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“Expensive birthday trip out,no wonder dinosaurs are extinct!”
Review of Dinosaurs Unleashed London O2 - CLOSED

Dinosaurs Unleashed London O2
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Reviewed 24 May 2011

Myself and partner saw this on the 02 website and booked it for our daughter's 8th birthday. It was very expensive-£11.25 for a child, and £14.25 for adults. However it is sold as an upclose and personal experience with life size animatronic dinosaurs so we felt the price was worth it.

On arrival we were met by very friendly staff, joined a small group and went back in time to the land of dinosaurs. When we walked through it reminded me of the dinosaurs at Crystal Palace when I was a child-very plastic and hardly moving ! Literally, maybe a tongue moved, or a bit of the head, but that really was it. Our daughter however,was completely enthralled, and our guide was very informative explaining each dinosaur and encouraging the children to ask and answer questions. However I found the layout disappointing, and the guide part was over in around half an hour. Then you can walk around and try out the quizzes and presentations-one was a sand pit with plastic fossils in it which was pretty abysmal to be honest. The CGI aquarium was a complete let down. As mentioned already,its all over in around an hour and a half, and to get out you have to walk through the tacky gift shop which is charging £8 for a Dinosaur Unleashed Swim bag & other ridiculously expensive rubbish. We left in a hurry, and felt let down as yet again, here in the Uk, you get charged over the odds to be able to take your children out for family time. Its simply not fair. very poor value for money.However I have managed to save my friends money but telling them not to bother going.

6  Thank dcems
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Reviewed 3 May 2011

Myself and my boyfriend have just got back from a trip to London. Before we went, we saw this advertised and decided to book tickets as it looked like something different to go and see. We got there just before 1 and went in with a group of people. It is a tour of the dinosaurs they have with a guide and then you are free to wander round after. To be honest it is a good idea for the tour, as they take you to each dinosaur and explain a bit about them. If this didnt happen you could prob walk around in about ten minutes to be honest. It wasnt really what i expected, but im sure young kids would enjoy it. There are games for them to play as well.

2  Thank GILL02091984
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Reviewed 23 March 2011

Was really looking forward to this event and the price of the tickets led you to believe you were in for something special.
We stopped for lunch in the place (which we had to supply unless you like living out of a vending machine) and it still took an hour or less to go round.
There were some nice gimmick computers at the end, but like the rest of it, the novelty soon wears off.
You cant get close to the dinosaurs, their movement is limited (at best) and the only thing that is realistic is the tropical jungle climate... it was absolutely melting in there (on a wet day in March !!!)
You have to walk right round the O2 centre to get to it as it is right at the back and at one point you think you might have gone past it... its that far.

Really disappointed and I would say it is aimed at the school party market rather than a family visit.
Save your money and go to the Natural History Museum. So much better.

Very poor.

3  Thank MrCynical
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Reviewed 8 March 2011

The advert make it look great however my 3 children aged 9, 5 and 3 were totally unimpressed and so were we, at £55.00 for family of 5 not cheap..it takes no time at all to walk around the dinosaurs were rubbish and didnt hold there attention at all..they actually played on a computer game at the end for longer than they looked at the dinosaurs... we heard other familys complain about the price too..I did complain to a member of staff in the over priced gift shop you have to walk through at the end to get out but they didnt care at all...they had the money...Rip-off DONT GO spend your money on Anything else....!

8  Thank kerrypar
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