Dinosaurs in the Wild to roar its way into the NEC - The Solihull Observer

Dinosaurs in the Wild to roar its way into the NEC

Solihull Editorial 16th Jun, 2017   0

A SHOW 67 millions years in the making will be roaring into the NEC later this month.

Dinosaurs in the Wild is a live action dinosaur experience – combining theatre, theme park fun and the latest scientific research.

The multi-million-pound attraction heralds the dawn of a new era for the NEC as it will be the first long-stay show the venue has hosted – taking up residence for over nine weeks.

Producer Jill Bryant said: “We were keen to create something new that raised the bar for live action experiences.

“We are confident Dinosaurs in the Wild will do just that and we are equally confident that the NEC will be a fantastic launch venue.

“We encourage everyone in this wonderful city and its surrounding regions to come to the NEC to enjoy a dinosaur experience of unparalleled reality and truly encounter these animals in ways they have never seen before.”

Jill also headed up the development and launch of the arena show Walking with Dinosaurs, which attracted eight million visitors worldwide.

The dinosaur show will offer a mix of live sets, computer-generated imagery and animatronics to create a believable prehistoric world – as visitors experience what the world was like under the realm of dinosaurs during the Cretaceous period.

The 70-minute adventure will transport visitors back 67 million years ago to Chronotex Enterprises’ scientific research station, TimeBase 67.

Nine dinosaurs will feature in the experience, including the terrifying Tyrannosaurus Rex, the iconic Triceratops, the gigantic Alamosaurus and the club-tailed Ankylosaurus.

Creative director Tim Haines, who also produced BBC TV series Walking with Dinosaurs, said: “Dinosaurs were not as lizard like as once thought.

“Following the latest scientific research revelations, it is believed they would have would have sported everything from spines, quills and even elegant flight feathers – even the Tyrannosaurus could have had a shaggy mane.

“Dinosaurs in the Wild will be the first time the public has seen realistic representations of these animals since these discoveries were made, so it really is a world first opportunity.”

Kathryn James, managing director of the NEC Group Conventions and Exhibitions said: “We are thrilled to be hosting this incredible show and we are really excited that the NEC was chosen as its global launch venue.

“It is brilliant for the people of the West Midlands to be able to experience Dinosaurs in the Wild before anyone else in the world and the thought of stepping out into a land of virtual reality is certainly an exciting one – I can’t wait.”


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