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Scott McCann

Jurassic World has opened to a record shattering, global debut. The park has opened to a total gross of $511.8 million worldwide, making the Dinosaur filled thriller the biggest thing to roam this earth since... Well... Dinosaurs.

Jurassic Park is hands down the coolest, most exciting and crazy theme park that anyone could ever imagine. Yet sadly there lies the problem... It's fictitious, and none of us (in the near future at least) will ever see it's like in real life.

BUT, what if we could and how much would it cost?

Thanks to the team over at Fandango, you no longer have to do that maths yourself! They've gone and calculated just how much it would cost to build and operate a real life Jurassic Park thank to there awesome YouTube series, “How Much Would It Cost?”.

Using information from real life theme park operations, staff wages, and financial information of similar activities performed on the premises, i.e. cloning dogs in place of dinosaurs - the team have put together an utterly terrifying number:

  • Real Estate: $10, 000, 000, 000
  • Research & Development: $25, 400, 000
  • Park Construction: $1, 500, 000, 000
  • Park Operations: $11, 700, 000, 000
  • Dinosaur Livelihood: $207, 000, 000
  • Grand Total = $23, 432, 400, 000
  • Annual Repeating Costs = $11, 907, 000, 000

Check out all the specifics in their video below!

So... Who wants pay up?

Jurassic World is playing in theaters now! Starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, and directed by Colin Trevorrow.


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