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Roarr! set to welcome UK’s first Gigantosaurus Land

Published on: 10th October 2022

Based on the popular animated TV series, the UK’s first Gigantosaurus Land will be arriving in 2024 at Roarr!, the country’s No. 1 dinosaur-themed adventure park.

Roarr! is set to embark on the biggest development in the park’s history, after being granted full permission to create a new four-acre interactive play-themed area within the existing 85-acre park.

Gigantosaurus Land is a collaborative new partnership between Roarr! and Cyber Group Studios, producer and distributor of animated series for children and families worldwide. UK-based Brand-Ward, the kids IP consultancy and licensing agency, brokered the new partnership.

The immersive attraction will be themed around Gigantosaurus, the successful animated series currently streaming worldwide on Disney+ and Netflix and airing on Tiny Pop in the UK. Internationally, the series airs on major channels including Disney Junior (worldwide), France Télévisions and RAI yoyo (Italy).

Produced by Cyber Group Studios, the series – now counting three seasons of 52-episodes x 11 minutes each – is based on Jonny Duddle’s book, which is published by Bonnier Books UK.

The development of Roar!’s new Gigantosaurus Land will be completed in three phases. The first phase will include a vertical volcano themed drop ride, spinning flower teacups, water play, a jumping pillow, a towering wooden play ‘n’ climb den and much more.

Designed to encourage exploratory and sensory family play, there will also be several interactive concepts for families to discover together, some featuring well-loved characters from the show including Rocky, Bill, Mazu and Tiny. A smaller play area will also be created with younger children in mind, with a slide made from Gigantosaurus’ scales.

Visitors to Gigantosaurus Land will be greeted by a Cretaceous entranceway and can jump into humongous dinosaur footprints along the walkways. There will be new Dino themed food and beverage outlets in the Den setting from the show, while Gigantosaurus’s Dino-Store will allow families to take home a memento of their day.

Inspired by the visual and colourful designs featured within the TV programme and the natural savannah setting, the new theme park will be surrounded by a vibrant landscape of grassland, trees and planting, with instantly recognisable flowers from Gigantosaurus.

Adam Goymour, park director at Roarr! said: “We are incredibly excited to begin the next stage of this significant project. We’re hugely proud of the changes we have made to Roarr! over the years to establish it as the number one dinosaur-themed adventure Park in the UK, but the collaboration with Cyber Group Studios is going to elevate Roarr! even further, providing guests from around the UK with so much to discover and enjoy during their family day out.”

Bruno Danzel d’Aumont, VP International Licensing and Marketing at Cyber Group Studios, said: “We are honoured to partner with Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, one of the UK’s leading theme parks, to create Gigantosaurus Land. We can’t wait to see the Gigantosaurus series come to life and share the enjoyment, fun and adventure with park visitors.”

Work is due to begin in January 2023 with the first phase set to open to the public in 2024.

For further information about Roarr!, visit the website or the park’s Instagram, Twitter or Facebook pages.

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