Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Dinosaurs Island (Clark, Pampanga)

Are you fascinated with dinosaurs? If they have not gone extinct due to that meteor gone off course, will these huge and magnificent creatures still survive today? What do they really look like and what kind of sounds do they make? It is very difficult to speculate and the only thing we have left about dinosaurs are their fossilized remains and our limitless imagination.  We imagine these creatures as huge and terrifying. If somehow, the famous "Tyrannosaurus Rex" or the T-Rex is still in existence are there cages large enough to contain their devastating nature? 

Our only reference to these terrifying but magnificent creatures is what we see in the movies such as "Jurassic Park" and "Land Before Time". Inside the movie house, dinosaurs seem to be real. It is not only entertaining to see dinosaurs on the big screen but somehow we learn a lot about these creatures. Now, aside from the movies, there is another place where you can see dinosaurs, interact and take photos with them - at Dinosaur Island near the Clark Picnic Grounds in Mabalacat, Pampanga.

In this theme park, there are several life sized animatronic dinosaurs. They are almost real if viewed from the eyes of children. When we visited the park, and it was a Saturday, I saw several buses with school children on educational tour. I can see how excited the children were while lining up at the entrance of Dino island.

To get here, we took the SLEX and exited at the Angeles Exit. We proceeded to Clark at asked for the way on how to get to  Clark Picnic Grounds. Getting to Dino Island can be a bit challenging if you are not familiar with the area. The drive however is smooth and traffic free inside this former military base.

We enjoyed Dino Island. But for the little ones this theme park can be really fascinating. Adults may be amused but this theme park is really for children. Their curiosity and fascination about dinosaurs can either be fully satisfied or fueled  by visiting this theme park.

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