Thursday, December 31, 2009

REVIEW: "Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular" comes to Detroit

Tonight, my son and I went to Cobo Arena to see "Walking with Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular". We received the tickets courtesy of the Detroit Science Center from following them on Twitter. My son went up to the front desk at the Detroit Science Center and said the word "Roar" (the secret password) and they gave us the tickets. Could it get any simpler than that? Thank you Detroit Science Center!
The show chronicles the different historical periods of dinosaurs and the narrator was on stage walking among the dinosaurs as he told their story - and at times even interacting with them. From having a person on stage, we in the audience could see just how huge most of these creatures were and how much work must have went into the construction and animation.

The 90 minute show was amazing to see! My son was forever saying "Mom, Look at That", "Mom Wow!", "Mom, This is Cool!". We were sitting in the middle of the arena and had great seats, but I think the closer seats had the best experience overall. The dinosaurs would come the edge where people were sitting and roar at them. It was fabulous!

Photos and video really cannot capture even part of this visual experience. You really have to see it for yourself. It is a once in a lifetime experience for sure!

Click on the PLAY buttons below to play the two very short videos...

Isn't it Cool! "Walking with Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular" is at Cobo Arena through Sunday, January 3, 2010.

1 comment:

  1. @CharlieCurve Thanks to @freeismylife, Lanagan wants to go to "Walking with Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular" any discounts out there?
    about 11 hours ago from web

    @tinakozak This looks so cool! @freeismylife: Just came home after seeing "Walking w/ Dinosaurs" at Cobo. Amazing! Watch for my blog posting tomorrow.
    9:50 PM Dec 30th, 2009 from TweetDeck