Walking with Dinosaurs the Arena Spectacular is a live show based on the award-winning BBC TV series. In the arena show, 20 life-sized dinosaurs come to life and dazzle audiences. The dinosaurs are part puppets and part machines, but all amazing.
While viewers will see remainders that these massive creatures are fabricated in a shop and not in nature—and it’s doubtful that during the Jurassic period any of them roamed inside mid-sized sports arenas—this is the closest we’ll ever come to seeing real dinosaurs.
As mentioned earlier, these dinosaurs are life-sized—no guy in a cheesy mascot suit for this production. For example, the Brachiosaurus is 36 feet tall and 56 feet long from the tip of its nose to the tip of its tail.
The arena show is both educational and entertaining. It’s part documentary and part dinosaurs on ice (only there’s no ice). With Walking with Dinosaurs tickets you’ll see dinosaurs move, interact, and best of all, fight.
Walking with Dinosaurs is suitable for the entire family.
A human narrator walks among the gigantic brutes explaining their behaviors and detailing how scientists know so much about animals that went extinct 66 million years ago.
The dinosaurs roar and do so quite impressively. One of the best parts of the production is its sound design. The show’s score was composed by James Brett.
Broadway veteran Scott Faris directed Walking with Dinosaurs. The creatures were designed and built by Sonny Tilders.
Walking with Dinosaurs the Arena Spectacular debuted in Australia in 2007. It was an instant hit. It played to more than 300,000 amateur paleontologists in just five cities.
The show washed up on American shores in mid-2007 and stayed for three years. Walking with Dinosaur entertained and educated more than 4 million attendees. Its sauropod -sized North American tour played more than 1,000 shows in 144 cities.
When all the dates on its global itinerary finally became extinct, Walking with Dinosaurs had been seen by more than eight million people in 217 cities.
Walking with Dinosaurs the Arena Spectacular returned to the United States in 2014.