Photo/IllutrationThe Jurassic Island attraction at Huis Ten Bosch (Provided by Huis Ten Bosch Inc.)

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SASEBO, Nagasaki Prefecture--“Jurassic Park” will move one step closer to reality on an uninhabited island here, where an innovative theme park attraction will bring dinosaurs to life using augmented reality.

Dutch theme park Huis Ten Bosch (HTB) here will open Jurassic Island from April 28, where Nagashima island and its woods will provide a stage for thrill-seekers to do battle with fierce “dinosaurs” in a realistic outdoor setting.

The venue in Saikai, which occupies about 39,000 square meters in Omura Bay next to HTB, is about 6 kilometers from the main park.

Willing “warriors” must first take a 40-minute ferry ride to embark on the adventure.

The park’s operator, Huis Ten Bosch Inc., acquired the island in 2015 and has since been exploring ways for using it.

The new attraction is targeted at young people and families. Participants will wear AR goggles and walk around the island, fighting off dinosaurs that appear in their vision.

Future plans include acquiring a passenger boat to act as a “floating hotel,” which will visit the wild island.