TOURISTS have criticized a tourist attraction in Wales as ‘poor man’s Disneyland’.
Dan Yr Ogof in Powys, Wales is the largest show cave in the UK and was used for film shows such as Doctor Who.
It also has a huge dinosaur park which is one of the largest in the world with more than 200 dinosaur statues.
However, some tourists were underwhelmed by the caves, calling them too “Disney-like” with little information.
Tourist David M wrote on TripAdvisor, according to local media: “It was more of a Disney experience with over 100 plastic dinosaurs, very little distancing between visitors and free for all once you finally get inside the caves.
“It was dumb. Not enough explanation. No guides – disappointing.”
Others agreed, with one person dubbing it “poor man’s Disneyland.”
They said: “The additional attractions – dinosaurs, horses, etc. seemed irrelevant to the central cave experience, sort of random add-ons that led to a poor man’s Disneyland and justified the rather high prices.”
Though some don’t enjoy the attraction, the majority of reviews are positive, with more than half giving five stars.
One person wrote: “Fantastic organised, beautiful show caves. It rained torrentially all day but still had a fantastic day.”
Another person said: “We went to the showcaves which we thoroughly enjoyed, our 4 year old granddaughter absolutely loved the dinosaurs.
“A great family outing.”
Someone else said it was ‘Wales’ best found secret’, a place to visit.
If you fancy a different dinosaur experience, a Jurassic Park style attraction hopes to open the Rincón de la Victoria Dinosaur and Zip Line Theme Park in Spain.
Or head to Crystal Palace in the UK for a free dinosaur park to explore.
If you can wait a few years that new amusement park London Resort an entire country will be dedicated to dinosaurs.
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