Hot on the heels of the announcement that the highly-anticipated next installment of the blockbuster Jurassic Park film franchise, “Jurassic World: Dominion,” will debut on June 10, 2022, comes the news that a Jurassic Park-style dinosaur theme park will open in Malaga, Spain in 2021.
Located in the Victoria Park area of Malaga in Spain’s Andalusia region, the attraction will be called Rincón de la Victoria Dinosaur and Zip Line Theme Park. It will feature 35 dinosaurs, with reports noting that more than half the dinos will be to scale (meaning life-size), and 16 will be animatronic.
The 68,000-square-meter park will include a zipline and a hiking trail recreating the Jurassic period in southern Europe. Plus there will be science exhibitions at the park’s entrance and excavation activities where children can pretend they’re paleontologists. The park will also offer temporary attractions for different holidays throughout the year such as Halloween, Christmas, and Easter.
“This theme park will be a tourist attraction with educational elements based on the world of dinosaurs,” said the mayor of Rinconero, Francisco Salado.”Our goal is to become the first choice of parents when planning leisure time in Malaga.”
The €3.6 million project (about $4.2M), delayed due to Covid-19, is scheduled to open phase one (including the dino land) in 2021. Construction of the zip line will start in 2024.
If you’re not able to travel to Spain in 2021, you can still get up close and personal with life-sized dinos when the Jurassic World VelociCoaster opens next summer at Universal Orlando Resort’s Islands of Adventure Park.