Time Travel Toaster Prize Guide: Prehistoric Era, Prize 6 Dinosaur Lake

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Hang onto your toasters my friends because we’re going flying through space and time!  The latest event in TSTO has us going wayyy back in time to when Dinosaurs roamed the earth, Pharaohs were building pyramids & Pirates hobbled around on their peg legs!

This Event is broken up into 3 Eras, with each Era containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Act.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the first Era, Prehistoric, you’re tasked with collecting Fossils () to unlock each prize!

The sixth Prehistoric Era Prize awarded at 60,800 is the Dinosaur Lake, because mmm brontosaurus burgers…

So let’s take a closer look at this sixth prize and just what happens when you unlock it in your Springfield…

Once you’ve collected 60,800 you’ll automatically be awarded the lake and you’ll see this message popup:

And you’ll have the option to place the Dinosaur Lake in your Springfield or store it in your inventory for later.  Remember if you store it you’ll have to go into your inventory to retrieve it (and you won’t get Tachyon credit until you’ve placed it)

It does come with a little bit of dialogue when placed:

Homer: Look, it’s Nessie!
Lisa: Dad, that’s a brontosaurus: a genus of the sauropoda.  And don’t say “mmm…brontosaurs burgers…”
Homer: I wasn’t even gonna!

That’s it.  Just place and move on…

And here are the quick details:

Size: 10×13
Tachyons When Placed: 973  (Remember you have to PLACE it in your Springfield to get the Tachyon credit.  You won’t get credit if you store it in your Inventory and never place it…after placed and Tachyons are paid out you can store it without consequence)
Earns: Nada for now.  Just a decoration..but who knows.  I’m sure one day EA will bring it back as a premium item and throw a bonus % on it…
Tree-Hugging +100
Other Info: Can be placed on the grass/beach/dirt
Animation: Animated when tapped, Brontosaurs dips his head in the water for a drink

And there you have it, the details behind the Dinosaur Lake, the sixth Prehistoric Prize

What’s Next?

Moe’s Cavern (and Caveman Moe..NOT a skin, full character)- Awarded at 79,900.  This will be the next prize we break down in the prize guide post.

What are your thoughts on Dinosaur Lake? Have you unlocked it yet? Where have you placed it in your Springfield?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!


61 responses to “Time Travel Toaster Prize Guide: Prehistoric Era, Prize 6 Dinosaur Lake

  1. Josephine Kick@$$

    This is one of my favorite prizes, the animation makes me smile 😊


  2. All that’s missing is the flume ride boats (yeah, where’s my Jurrasic Park Ride? We need one in Krustyland) 😅


  3. I feel like some events like Secret Agents had too many premium characters that got event currency so many of us finished days before the end. This one only had two – and they are two characters i do not plan on purchasing. As a result I probably will not get Moe’s Cavern despite logging in every four hours. Not too disappointed but still feels like EA over corrected this event.

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  4. I unlocked Lake Dinosaur yesterday and I placed it next to a river


  5. Is it just me, or is it a lot harder to unlock each item for this event? I play the same amount every day and usually I have two days left each time after getting all of the unlocks. I’m still 4,000 away from The Lake! Did EA elevate the difficulty levels to encourage more spending on donuts?

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    • I think it’s just you. I finished the “prize” lines a long time ago. In fact- I would say that this is one of the easiest events I can remember.


      • I’ve seen people saying that, but this is the first time in four years of playing this game that I won’t get all the prizes. I just don’t get it. I see a lot of people having the same complaint as I have.


        • I won;t get them all either…but know where I “failed.” I’ve actually had a pretty full life this past couple of weeks, and can’t log on every 4 hours. Oh well…Not sure I want most of this stuff in my town. It is so NOT my “real Springfield.” I almost wish EA would allow us to have a place like Krustyland…that is just for all of the silly, non-cannon stuff that they are adding lately. Yes. I know it was based on an episode. But, please tell me where in the heck a Brontosaurus is sitting in any rendition of the town of Springfield???

