Thursday, December 18

Review: Walking with Dinosaurs at the Tacoma Dome

Last night my family and I saw the wonderful show, the Walking with Dinosaurs - The Area Spectacular at the Tacoma Dome.  All of us were mesmerized the entire show.  My youngest daughter just glowed with excitement with each new dinosaur.
Before the show we were able to meet one of the male Utahraptors before the show.  You can tell that it is a male because of the red plumage.  As you can see my girls were very excited.
Behind us you can almost see the stage.  The stage is set down low and the teeth are were the dinosaurs enter and exit.  The show covers three main periods, Cretaceous, Jurassic, and Triassic.  You get to see the evolution of dinosaurs and how they may have interacted.  The dinosaurs are so lifelike that you feel as though you have traveled back in time, million and millions of years, to when they walked the earth.  The setting, the music and of course the dinosaurs really transport you to another time and place.
The show last approximately 96 minutes with intermission.  The show was so entertaining that  it did not feel as though a little over 90 minutes had passed.  I did notice that some of the younger kids around us were getting a little antsy during the last 5 to 10 minutes.  My favorite part was when the adults came to protect the young, the T-Rex and the Brachiosaurus.  The narrator is great too, the dinosaurs are the main attraction but he entertains you with interesting facts.
 
My daughters kept saying how much they loved the show the entire intermission (20 minutes) and the entire way home.  My youngest wants to stop by the library after school because, "I want to checkout books on dinosaurs so I can study them over winter break!"   The show is perfect for the whole family, we saw little ones to grandparents, and all seem to be enjoying the show.  This morning I was telling so many people how great the show is, a few told me that they are getting tickets to attend the show.  My daughters are already talking about seeing the show again the next time it is in town.
 
In conclusion I highly recommend Walking with Dinosaurs - the Area Spectacular for everyone: the young, and the young at heart.
 
I received complimentary tickets to attend the show in order to facilitate my review. 
All opinions stated are my own.

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