When an Animatronic Dinosaur Frightened Timo Werner at Universal Studios in Orlando, Video

When an Animatronic Dinosaur Frightened Timo Werner at Universal Studios in Orlando, Video

Byron Pillay
updated at November 28, 2023 at 8:44 AM
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  • Timo Werner got quite a fright when he was petting an animatronic dinosaur at Universal Studios
  • Werner was a Chelsea player at the time and in the USA during a preseason tour with the team
  • Christian Pulisic was spotted laughing at Werner after the German striker was scared by the dino

Timo Werner’s walk on the wild side will be one he won’t forget.

The German striker had quite the experience when he visited Universal Studios in Orlando, as he got up close and personal with the dinosaurs.

Timo Werner petting a dinosaur at Universal Studios in Orlando.
Timo Werner got the fright of his life while petting a dinosaur. Image: Darren Walsh/ Jan Woitas.
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As noted by The National News, Werner visited the Jurassic Park-themed attraction while he was still a Chelsea player. The Blues were in the USA for preseason training in 2022 at the time.

Timo Werner, Christian Pulisic, Ben Chilwell, and Marcus Bettinelli were spotted checking out the animatronic dinosaurs, with hilarious consequences for the German.

What happened to Werner?

Video footage from the day showed the now RB Leipzig attacker was touching one of the dinosaurs on exhibit when it moved. The striker jumped back in fright, seemingly unaware that the dinosaur was animatronic.

Pulisic could be seen laughing at his teammate while Werner wagged his finger at the cheeky dinosaur.

Universal Studio’s Jurassic Park experience

While they were having a bit of a break before preseason fixtures, Werner and his teammates got to experience the exciting world of Jurassic Park.

As noted by The Park Prodigy, fans can visit a real-life version of the park based on the books and films.

Filled with life-like animatronic dinosaurs and rides, there’s no reason to fear the dinosaurs attacking you. Someone should have told Werner that, though.

Leipzig willing to sell Werner

Meanwhile, Werner could return to the Premier League soon, with RB Leipzig ready to do away with him in the January transfer window.

The German left Chelsea just before the start of last season to return home after a failed stint in West London, Sports Brief reported.

Werner joined the Blues in the English Premier League in 2020 after scoring over 70 league goals in four years in the Bundesliga.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.