The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce held the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, March 27 to not only elect new board members but to start a discussion on the fate of the World's Largest Dinosaur.
"They were actually quite varied. I think lots want to see the existing World's Largest Dinosaur stay as long as possible, but there was also a lot of excitement and talk about a possible new experience and what that might entail. Certainly, there was no shortage of ideas out there," explained Heather Bitz, the Executive Director of the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce (DDCC).
There were many new ideas that were brought to the table and attendee Doug Lubinski shared his thoughts on what should be the next step.
"Our group at our table came up with the area for the next World's Largest Dinosaur, it would be the area behind the old McLean's buildings and on the hills where the fireworks are set off right now. In that area you've got hotel space out there, you've got restaurants out there and you're close enough to the downtown still."
Other groups brought new attraction ideas to the table.
"So our table's idea was to remove some area from downtown and build a large dome. In this dome, you would have a dinosaur that you could go up in but you could also zip line down. There could be a bit of a water park, some coffee shops, maybe a brewery, a casino and then there would be a virtual reality, so we are basically bringing Jurassic Park alive in this little dome," explained attendee Jennifer Danielsen.
The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce will be taking all of the ideas from the night into consideration and seeing where to go from there.