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Walk with dinosaurs on the Isle of Wight

Thu 20 Jun 2013

Walk with dinosaurs on the Isle of Wight

A holiday to the Isle of Wight gives people the chance to experience a range of new things.

Whether it is going for nice walks, sampling local produce or checking out some of the historical sites, individuals are bound to have a great time. However, a new app created by Visit Isle of Wight is going to offer something completely different. 

Called Dinosaur Island, the mobile application is being brought out to compliment the release of the upcoming film Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie. By downloading the app, people can find out more about the island's dinosaur history, while certain experiences will be linked to the characters in the film. 

Using virtual technology, families can take pictures of themselves with the animals at six locations on the Isle of Wight, including Bonchurch Landslip, Yaverland and the Needles viewpoint.

The island has been voted as the dinosaur capital of Great Britain by the Natural History Museum and David Thornton, chief executive officer of Visit Isle of Wight, told the Isle of Wight County Press there is only one place to go for people who want to walk with dinosaurs. 

Aimee Nugent, a pupil at Niton Primary School, gave the app and dinosaurs a ringing endorsement, saying: "It was really cool. [One of the dinosaurs] was really orange and it was massive and it had big spikes on its body and big feet. I'd like to go and visit all of the other dinosaurs now. I think it'll be really good for people to see the dinosaurs in front of them."

In order to maximise the experience, a new Island Coast Dinosaur bus has been rolled out, which means individuals can hop on and off at the six locations where the app works. 

The app is available to download from June 21st and offers visitors to the island the perfect opportunity to do something a little different and create lifelong memories.  ADNFCR-3083-ID-801601653-ADNFCR

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