Dinosaurs on the loose in Dubai
There are dinosaurs roaming around, and Chris Pratt isn’t around to save us.
There have been reports of dinosaur sightings in the UAE, in fact, some people even thought they were real for a second.
Like this taxi driver caught on camera on Facebook:
Dinosaurs in Dubai! #mydubai
Again in taxi, taxi driver was scared he was keep asking me: ” Are they real mam?”
Posted by Bojana Vučić on Saturday, 12 September 2015
But luckily, there are no Jurassic World-esque enclosure issues in Dubai.
No, the dinos you’ve seen rolling around are the new additions to the Lost Valley’s Dinosaur Adventure Zone at the IMG Worlds of Adventure theme park, which will open in 2016 in City of Arabia, Dubailand.
It will be the largest temperature-controlled indoor entertainment park in the world.
A Japanese animatronics company named Kokoro has been collaborating with IMG to help produce the dinos for the theme park – some of which, like the 15.5m tall Barosaurus, take up to five years to create.
“The installation of the 69 dinosaurs in Lost Valley marks one of the final stages of completion for the world’s largest multi-brand indoor theme park,” said IMG.
“Kokoro has used hydraulics to replicate their unique movements, their scales have been hand-sculpted by specialist artists while a thin covering layer of silicone gives their skin a shiny, life-like appearance, similar to modern day living reptiles.”
The Lost Valley will take park-goers back in time to the prehistoric era, where the dinosaurs can be watched in their natural habitat, and can be observed replicating their calls, or feasting on prey.
Aside from the dinos, the Lost Valley will contain a ‘mega launch coaster’ known as ‘The Velociraptor’, containing four loops, with the highest standing at 105ft high, propelling thrill-seekers from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 2.5 seconds.
The entire park, spanning an area of over 1.5 million square feet will also contain attractions based on Marvel and Cartoon Network.