Carnival of Chaos is the 27th episode of Dinosaur King, in Series 1.
The Alpha Gang has run out of money, again (actually, they never recovered from any previous time), and they can't buy any food. Seth comes up with the idea to put their many dinosaurs (that they didn't have in any previous episode and don't have in any later one) to work to raise money.
The next thing you know, an old amusement park near the D-Team's home town reopens and it now has a dinosaur theme. Zoe brings Max, Rex, and Dr. and Mrs. Taylor to the park in an attempt to remind Spike that today is his wedding anniversary, as that amusement park is where he'd proposed (she found out from Aki earlier that day).
As soon as they arrive, the boys (including Spike) completely forget that there is any important reason they came to the park other than to have fun. However, while ridding a roller coaster, Spike gets a glimpse of the ferris wheel where he proposed to Aki, and realizes with horror what today is, that he completely forgot, and that he has no present!
Around then, Seth tells Dr. Z that because the dinosaurs haven't eaten in a long time, their Alpha Controllers are losing their influence and may soon begin to fail, letting the starved and confused dinos loose in the amusement park. Ursula, Zander, and Ed are dispatched to keep the dinos' thought off of food for as long as possible, without much success (as it turns out, Daspletosaurus don't like the taste of wooden signs with pictures of what vaguely resembles french toast on them).
One by one, Alpha Controllers begin to fail on all the dinosaurs throughout the park! A Styracosaurus tries to attack Aki and Rex, but Spike uses his lasso/whip to knock off the control device, and the dinosaur goes back into its card, which is retrieved by an Alpha Droid, making Aki think it was only a hologram. With their Dino Holders being repaired by Reese back at the D-Lab, the D-Team have their dinosaurs run around in their chibi forms, knocking off the control devices of most dinosaurs.
When Reese sees the dinosaur signals on the revamped Dino Holders, she drops them off to the D-Team via plane. Chomp, Ace, and Paris are summoned into their full-sized forms to finish off the last loose dinos. Then Rod and Laura arrive and summon Terry and Spiny, and another dino fight ensues, but is cut short by the return of Helga with the groceries she bought with the money the Alpha Gang had made while the park was still running. Rod and Laura escape back to Zeta Point (floating right offshore) and toss their Alpha Scanners to the A-Team, who, entirely unprepared, are defeated in seconds. As Zeta Point floats away, the A-Team jumps on a rocket to fly after the island, but the side of the rocket reads "Danger . . . Highly Explosive . . . Fireworks" (the Japanese symbols are removed in the dub).
After the fireworks explode, Spike plays on his harmonica to Aki the same tune he played when he proposed, as the amusement park is gradually replaced with the Dinosaur World backdrop (in later episodes, Aki has no memories of Dinosaur World, so it may only have been for dramatic effect for the audience's sake).
D-Team vs. Acrocanthosaurus/Suchomimus/AltirhinusEdit
D-Team vs Rod/LauraEdit
Ace tries to get Spiny with Cyclone, who dodges it again. Paris tries using Stomping Hammer on Terry, smacking him a few times with her tail, but Terry kicks her back before the Move could be completed.
Rod/Laura leave, A-Team takes over
D-Team vs. Alpha GangEdit
After Rod and Laura retreat, they hand off their Alpha Scanners to the Alpha trio, who don't even realize a battle has been going on.
(the A-Team is trying to appease Daspletosaurus with a sign board picturing food in lieu of actual food)
-Ursula: "Ta-a-ake it easy there, big guy, we're going to have plenty of food for you in just a little while. For now, look at this picture, and…'visualize'."
-Zander: "What's that supposed to be, french toast?"
-Ed: "Daspletosaurus is a carnivore, you know."
-Ursula: "Well too bad, I don't have a sign for meat."
(wood chips fall from above, and the A-Team looks to see that Daspletosaurus has taken a bite of the sign; they scream and run, and Daspletosaurus hops over its 3-foot-high fence to chase them)
(all the dinosaurs' control devices have failed)
-Zander: "What now? They're all completely out of control!"
-Ed: "They need food. Should I go get some popcorn?"
-Ursula: "I think we should reach deep inside and do what we always do when the going gets tough.—Run for our lives!!"
-Zander & Ed: "Good idea! Wait up!"
- Blazing Spin Attack move card (mentioned, not used)
- Many of the dinosaurs that appear in this episode have different roars than they do in their other episodes, while in the original dub they still keep all their original roars.
- In the menagerie of dinosaurs returning to their cards, two different Ankylosaurus are seen, as well as there being two Carcharodontosaurus turning a ride.
- A Grass Move Card is mistakenly shown when Zoe uses Stomping Hammer: it's a Normal Move.
- During its rerun, this episode was dedicated to Maddie Blaustein.
- This episode has several of the biggest plot holes in the series: 1) how the Alpha Gang in the first place had doubles of dinosaurs the D-Team had previously captured, 2) why the D-Team wasn't surprised by this fact, and 3) why the D-Team never rescued or tried rescuing these dinosaurs, instead letting the Alpha Droids gather all of the falling cards, even when the cards were right in front of them.