          Rant over.


          • My head canon is that it’s an animatronic display somewhere. It’s currently by my tar pits, but could also go with a few of the museums, or the film studios, and maybe the mini golf course. I’ve used the film studios and mini golf course to fit a multitude of weird stuff into my town.


          • The best idea I’ve seen is using it all as displays behind the Natural History Museum…one of my neighbors did a great job with the back area fenced in (like the Pin Pals) and all the “displays” roped off with paths running between them. For my town ..all the critters go to a new and improved Moe’s Zoo.


        • I’m in the same boat as you Troy and it seems most other players are as well. I find it annoying when people who play day and night and spend a lot of donuts to get through the prizes 4-5 days early telling us how easy it was and it is just us few having trouble. If you read through the comments it’s seem most players are having the same trouble we are.


        • Ditto here. I can’t remember how long I’ve been playing (but I have the Mapple Store, so probably 4-5 years), and will be close… but probably won’t score Moe’s Cavern.

          Whereas nearly every other event, I’ll get 4-5 rounds of bonuts, minimum.


      • Check the comments again sillyboy. There’s more players than ever saying they are nowhere near finished the prizes. This is the first event in years I won’t get the last prize. Only a small handful of hardcore players like yourself are saying it was easy.


      • Not that easy for what I call the ” average player “. I finished last night but did buy Boobs 3 or 4 days into the event.
        I think EA have got it just about right, with those playing with only freemium characters & 4 times a day gaining most if not all of the prizes.


      • Um no. I play often and I am also afraid I won’t get everything.


    • I think it is much harder. First time I won’t get everything as I haven’t even got the lake yet and its touch and go for the last successful excavations prize too. But I haven’t been bothered to look for dinosaurs across a massive Springfield very often which is probably why!


    • Always a hard road without the premiums bringing in extra currency. My buying advice is simple…characters, characters, characters.
      If you can save up 100 donuts (not an easy task without KEMs) and hold on to them till an event starts, you will be able to pick up the character(s) that help bring in currency. Without them, tapping will definitely be a chore and finishing the prize track will take at least 4 times tapping per day. Wish I could offer an “insider’s short-cut”, but there just isn’t one.


    • It’s not just you. I help my son play his account and don’t think he’ll get caveman moe. He can only earn 10 shovels at a time and some days doesn’t tap every 4 hours 4-5 times in a day. Clearing the dinosaurs is key and if you don’t clear them often enough, you’ll fall behind quickly. His account doesn’t have the donuts to spend for items that would help, so it is harder for his account than mine with more premium items and characters helping.


    • I was wondering the same thing troy. I log in 3 or 4 times a day and I’m a ways off from the dino lake.


  6. Lake is one of my favorite prizes for this event. The scale of lake and brontosaurus are very well scaled. Love!

    Moe’s Cavern is also really nice!
    Both IMO

    And as always,
    Thank you Alissa for all the fabulous work you do here!!!


  7. Just got Caveman Moe. Did the math, with my tapping pattern had to buy the gravedigger to make it happen. Homer lizard is such a disappointment-also just got it. It’s very challenging to find it in my town, it’s miniscule🦎makes this guy look like Godzilla. Liking this event but would like to see better crafting awards. Good to see Patric here. Thank you to all of you for the fantastic job you do connecting the tapping community and keeping us informed!


  8. Hm, so others are having problems with this event, too… I set timers to collect shovels ever 4 hours and got Baby T-Rex yesterday, but I still need 9k to get Caveman Moe. Might just as well give up and save the shovels for Act 2, I guess… reducing the rewards was a bad move and punishing the wrong ones for sure.


    • I’m hoping EA will be aware and make adjustments for Act 2 and beyond. Don’t understand why they made the adjustment to make it so hard. It will discourage many. 😕


  9. My husband just got the dinosaur lake today – what’s his chances of getting caveman Moe before the act ends?


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