World of Dinosaurs | Jurassic Park Jeep Event

 Kenneth Feld and Juliette Feld

Do you remember the fun article we wrote on Paradise Wildlife Park a couple of weeks back? If not, you can check it out here now!

Well, our friends at the PWP team have since made good on their claim to being big fans of Jurassic Park – organising an iconic Jurassic Park Jeep Wrangler photo opportunity for families visiting the park on Wednesday the 29th of August. We caught up with Redmond, the park’s Social Media and Marketing Manager, to learn a little bit more about the event;

We invited Dan Cooper who owns a replica Jurassic Park Jeep (JP 20) down to World Of Dinosaurs (WOD) at Paradise Wildlife Park yesterday to help offer our visitors something extra on their trip here.

First of all, the Jeep got some behind the scenes access to get up close to some of our dinos including our Triceratops, Dilophosaurus and more!

We then parked up outside the WOD gates ready for waiting customers to come and get their photos with the Jeep in front of our gates. We even brought out our Baby T Rex costume character to join the jeep and waiting customers for photos!

Visitors loved getting close to such an iconic vehicle alongside the surprise of our T Rex costume.

Sounds like a fantastic day – and we are gutted we couldn’t make it but our UK team were pre-occupied with work at the time. We did, however, also get the chance to catch-up with Dan Cooper, to find a little bit more about JP 20 and what they do. Dan had the following to say;

JP 20 started out with money left from my Nan when she died. I always loved the movie – which I saw in the cinema when it first released at the age of 17. At the time, I was working at a Chrysler Dealership – valeting the jeeps when they were being sold to customers. During this time, we had a promo Wrangler at the dealership when the movie came out – and it was at this point I decided I wanted my own. 25 years passed, and I found myself able to buy and build my own Jurassic Park Jeep Wrangler. Building the Jeep was a six-month process from the purchase to how it looks today. Now, I attend comic cons and various events up and down the country – even helping the UK toyshop The Entertainer to promote their new Fallen Kingdom line.
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Sounds like a fantastic event and a good cause. Dan let me know that JP 20 now works to fund-raise for charity – using photo opportunities with the Jeep to collect donations for The Basset Rescue Network of Great Britain. What a fantastic way to get some good from a Jurassic Park Jeep! Overall – it looks like visitors to Paradise Wildlife Park had a delightful time, and it has been a pleasure getting to cover what looked like a dino-tastic day out!

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If you’d like to learn more about Paradise Wildlife Park’s World of Dinosaurs, click here. If you’d like to learn more about Jeep 20 and how you can book them for an event, visit their Facebook page.

Special thanks to Redmond from PWP & Dan from JP 20 for making this article possible.


 

Article written by:
 Tom Fishenden