ICE AGE CREA­TURES COM­ING TO CROWN

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - LIFESTYLE -

DINOSAURS have be­come a big part of Keith Brown’s life dur­ing the past six years.

The Show­time At­trac­tions pro­ducer, re­spon­si­ble for Santa’s Mag­i­cal King­dom at Crown Pyra­mid in De­cem­ber and re­turn­ing in 2017, will be back at the venue next month with in­ter­ac­tive walk-through event Juras­sic Crea­tures, fea­tur­ing Pre­his­toric Crea­tures of the Ice.

“I wasn’t a big di­nosaur fan but I’ve be­come a big di­nosaur fan while work­ing on this,” Brown said.

“We’ve de­vel­oped our big­gest di­nosaur ever, an 8x20m di­nosaur for this show alone.

“We talked to a lot of peo­ple and palaeon­tol­o­gists to get the right in­for­ma­tion.

“I think that’s the fas­ci­na­tion with dinosaurs in that our knowl­edge about them grows ev­ery year; we keep find­ing some­thing new.”

Brown said the event, which fea­tures an­i­ma­tronic dinosaurs and pre­his­toric crea­tures of the ice, also had The Flint­stones live stage show.

“It’s a new show be­ing writ­ten for Perth with Fred Flint­stone, Bar­ney Rub­ble and Dino and we’re hop­ing we’ll get a visit from Wilma and Betty if they de­cide to stop shop­ping,” he said.

“We chose The Flint­stones be­cause it’s not just a chil­dren’s show; some­times you see the grand­pas walk­ing through the door and won­der who is the one re­ally com­ing to the show.”

The event will also have fos­sil dis­plays, di­nosaur art and craft, plus younger visi­tors can be­come a palaeon­tol­o­gist, wear­ing a sci­ence jacket and glasses to chip away with a ham­mer at an egg to find a di­nosaur they can take home.

“The days have gone where you just go to an ex­hi­bi­tion, pay a ticket price and are ex­pected to walk through for 20 min­utes and say good­bye,” Brown said.

Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group has 12 fam­ily passes to give away to Juras­sic Crea­tures. En­ter at www.com­mu­ni­tynews.com.au by 10am on March 10.

Tanya MacNaughton

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d465418

Pro­ducer Keith Brown of Juras­sic Crea­tures, which fea­tures an­i­ma­tronic dinosaurs and pre­his­toric crea­tures of the ice.

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