Skip to comments.Billionaire Plans Park of Giant Dinosaurs
Posted on 03/30/2013 6:07:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway
An eccentric Australian mining magnate who is building a replica of the ill-fated Titanic has unveiled his latest scheme -- a park of giant robotic dinosaurs.
Clive Palmer, who last month in New York launched an ambitious plan to build and sail the "Titanic II", said he had ordered more than 100 life-size dinosaur robots from China to populate his north Australian resort.
"We'll have the world's biggest dinosaur exhibit, with 165 animatronic dinosaurs," Palmer said.
He already has two of the towering creatures -- named Jeff and Bones -- on display at his Palmer Coolum Resort on the Sunshine coast north of Brisbane and boasted that the public "haven't seen anything yet."
The robots, some of which measure up to 7 meters tall and weigh in excess of 1.2 tons, will move their tails and chests and blink their eyes. They are expected to arrive by the end of April.
A larger-than-life character who has made a fortune in mining, Palmer said recently that he was funding the Titanic II because "I want to spend the money I've got before I die."
Someone PLEASE make sure he doesn’t buy up some DNA research lab!
Why don’t they make a movie?
Haven’t we seen this movie? Spoiler alert.....it doesn’t end well.
Kind of like combining “Jurassic Park” with “Westworld”.
What could possibly go wrong?
Imagine if they could bring Yul Brynner and Jeff Goldblum back from the dead ti star in it.
I know Yul Brenner is dead, but is Jeff Goldbloom dead too?
Oh...maybe you mean his CAREER! LOL.
I love scary stuff. Let’s go!
I have been known to hang out of a helicopter door to get a good shot of an erupting volcano)
Wouldn’t regular sized dinosaurs be big enough?
No he’s not, but I do hope Goldblum reprises his role in both ID4 sequels and the next Jurassic Park!
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