We’re pretty sure you might be impressed after watching Jurassic World, which has taken the box-office by storm the world over. The Inquisitr has already reported that the movie has shattered several box office records, and it has managed to rake in a staggering $511 million in the first weekend alone. In fact, Jurassic World managed to pull in $82.3 million on Friday itself!
Ever since the first episode of the Jurassic series of movies came out, people had fantasized about creating a real-life Jurassic Park. While it might seem a fantasy, at least on paper, some folks claim the feat is still possible. However, as you might be already aware, a theme park of this nature is prohibitively expensive to build. That said, have you ever wondered how much it would cost to build and then maintain a real life Jurassic Park – or Jurassic World? Well, someone with a lot of interest in Jurassic Park went ahead and created this must-watch video that gives you a basic idea of the enormous amounts of money that would be required to create a real-world Jurassic Park.
The video uploaded by the aptly named “Jurassic Park Fansite” YouTube account has taken into consideration almost all the costs that would be involved in making a theme park of this nature. The creator of the video estimates the cost of real-estate, construction, employees, research and development and the other operational costs involved in the daily running and maintenance of a real life Jurassic Park.
Here’s a brief breakdown of the costs:
- Two islands the size of the ones shown in the movie is estimated to cost a staggering $10 billion.
- Moving on to the staff requirements, it is estimated that hiring high quality staff members (which would include the best scientists, paleontologists, computer engineers and lawyers in the world) would alone cost $7.9 million a year.
- The enormous amount of research that would go into cloning the dinosaurs and bringing them back to life is estimated to cost $ 8.5 million.
- To get fossilized dinosaur DNA, the operators of the real life Jurassic Park would need to mine underground and look for fossils. This process is estimated to cost $9 million.
- Lest we forget, there is also a huge cost involved in the actual construction of the theme park around the islands. This would leave a $1.5 billion hole in the wallets of the investors.
- The annual operation cost of the park, once open is expected to be $11 billion – which also translates to around $32 million a day!
In all, the real-life Jurassic Park will cost a staggering $23,423,400,000 to get it off the ground. That is 23 billion, 423 million, 400 thousand USD – in case reading the numbers has you crossing your eyes.
That is an insanely huge amount to spend on a theme park. However, to put things into perspective, Apple Inc. currently sits on cash reserves of around $178 billion. In short, Apple can build a Jurassic Park and still be left with $154 billion in cash!
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