Review: Walking with Dinosaur – The Live Experience

Media Invite

When I reached the venue I was surprised that there were many in the audience who were there without kids in tow ie grown ups. I would have thought this production would appeal to kids and young family. I was so WRONG! From the get-go, I knew the reason why. Based in the BBC’s Walking with Dinosaur series with the content is like what you will see from watching National Geographic, reliving the time from the start Pangaea till the extinction of dinosaurs. Totally informative and brought to live with 18 life size dinosaurs with the small and agile ones like
Liliensternus and Utahraptor, fully-armoured Ankylosaurus and Stegosaurus to the huge and scary ones like the T Rex and the tame ones like Brachiosaurus.


Amazingly real that for the entire duration of the show, yours truly who has walked on Earth for more than 4 decades believed that dinosaurs still roamed the Earth. I was constantly bombarded with questions by my middle two kids….. How did they make the dinosaurs moved, is there a human inside the dinosaurs moving them ? Frankly I have no idea (except for the smaller dinosaurs where we can see there is a man inside), the rest of them especially the gigantic ones, i will put it as an engineering genius, puppetry at its best and perhaps don’t try to hard figuring it out and just enjoy the live experience.


I have not watch the BBC Walking with Dinosaurs series (it’s next on my to do list). The paleontologist /storyteller spend the entire 1 hour 40 min (20 minutes intermission) explaining to the audience the evolution  of dinosaurs from the very beginning, Pangaea and they even illustrated how the 7 continents that we have today came about. I would say the content is  more suitable for lower primary kids onwards. That said even though my preschoolers couldn’t really appreciate the contents fully, they totally enjoyed all the sequences when the dinosaurs appeared in, predator, herbivores, defending their turf and was tickled to their funny bones when the paleontologist examined dinosaur’s dung!
We were treated to different types of dinosaurs – a total of 9 species, I didn’t keep count but there is 18 life size dinosaurs throughout the live experience. Not to be missed are the backdrop which changes from
splitting of the earth’s continents to arid desert of the Triassic period, to the lush greenery , volcano eruption, forest fires and ultimately the comet that ended it all.

I was in awe how real the dinosaur were done up that the entire production cost over USD 20million and over 1 year to build. This is one show not to be missed and I have to live till this old to watch these “real” dinosaurs right before my very eyes.
This is one live experience that every one should not miss. Those who watched the BBC’s Walking with Dinosaurs show, those who love National Geographic, kids who love dinosaurs and for all the rest of us how is it like if dinosaurs still roam the Earth and see it with our very own eyes.

These are some stills from the opening show on 29 August showing the 9 different species in the live experiences. For some of the video highlights, you can view my IG stories but as always , if you are planning to catch the live experience and be awe for the very first time, skip the videos!


Liliensternus
Plateosaurus
Stegosaurus
Allosaurus and Brachiosaurus

Brachiosaurus

Brachiosaurus
Utahraptor
Torosaurus
Ankylosaurus
The finale battle – 4 dinosaurs on 1 stage!

A tender moment captured between daddy T-Rex and baby T-Rex
the fearsome roar that rang throughout the entire Singapore Indoor Stadium
Thank you for the invitations, Sliding Door entertainment.

Pre-event blog

After a fantastic month of July , August has beckons with no less fanfare with 18 big life size dinosaurs roaming right here in Singapore Indoor Stadium! This is one for all the dinosaur lovers, and I have 2 at home! The dinosaurs are so real , I suspect for the entire duration of the show adults and kids alike will believe that dinosaurs are still roaming on earth!

Walking With Dinosaurs opened its World Tour in the UK in July 2018 and has embarked on an international tour, taking over arenas across Europe, and now heading into Asia with a stopover in Singapore. The $20 million production features updated, state of the art technology, underlining its position as the biggest and best dinosaur show in the world.

This updated production will showcase spectacular and colourful changes to the dinosaurs based on the latest scientific research including the likely feathering of some species. The one-hour, 40-minute show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution with almost cinematic realism. Walking With Dinosaurs – The Live Experience has scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators.

Nine species are represented from the entire 200-million-year reign of the dinosaurs. The show includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the terror of the ancient terrain, as well as the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period and Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the Cretaceous period. The largest of them, the Brachiosaurus, is 11 meters tall and 17 meters from nose to tail. It took a team of 50 – including engineers, fabricators, skin makers, artists, painters and animatronic experts – a year to build the production.

The history of the world is played out with the splitting of the earth’s continents, and the transition from the arid desert of the Triassic period is given over to the lush green prairies and forces of the later Jurassic. Oceans form, volcanoes erupt, a forest catches fire – all leading to the impact of the massive comet, which struck the earth, and forced the extinction of the dinosaurs.h

https://mediabank.sportshub.com.sg/documents/EDM-library/WWD2019/30s_WWD_TVC_HIRES_NEW+EF.mp4

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – THE LIVE EXPERIENCE

Season:                 From 29 August 2019

Venue:                   Singapore Indoor Stadium

PERFORMANCE TIMES:             
Tuesday – Friday:     7:00pm
Saturday – Sunday    10:30am, 2:30pm and 6:30pm

TICKET PRICE:                         
From $78
Excludes the booking fee of SGD$4 per ticket

BOOKINGS:              
INTERNET:
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