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Author Topic: Jurassic Park: For Real  (Read 3107 times)

Ralf Maximus

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Jurassic Park: For Real
« on: December 19, 2007, 08:39:49 PM »
Well, sort of.  If you like robots.

http://www.slashfilm...llion-jurassic-park/

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Scheduled to open in 2008 for a cost of $1.1 billion, the Restless Planet theme park in Dubai will feature 500,000 square feet of recreated prehistoric landscape, inhabited by 109 robotic dinosaurs representing more than 40 species.

And it's not silly Rainforest Cafe stuff: these machines are designed by Kokoro Company of Japan, makers of museum-quality animatronics such as those found in the Natural History Museum of London.  One T-Rex is programmed to track people in the crowd wearing red -- as prey.

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To insure accuracy -- because what could be more accurate than mixing together 40 different species representing 500 million years of evolution -- Palaeontologist Jack Horner has been consulting on the project, as well as the production team from the BBS's Walking with Dinosaurs series.

And if dinosaurs aren't your thing, it has a monorail too.

The only thing it's missing: an audioanimatronic Michael Chrichton being eaten by a T-Rex.

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Re: Jurassic Park: For Real
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2007, 10:50:24 AM »
One T-Rex is programmed to track people in the crowd wearing red -- as prey.
:huh: :huh:
Now that's what i call crazy!
I think this is something worth seing live!

Ok, now all i need to go to dubai is to find an oil well under my bed!

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Re: Jurassic Park: For Real
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2007, 07:38:52 PM »
Gonna have to check that out!
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