Ever since Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" hit cinemas some two decades ago, people have been wondering if and when a dinosaur theme park could be come a reality. Based on the ambitious plans of Japanese company, the existence of a dinosaur theme park could indeed become a reality sooner rather than later.
apanese company ON-ART Corp. recently unveiled its plans to build a massive dinosaur theme park - deemed the "Dino-a-Park" - which will come complete with enormous dinosaur animatronics. The brainchild of ON-ART Corp. CEO Kazuya Kanemaru, the theme park is said to be a cross between the new hit HBO TV series "Westworld" and "Jurassic Park".
As part of the unveiling of its plans, ON-ART Corp. revealed an enormous human-controlled Tyrannosaurus Rex at a Tokyo hotel, showcasing the robot's ability to convincingly roar and "attack" people. A number of other dinosaurs, such as the Allosaurus and Raptor, were also demonstrated - one of which even "attacked" Mr. Kanemaru when he took to the stage.
After his "attack", Mr Kanemaru stated that his dream is to create a "Dino-a-Park" in which visitors could witness and interact with dinosaurs first-hand.
"The fact that we have been creating living things, the desire we have had to want to truly experience dinosaurs, and living things, to draw that out, these are things that spurred us on.
We are striving to create dinosaurs that make people feel as though they are invisible, through how real the dinosaur's breathing and movements are."
Weighing approximately 38 kilograms and standing at almost eight metres in height, the dinosaurs were created using state-of-the-art carbon fiber materials, all of which helped make the dinosaurs look more rugged and realistic.
The event didn't reveal exactly when the "Dino-a-Park" will open, but it did reveal that there are 12 dinosaurs currently in operation for various events across Japan.