all happen in the arena.

“We really try to bring the films to life before your eyes,” said Al Peterson, performance director for Palmetto, Florida-based Feld Entertainment, which also oversees Disney on Ice and Sesame Street Live. “We have a unique storyline that falls within the canon.”

He noted that the show is set between the 2015 movie “Jurassic World” and the 2018 sequel “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”

“We go on a journey with a team of researchers avoiding the bad guys,” Peterson said. “We have stunt choreographer. We have motorcycle riders and a lot of intense action.”

In all, attendees will see eight different life-sized dinosaurs including the popular Indominus Rex introduced in the 2015 film.

The show’s star, though, is a new bird-like Troodon dinosaur named Jeannie, Peterson said.

“We’ve done a lot of work with both Universal and Amblin to make sure we stay authentic to the scale of the dinosaurs using CGI modeling,” Peterson said.

The kid-friendly show runs 95 minutes including a 20-minute intermission.

There is also a pre-show so families can enter the floor of the arena and take pictures with the dinosaurs.

This is Jurassic World Live’s first time in Atlanta. It debuted in Columbus, Ohio in 2019, took a hiatus during the pandemic and hit the road again in the fall of 2022.

Peterson notes this production fills up 26 trucks vs. just a handful for a show like Disney on Ice. The Stegosaurus, T-Rex and Triceratops are so big, he said, they each have their own containers.


“Jurassic World Live Tour,” six shows from Friday, Feb. 23 through Sunday, Feb. 25, $20-$80, Gas South Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, www.ticketmaster.com