Top 10 Most Popular Animatronic Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs appeared 200 million years ago in the Mesozoic Era, reigning as the world’s largest reptiles for over 100 million years. Around 65 million years ago, they mysteriously and suddenly went extinct, leaving behind a wealth of enigmatic fossils for humans. Their descendants evolved into common animals today, such as turtles, crocodiles, snakes, and lizards, with one branch evolving into mammals that now inhabit every corner of the world.


We have been creating animatronic dinosaur models for over a decade. We specialize in reproducing life-size giant dinosaurs (Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, Velociraptor, Ankylosaurus, etc.), placing them wherever customers wish to showcase these creatures. Undoubtedly, these large animatronic dinosaur models can capture the attention of visitors. Drawing from experience, we have compiled a list of the top 10 most popular animatronic dinosaurs in 2023.

Tyrannosaurus rex, commonly known as the King of Dinosaurs, has always been the most popular dinosaur star among visitors. Every time visitors hear the astonishing roar of the T-rex in the distance, their bodies inexplicably thrill with excitement. Visitors quicken their pace and move toward the direction of the roar to witness the most powerful carnivorous ruler in the history of the Earth. Therefore, even in 2023, we continue to produce more than 50 different-sized realistic animatronic T-rex models for our clients. These T-rex models continue to bring unparalleled attraction to places such as theme parks, malls, children’s parks, and amusement parks.

It lived in the Late Cretaceous period, being the largest carnivorous dinosaur and also the most famous one. It is the latest, largest, and most powerful carnivorous dinosaur known to date, as well as the most powerful carnivorous animal in the world from prehistoric times to the present. With a length of 12-15 meters, an average hip height of about 4 meters, a maximum head height of nearly 6 meters, an average weight of 9 tons, and a maximum weight of up to 15 tons, its bite force can reach 900,000-1,200,000 newtons, and its mouth can open up to approximately 120 degrees.



The emergence of Velociraptors did indeed take a significant portion of the spotlight from the Tyrannosaurus rex, thanks to the 2015 film “Jurassic World.” In the movie, the Velociraptors, specifically the Blue family, became Owen’s allies and intelligent trained predators. They played a crucial role in helping humans defeat the D-rex. In the 1993 film “Jurassic Park,” Velociraptors were portrayed as evil creatures that hunted humans. In 2023, we have also manufactured many animatronic Velociraptor models. Many of these dinosaurs are placed in jungles or exhibition areas near T-rex models, portraying them as professional hunters or scavengers.

The true meaning of Velociraptor refers to a medium-sized “dromaeosaurid.” In terms of size, the Velociraptors in the movie are more similar to Deinonychus. Most Deinonychus individuals are about 3 meters long and weigh around 60 kilograms, roughly the size of a normal adult male. Some larger individuals can reach lengths of 3.5 meters and weigh 80 to 90 kilograms. Fragments of Deinonychus skulls suggest that dromaeosaurids could indeed grow to over four meters. Based on bite marks found on Tenontosaurus fossils, it is estimated that Deinonychus had a bite force of up to 8,000 newtons (204 kilograms).



Triceratops stands as a steadfast fortress in the world of dinosaurs. In the movies, its robust and bulky body is often utilized as a means of transportation or a riding tool. When it appears, its destined rival, the Tyrannosaurus rex, is frequently in its company. They engage in a life-and-death duel, witnessing whether the mightiest carnivorous dinosaur will prevail or if the massive herbivorous dinosaur’s horns will pierce the body of the T. rex. The electronic Triceratops models, with a length of 7-10 meters, are one of the most popular attractions for visitors in theme parks.

Triceratops is a highly renowned dinosaur, known for its massive head shield and three large horns. Triceratops is of colossal size, with an average length of 7 meters and a weight of 6 tons. The largest specimen, estimated from a single broken nasal bone, is thought to be around 8.5 meters long and nearly 11 tons in weight. Reconstruction images of all Triceratops depict them charging at enemies, using the large horns on their heads to fend off predators, a feat that scientists believe Triceratops couldn’t accomplish. Through impact experiments, scientists have found that the density of Triceratops’ skull bones is not strong enough to withstand the force generated during a charge, making the horns susceptible to breakage.



Do you remember the terrifying scene in the movie “Jurassic Park” where the characters encounter the Dilophosaurus? One seemingly beautiful Dilophosaurus attracts the driver’s attention with its movements (the fan-shaped skin on its neck), while another Dilophosaurus suddenly lunges from behind towards the driver. Subsequently, a group of Dilophosaurs rushes into the car to enjoy their meal together. We have produced dozens of different models of Dilophosaurus, diverting attention from many Velociraptor models.

Dilophosaurus is a dinosaur that lived in the early Jurassic period, with a length of about 6-7 meters and a slender body. They have two irregular-shaped crests on their heads (resembling chicken combs), similar to semi-elliptical or axe-shaped, hence the name. In the movie “Jurassic Park,” there is a venom-spitting dinosaur with a retractable fan-shaped sac on its neck, similar to the crests of the real Dilophosaurus. It can accurately spray venom from its mouth into the eyes of its prey, causing blindness or paralysis.



This dinosaur, with protruding ridges on its back resembling swords, has always been quite famous. They are the porcupines of the dinosaur world, and even carnivorous dinosaurs dare not easily provoke them. Once children see a model of a Stegosaurus, they are eager to touch the sword-like plates on its back to gather courage. In movies, even larger predators usually just look at them and quietly leave, as they are wary of the sword-like spikes on their backs and dare not bite them.

