Science

18/06/2015

Want to build a real Jurassic World? It’ll cost you $23 billion

Jurassic World

(From Daily Mail) Given their tendency to end in disaster, it is perhaps worth asking why anyone would want to build a Jurassic World-style theme park, but if you wanted to it would cost a cool $23 billion (£15 billion).

But anyone with that sort of cash lying around would also need to stump up another $11.9 billion (£7.6 billion) every year to keep the park running.

The totals were calculated by fans of the Jurassic Park franchise using real world costs.

They worked out that the real estate alone needed to house the prehistoric attractions wuld cost around $10 billion based on the original film.

The video, produced by the Jurassic Park Fansite channel on YouTube, also outlines what research and development would cost – with $7.9 million (£5 million) being needed for staff alone.

Based on the cost quoted by companies that currently do cloning work on dogs, the video estimates that it would cost $2.85 million to clone the dinosaurs.

However, this perhaps underestimates the real cost as the scientific techniques underpinning the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World films – where fragments of dinosaur DNA are patched together using genetic information from modern frogs – has still to be successfully developed.

Potential dinosaur park owners would also face a significant outlay to obtain the amber which is used to extract DNA from mosquitoes encased within it.

The video estimates it would cost around $9 million (£5.7 million) to obtain the material.

It costs Disney more than $11.7 billion (£7.4 billion) a year to run its theme parks, so the fans estimate it would cost around the same to keep a dinosaur based theme park operating through the year.

They calculate it will cost around $32 million (£20.3 million) a day to keep Jurassic Park running plus an extra $207 million (£132 million) a year to pay for the food and welfare of the dinosaurs.

(read the full story)






 
 

 
Fun
pandora-the-world-of-avatar-disney

Behind the scenes peek at ‘Avatar’ World

(From Geeks of Doom) An expansion to Disney’s Animal Kingdom inspired by director James Cameron‘s blockbuster hit Avatar was first announced during the D23 Expo back in 2013, with more information coming out of the D23 Expo...
by Adword Norton
0

 
 
jw

Jurassic World will be a trilogy

(From Gamespot) Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World stands as the fourth biggest movie of all time, and inevitably sequels are on the way. It was rumoured last year that Universal was planning a trilogy of movies, and this h...
by Adword Norton
0

 
 
star-wars-land

New details about the Star Wars theme parks

(From The Independent) Disney has offered a first, real glimpse of the Star Wars land set to open at Disneyland in Anaheim and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney Resort in Orlando. Forming part of ABC’s telev...
by Adword Norton
0

 

 
star wars ice cream

Star Wars ice cream

(From Lost at e Minor) With everyone about to binge watch the original trilogy before the premiere of The Force Awakens, Brooklyn-based Ample Hills Creamery is offering the perfect snack: Star Wars ice cream! Made in collaborat...
by Adword Norton
0

 
 
shutterstock_140581840

Who does it better? Book, movie or Broadway?

There’s something magical about seeing your favorite stories come to life on stage or screen. However, when it comes to deciding which version is better, sometimes one of them doesn’t make the cut. Read on below to ...
by Adword Norton
0

 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Bir Cevap Yazın

E-posta hesabınız yayınlanmayacak. Gerekli alanlar * ile işaretlenmişlerdir

*

Şu HTML etiketlerini ve özelliklerini kullanabilirsiniz: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>