Thursday, 20 December 2007

Westworld meets Jurassic Park this time for REAL!

Some of you have probably seen the 1973 film Westworld where there is an amusement park for rich vacationers and the park provides its customers a way to live out their fantasies through the use of robots, However, after a computer breakdown, they find the robots can't be shut down and start killing the guests.

And I'm sure most of you have seen the 1993 film Jurassic Park where Scientists clone dinosaurs to populate a theme park which then suffers a major security breakdown and the dinosaurs are released to make Dino dinner out of the parks visitors.

Well incredibly both of these concepts are going to put together in a REAL Theme Park called 'Restless Planet' that is Due to open in Dubai in spring 2008.
The $1 billion park is a 500,000 square foot recreation of our planet at a time when dinosaurs roamed and is complete with giant, animatronic robotic dinosaurs.
There will be more than 100 animatronic dinosaurs, like the T-Rex, the Velociraptors, and more gentle plant eaters like Triceratops and the gigantic Brontosaurus.”
Restless Planet offers the world’s ultimate theme ride back into the mists of time – through the state-of-the-art electronics of today.
The animatronic dinosaurs have been created by combining the latest scientific research and cutting edge design the Dino's will contain embedded potentiometers and motion sensors etc, apparently allowing the reptilian re-creations to follow visitors with their eyes, track specific colors of clothing, regulate their own movements, and even lunge at viewers.

Well lets just hope that the Real life Restless Planet does not meet the same fate of the fictional Westworld and Jurassic Park or a malfunctioning robotic T-Rex could start making Dino dinner of the real life visiters.
One thing is for sure the The Restless Planet dinosaur theme will be a giant step forward in Dubai's plans to be the top of the World's tourist destinations.