Di­nos prove a mon­ster draw

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GLASWEGIANS are go­ing dino-crazy for a ‘pre-his­toric’ ex­hi­bi­tion which has sold in ex­cess of 30,000 tick­ets– weeks be­fore it is due to ar­rive.

Briefs for the Juras­sic King­dom tour have even sold out for the first day on Au­gust 26, with or­gan­is­ers ex­pect­ing at least 50,000 vis­i­tors dur­ing the ex­hi­bi­tion’s run.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will come to Glas­gow Botanic Gar­dens next month and fea­ture 30 life-size pre­his­toric crea­tures.

The tour comes to the city for the first time and any­one at­tend­ing will be trans­ported back more than 65 mil­lion years where they will come face to face with a fear­some T-Rex, watch the Deinony­chus and Tenon­tosau- rus do bat­tle or meet the gen­tle but most def­i­nitely gi­ant 16-me­tre long Di­plodocus.

Naz Kabir, tour or­gan­is­ers Weli Cre­ative’s event and mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor, said: “This is the first time we have brought the Juras­sic King­dom tour to Scot­land and the re­sponse has been over­whelm­ing – Glas­gow clearly loves di­nosaurs.

“Juras­sic King­dom is about bring­ing to life one of the big­gest mys­ter­ies of his­tory, the di­nosaurs, and with fun, ad­ven­ture, ex­cite­ment and ed­u­ca­tion thrown in, the tour of­fers some­thing for all.

“In ad­di­tion to in­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies, we look for­ward to wel­com­ing a great num­ber of school and nurs­ery groups, and we would en­cour­age any­one wish­ing to at­tend to book as soon as pos­si­ble to avoid dis­ap­point­ment.”

The di­nosaurs on the tour come with snarling jaws, mov­ing eyes, sway­ing tails and roar­ing sound ef­fects to make for an ex­hil­a­rat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Vis­i­tors will fol­low the trail around the leafy Botan­ics and en­counter the gi­ant di­nosaurs as part of a walk- ing tour which lasts around 60 min­utes.

Other ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude an ex­ca­va­tion scene where younger chil­dren can get hands on and dig to un­earth a T-Rex fos­sil, im­mer­sive vir­tual re­al­ity head­sets of­fer­ing a range of dig­i­tal di­nosaur ex­pe­ri­ences and plenty of photo op­por­tu­ni­ties for those all-im­por­tant Spinosaurus self­ies.

The event runs from Au­gust 26 un­til Septem­ber 10 daily from 10am to 6pm with last en­try at 5pm. Tick­ets are on sale at www.juras­sick­ing­dom.uk

The di­nosaurs are prov­ing to be a huge at­trac­tion

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