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DARE TO DISCOVER DINOSAURS AFTER DARK

As part of the Spooky Spectacular and Halloween festival at West Midland Safari Park, seeing dinosaurs in the dark is one of the new attractions for Spooky 2015.

Not for the faint-hearted, but gloriously good fun for those that enjoy the tricks and treats of this extra eerie season, it is more a case of coming face to face with 38 life size moving and breathing dinosaurs, than things that go bump in the night.

"Land of the Living Dinosaurs" is the UK's largest animatronic dinosaur attraction that opened this year costing £2.5m. It is a walking trail that is lavishly planted and themed with pools, fossils, volcanic vent and a geyser that intensifies the whole experience.

The entrance to the exhibit is in the Parks' Discovery Trail and from the first moment of glimpsing the skeletal remains of a mighty T-Rex, the scene is set for an extraordinary journey through the reign of the dinosaur. It plays with the senses and gives the feeling of walking amongst live beasts that roamed the Earth millions of years ago.

After dark the entire atmosphere changes as once the daylight fades, a lighting system comes into play casting dramatic shadows and illuminating examples of some of the most formidable creatures to have terrorised the planet. These include the awesome Allosaurus, curiously named Dilophosaurus, gruesome Gorgonops and two of the largest at 8 metres tall, the Apatosaurus measuring 25 metres long and Argentinosaurus at 30 metres. A life size adult Tyrannosaurus Rex is elevated on 4m rockwork, whilst the impressive Sarcosuchus, meaning 'flesh crocodile' represents one of the largest crocodile-like creatures that are thought to have ever lived.

Hours during Spooky Spectacular will be extended to 9.00pm (last admission 8.00pm) on weekends and during the October half term holiday throughout the Discovery Trail and Adventure Theme Park, with the event finishing on Sunday, 1st November 2015.

Further information and ticket booking is available from the Park's official website www.wmsp.co.uk Enquiries by telephone 01299 402114.