Thursday, July 31, 2014

#Win 4 Tickets to Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular in #Ottawa

Wouldn't it be neat to be able to see Dinosaurs up close? Not just the ones created for television and movies, but actually walking around?

Photo Credit: David Scheinmann
Now is your chance. Walking with Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular arrives in Ottawa August 20 2014 and has shows playing until August 24 2014 at The Canadian Tire Center.  Tickets are available for purchase from Capital Tickets.

For 200 million years the Dinosaurs ruled the earth

In 2007 they returned to tour the arenas of the world

in an extraordinary theatrical production

And in 2014 they conquer North America again

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR is produced by Global Creatures headed by CEO Carmen Pavlovic. Pavlovic said, “I am thrilled that WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR is coming back to the US in July - its first visit to North America since its inaugural 2007 sell-out tour. A new generation is ready to experience these life–size beasts in this awe-inspiring spectacle, which has still not been matched in terms of scale and quality. Many of our creatures have “evolved” since the last tour, now featuring distinctive display feathers, head crests and tail fans, reflecting recent discoveries about the physical nature of these massive creatures. This show remains a must-see for audiences of all ages.”
“Walking With Dinosaurs” Fact Sheet

20 Dinosaurs in all

10 Separate Species Represented

10 large dinosaurs

Plateosaurus - 10 ft tall x 31 ft long

Stegosaurus - 18.5 ft tall x 36 ft long

Allosaurus - 14.5 ft tall x 43 ft long

Brachiosaurus - adult 36 ft tall x 56 ft long and young 29.5 ft tall x 48 ft long

Ornithocheirus – Wing Span 38 ft

Ankylosaurus – 12 ft tall x 34 ft long

Torosaurus (2) – 13 ft tall x 30 ft long

Tyrannosaurus rex (2) (one spare) 23 feet tall x 42 feet long

5 suit dinosaurs

3 Utahraptors – 8 ft tall x 14 ft long

1 Baby T-rex (one spare) 7 ft tall x 14 long

1 Liliensternus – 7.5 ft tall x 16 ft long

2 baby dinosaur puppets
3 Baby Plateosaurus

Each large dinosaur contains: (based upon the construction of a Torosaur)

433 feet of hydraulic hose
971 square feet of fabric
433 cubic feet of foam
53 gallons of paint
7 kilowatts of power from 12 truck batteries
1094 yards of cabling in each body
24 microprocessors control movement along with 15 hydraulic rams
and 6 hydraulic motors each

Each large dinosaur:

Weighs 1.6 tons a piece (standard family car)
Runs on 6 roller blade wheels

To operate one dinosaur, it takes: 

A Team of 3 people:
1 Driver,
2 Voodoo Puppeteers -
One operates head and tail gross motion,
One in charge of minor movements: mouth, blinking and roars


20 – 53 foot semis (truck is 73 feet long with cabin)

Touring Company

60 including performers and voodoo operators

15 Cast – includes 6 suit performers, 2 actors and 7 puppeteers

45 Crew includes 7 dino drivers, 3 person skins/dressing staff, and multiple engineers, lighting and sound personnel, carpenters, riggers and workers in AV/automation

Original BBC Television Series

Seen in over 200 countries by over 700 million people.

At its time, series was the most watched documentary on United States cable television.

Over 2.5 million DVDs sold worldwide.
Photo Credit: David Scheinmann
Here is your chance to win tickets to opening night, 7pm  August 20 2014 at Canadian Tire Center. Giveaway is open to residents of Ottawa (or those that can travel to the CT Center for the show). Must be 18+ to enter.

**Tales of Mommyhood is receiving 4 tickets in exchange for hosting this giveaway. All opinions belong to Tales of Mommyhood and your opinion/experience may vary.**


  1. I've never seen it before, it looks amazing!

  2. My kids would love this.

  3. My kids would love this. Thank you for doing this giveaway :)

  4. I have never been before, my kids would be in heaven!! My 5 and 8yr old are right into dinosaurs right now!

  5. About 5 years ago I took my oldest son, and would love to take my 5 year old as I know he would love it! Thanks for the chance. Julie

  6. What a fun family night out with two dino loving kids :)

  7. We have never seen it before but would love to! :) Great giveaway! Good luck to everyone! :)

  8. My little one would LOVE this!

  9. Never been before, but this would be a wonderful Birthday present LOL!

  10. Never seen it, missed it last year. Son loves the dinosaur exhibit at museum of nature so I me sure he would love this!

  11. We've never seen it before, but I think our little dude would love it!

  12. I have not but know that my kids would LOVE to see the show. They are captivated by dinosaurs right now. Thanks for hosting.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

  13. We've never seen this show before but i'm sure my kiddo will love this!

  14. Looks very interesting

  15. We have never been, but have heard of this show.

    It would be amazing to take them to see this unforgettable experience.

  16. I have not seen it before but think it looks so cool and that my kids would love it!

  17. My son and husband have gone before but my daughter and I would love a turn! We'll let the boys tag along too if they're good ;)

  18. We have not seen this show before, it would be a great treat for the kids to see it.

  19. Never but would live to! -A S

  20. Wow! How exciting, this looks so neat! Whay a terrific giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity. :)

  21. Never seen it but my little guy would
    love it!

  22. This would be so great to take my day care kiddies to! What a great give away! Always such cool stuff going on here. (Using my hubby's Google account)

  23. Never seen it. Not sure who would enjoy it more, the girls or hubby and me!

  24. I haven't seen it but would LOVE to!!

  25. Never seen this...but my son (and husband!!) would freak!

  26. Never seen it before. My 3 kids LOVE everything dinosaurs, would be really neat to win this.

  27. Nope! Me and my four siblings would love to attend. We watch every episode of dinosaur train, every film of the land before time, and any other movie about dinosaurs!

  28. I saw it 4 or 5 years ago and it was really neat. I think it'd be so much fun to watch my son experience it!

  29. I've never seen or heard of it before but my daughter wold love it!

  30. Jacinta Cillis-AsquithAugust 1, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Hope I will be lucky enough to win. I have several kids that will be thrilled to attend!

  31. I have never seen it but my granddaughter would love to go.

  32. I haven't seen this show before...but my granddaughter would love to go

  33. I haven't seen this show before, but I would love to to see it with my family.

  34. Ami B

    Haven't seen it yet, my kids would LOVE this

  35. I haven't seen it yet, but would love to take my daughter.

  36. I haven't seen it but I think my kids would LOVE it!

  37. I have never seen Walking With Dinosaurs before, but my grandson would love this!

  38. Never seen it, but sure would love too!

  39. Never seen the live show. My dino obsessed son would love it!

  40. Never seen it but I think my son would love it.

  41. Would love to take our son and niece to the show as we have yet to see it.

  42. We've never seen this show before, but the boys would love it. They love dinosaurs! Karla


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