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October 5, 2022
Based on the animated TV series, the U.K.’s first “Gigantosaurus” Land will arrive in 2024 at the dinosaur-themed ROARR! adventure park.
ROARR! is set to embark on the most extensive development in the park’s history after being granted full permission to create a new four-acre interactive play-themed area within the existing 85-acre park.
“Gigantosaurus” Land is a collaborative new partnership between ROARR! and Cyber Group Studios. U.K.-based bRAND-WARD, a kids’ IP consultancy and licensing agency, brokered the new deal.
“This is a momentous time in ROARR!’s history, and we are incredibly excited to begin the next stage of this significant project,” says Adam Goymour, park director, ROARR! “This has been a four-year project, including two years of negotiations with Cyber Group Studios and nine months to obtain planning permission. To be working with Cyber Group Studios to bring to life the wonderful world of ‘Gigantosaurus’ is a privilege. We can't wait to see our guests’ reactions when they visit this immersive and beautiful new area. We’re hugely proud of the changes we have made to ROARR! over the years to establish it as the No. 1 dinosaur-themed adventure park in the U.K., but the collaboration with Cyber Group Studios is going to elevate ROARR! even further – providing our guests from around the U.K. with so much to discover and enjoy during their family day out.”
The immersive attraction will be themed around “Gigantosaurus,” the animated series currently streaming worldwide on Disney+ and Netflix and airing on Tiny POP in the U.K. and internationally on major channels such as Disney Junior (worldwide), France Télévisions and RAI yoyo (Italy).
The development of ROARR!’s new attraction will be completed in three phases, with the first phase including a vertical volcano-themed drop ride, spinning flower teacups, water play, a jumping pillow, a towering wooden play ‘n’ climb den and more.
There will also be several interactive concepts for families to discover together – some featuring characters from the show, including Rocky, Bill, Mazu and Tiny. A smaller play area will also be created with younger children in mind, where kids can go down a slide made from Gigantosaurus scales.
Visitors to “Gigantosaurus” Land will be greeted by a Cretaceous entranceway and can jump into dinosaur footprints along the walkways. There will be new Dino-themed food and beverage outlets in the Den setting from the show, plus a Dino-Store to explore. The new land will be surrounded by a landscape of grassland, trees and planting, with flowers from “Gigantosaurus.”
“We are thrilled and honored to partner with ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure, one of the U.K.'s leading theme parks, to create ‘Gigantosaurus’ Land,” says Bruno Danzel d’Aumont, vice president, international licensing and marketing, Cyber Group Studios. “We can't wait to see the ‘Gigantosaurus’ series come to life and share the enjoyment, fun and adventure with park visitors.”
Work is due to begin in January with the first phase set to open to the public in 2024. The final two phases will see additional “Gigantosaurus”-themed concepts introduced to the park.
ROARR! has also partnered with a team of design and planning consultants for the expansion project, which includes Adrian James Acoustics, Plandescil, Pegasus Group, WildWings Ecology, Chaplin Farrant and Cheffins.
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