Stegosaurs were distributed in regions such as China, the United States, and the United Kingdom, living from the mid to late Jurassic to the early Cretaceous period. They were herbivorous animals. Stegosaurs had four sharp spikes on their tails, used for defense against enemies. When attacked by fierce carnivorous dinosaurs, Stegosaurs would turn around, positioning their tail (with the spikes) toward the enemy, scaring them away. If the opponent persisted in attacking, the Stegosaurus would also swing its tail, using the sword-like spikes to strike at the predator.



Brachiosaurus can be said to be one of the most famous long-necked dinosaurs. It has two notable movie scenes. The first is at the beginning of the movie “Jurassic Park,” where Dr. Grant and the protagonists are driving to the park’s open grasslands, and they see Brachiosaurus stretching its neck to feed on leaves. This scene is shocking for both the audience and the main characters. The second is at the end of the movie “Jurassic World,” where a group of Brachiosaurs is engulfed by the collapsing Isla Nublar. This scene is both astonishing and sorrowful, evoking emotions from both the audience and the protagonists. We typically create electronic animatronic Brachiosaurus models with lengths exceeding 15 meters.

Brachiosaurus lived in the Jurassic period and belonged to the sauropod group. Sauropods were mostly large and robust, often ranging from tens to over twenty meters in length and weighing several tens of tons. Brachiosaurus had a colossal size, with a length of up to 26 meters, a height of 12-16 meters, and a weight of about 30 tons. It is one of the most complete skeletons ever discovered and one of the largest and heaviest dinosaurs to have ever existed on Earth.



Allosaurus has always been quite popular in North America. It can be said that in the prehistoric era, North America was the home of Allosaurus. At that time, there might have been millions of Allosaurs living there. Large Allosaurus models with lengths exceeding 10 meters are frequently exhibited in North American theme parks, museums, shopping malls, children’s parks, and entertainment centers. In 2023, we have also produced dozens of animatronic Allosaurus models, primarily ordered by North American customers.

Allosaurus is one of the most famous large carnivorous dinosaurs, dominating the top of the food chain in the Late Jurassic terrestrial ecosystems, especially in North America. They were also among the most numerous and widely distributed predators of the Late Jurassic. Adult Allosaurs could grow up to 9 meters in length, and some variants could reach lengths of 12 meters. While not reaching the colossal size of a Tyrannosaurus rex, Allosaurus had better body proportions, more developed forelimbs, and enhanced muscular explosiveness.



Children are particularly interested in flying creatures, especially large flying creatures like Pterosaurs. Once these “fierce birds” appear above the crowd, children watch them attentively and exclaim in amazement. This year, we have produced more than 30 Pterosaur models, placing them in locations such as theme parks, playgrounds, entertainment centers, museums, educational venues, etc. We have even created Pterosaur-themed amusement facilities that allow children to interact and ride them.

Pterosaurs are extinct flying reptiles and vertebrates. Pterosaur fossils have been discovered in various regions of China, including Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, Liaoning, Hebei, Gansu, Sichuan, Shandong, Zhejiang, and other areas, as well as on all continents, including Antarctica. Pterosaurs lived from the Late Triassic to the Late Cretaceous, spanning almost the entire Mesozoic Era. Pterosaurs had large brain capacities, a well-developed visual system, and keen eyesight. They soared over the sea, living in oceans and lakes, with some feeding on fish and shrimp, while others consumed insects or fruits.



Ankylosaurus often appears in various dinosaur-themed movies, serving as a charging and ramming tool. Its heavy armor, powerful body, and unstoppable impact have fascinated people about its life. The first thing children want to do when they see an Ankylosaurus is to ride on it and touch its armor, as if by touching its armor, they can gain the power to protect themselves. During this period, we have manufactured many Ankylosaurus models and ride-on Ankylosaurus devices.

Ankylosaurus lived in the Late Cretaceous period. Its bony, studded body and clubbed tail provided formidable protection. Fossils of Ankylosaurus have been unearthed in Montana, belonging to the last extinct group of dinosaurs. The bony armor of Ankylosaurus was used to resist attacks from predators, but wearing such armor, especially the helmet, would be very hot. New research suggests that to stay cool, Ankylosaurus evolved a complex, vascularized, convoluted nasal passage to help regulate heat changes.



The Styracosaurus is a special type of dinosaur that European customers frequently order and enjoy. It is similar to the Triceratops but has distinct differences in the head. Despite being an herbivorous dinosaur, the Styracosaurus is known for its aggressive and combative temperament. Research indicates that Styracosaurus often engages in battles for mating rights and food, with the victor gaining access to both food and mating opportunities. In 2023, we sold dozens of Styracosaurus models to the European region.

Styracosaurus is a species within the Ceratopsidae family, living in the Late Cretaceous period (approximately 75 million years ago) and widely distributed in North America. It has a body length of about 5.5 meters and is a typical herbivorous dinosaur. Styracosaurus possesses a robust body and short, stout limbs, suggesting it might have lived in forests or thickets, moving through dense vegetation. Its teeth are small and interlocking, adapted for grinding leaves and other plants.

These are the top ten most popular animatronic dinosaurs in 2023. If you are interested, feel free to contact us for more details.


These are the top ten most popular animatronic dinosaurs in 2023. If you are interested, feel free to contact us for more details.