FILIPINO celebrity kids Paul Salas, Jane Oineza, Eliza Pineda, Kristel Fulgar and Micah Torre pick their favorite dinosaur and talk about lessons they learned from the Dinos Alive World Tour currently open to visitors at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City, Philippines. Watch this video report of INQUIRER.net multimedia reporter Izah Morales.
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Dinosaurs from the Jurassic and cretaceous periods will be invading Manila, courtesy of the Dinosaurs Alive World Tour (DAT). These interactive dinosaurs (almost real creatures of prehistory) will dazzle you starting November 28 until January 11, 2009. The dinosaurs will be housed in a 12,000-square-meter theme park -- which is the size of 30 basketball courts combined-- at the SM Mall of Asia, according to James White, vice president for Sales and Marketing of Max Entertainment. “The dinosaurs will be quite interactive. They move, make the sounds that dinosaurs would have made. They will also jump out at you. You will be scared by them. You will be surprised by them,” said White during a recent briefing. White said the makeshift theme park will give kids “dino passports” containing games and information about 31 interactive dinosaurs made of latex. Some of dinosaurs featured are the Tyrannosaurus, Triceraptors, Velociraptor, Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus and Megalosaurus. This is first time that Max Entertainment will hold a tour during a Christmas season, Max Entertainment said. “The Christmas Season is I think a festive season in the Philippines and here in Manila, a lot of people come back home during the Christmas time and visit their families. So it’s a good time to catch people when they’re here, when in they’re in the mood to go out,” White said. Aside from the “scary” dinosaurs, the theme park will also feature magicians, fire-eaters, jugglers, puppets, clowns, face painters, balloon sculpting, dino train rides, reptile shows (iguana, albino python, kumingi dragons and crocodiles), fossil digging and a theatre. The Philippines is the third stop of DAT. It has toured in Bangkok in 2006 and Jakarta in 2008. Tickets on weekdays are priced at P550 (adults), P400 (kids below a meter), and P1,600 (family package-2 adults + 2 kids + 1 free ticket). On weekends, tickets are priced at P600 (adults), P450 (kids below a meter), and P1,750 (family package-2 adults + 2 kids + 1 free ticket). The place will be open to the public from 10am to10pm on weekends and 12pm to 10pm on weekdays at Block 5 of the SM Mall of Asia.