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Real-Life Jurassic Park Opens On Australia's Sunshine Coast

Billionaire opens Palmersaurus theme park. Animatronic dinosaurs spark giggles.

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Palmersaurus features 160 life-size animatronic dinos.

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Small children may find them scary.

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Clive's mates The Irwins helped open the park.

Thank you Terri, Bindi & Robert Irwin for helping open Palmersaurus @PalmerCoolum today. Proud day. #sunshinecoast

Clive Palmer

@CliveFPalmer

Thank you Terri, Bindi & Robert Irwin for helping open Palmersaurus @PalmerCoolum today. Proud day. #sunshinecoast

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Palmersauras features Triceratops, a large herbivore that patrolled North America 65 million years ago.

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Visitors were blown away by the realism.

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Though not always convinced by the sound effects.

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Some journalists found the concept laughable.

There are no words. Just laughter. Inside Clive Palmer's Palmersaurus theme park http://t.co/f2WYmZKAs5 @newscomauHQ

Kate Schneider

@SchneiderK

There are no words. Just laughter. Inside Clive Palmer's Palmersaurus theme park http://t.co/f2WYmZKAs5 @newscomauHQ

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But others really warmed to the idea.

I know it's wrong on so many levels, but the little kid in me really wants to check out Clive Palmer's Jurassic Park http://t.co/RN7CkLgB8k

Alison Piotrowski

@apiotrowski9

I know it's wrong on so many levels, but the little kid in me really wants to check out Clive Palmer's Jurassic Park http://t.co/RN7CkLgB8k

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Seriously roarsome. Nice work @CliveFPalmer @PalmerCoolum #roarsome

Patrick Williams

@thepatricktimes

Seriously roarsome. Nice work @CliveFPalmer @PalmerCoolum #roarsome

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And locals voted with their feet.

Lots of people visit @CliveFPalmer dinosaur park on opening day @abcsunshine @abcnews #roar

Bruce Atkinson

@atko17

Lots of people visit @CliveFPalmer dinosaur park on opening day @abcsunshine @abcnews #roar

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