The current global economic crunch has not hindered organizers of the world-famous “Dinos Alive World Tour” to bring its theme park to Manila for the holiday season.
The theme park officially opens today at a 12,000-square meter area of Block 5 of SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. It houses 31 robotic dinosaurs that date back to the Cretaceous and Jurassic era.
It is being operated by MAX entertainment, which is a subsidiary of Total Sports Asia Ltd.
James White, MAX vice president for sales and marketing, said they spent USD 2 million to put up the park as well as its promotion.
He expressed confidence that their investment here will not be wasted, citing their previous success in other Asian capitals like Bangkok, Thailand, and Jakarta, Indonesia.
Putting up of the park in time for the holiday season is the first time for the operators, and White said they are hopeful that it will entice more families to visit the park.
He also noted the “possibility that we could extend to offer the facilities for a week just like in other countries and we are banking on Filipinos’ love to go out and visit places like this.”
“It is a worthwhile Christmas treat, with lots of things going on for one destination, giving you the best of edutainment -– education and entertainment,” he added.
“Dinos Alive World Tour” is open to public from Nov. 28, 2008 to Jan. 11, 2009.
Aside from the interactive dinosaurs, park visitors will also be treated to free entertainments like computer games, movies, a train ride and a feel of how exciting a life of an archeologist is through a Fossil Dig adventure.