Universal Studios reveals that brand new Jurassic World ride will feature animatronic dinosaurs and a thrilling 84ft ‘waterfall’ drop to ‘escape’ a huge Tyrannosaurus Rex
- The Hollywood park is replacing the original 22-year-old Jurassic Park attraction
- The new ride will open in the summer and be called Jurassic World – The Ride
- Guests will ride the attraction on rafts with dinosaurs just an arm’s length away
The new ride, called Jurassic World – The Ride, will feature new animatronic dinosaurs from the Jurassic World film and a thrilling 84ft waterfall drop
Universal Studios has revealed the first details about its brand new raft ride based on the Jurassic World movies.
The Hollywood theme park is replacing the original Jurassic Park attraction that closed last year and had thrilled film fans since 1996.
It is promising that the new ‘mega attraction’, called Jurassic World – The Ride, will feature new animatronic dinosaurs from the Jurassic World films, newly themed environments and an exhilarating 84ft waterfall drop.
The ride is set to open this summer and its story-line takes place within the theme park as depicted in the Jurassic World movie.
As well as the new dinosaurs, it will feature a lush scenic design, and ‘ground-breaking technology that has yet to be experienced within a theme park’.
According to Universal Studios, there will be a fresh entry statement, stonework landscaping and a contemporary redesign of the iconic pillars illuminated with billowing flames will support a prominent Jurassic World marquee logo.
Queue-line videos featuring facts and information about the dinosaurs within the ride will set the tone for the adventure ahead, as guests learn more about these imposing prehistoric inhabitants that first roamed the earth more than 65 million years ago.
Universal Studios in Hollywood has revealed the first details about its brand new ride based on the classic Jurassic Park movies. Pictured is a conceptual drawing
Once aboard the attraction on specially designed rafts, guests will navigate the lush environs of dense vegetation, with towering dinosaurs meandering just an arm’s length away from visitors.
Encounters with such docile creatures as the Stegosaurus and Parasaurolophus will quickly turn awry as predatory Velociraptors and Dilophosaurus begin to wreak havoc, turning guests from spectators to prey.
When the Tyrannosaurus Rex begins to battle one of the attraction’s new behemoth dinosaurs, the rafts will spill down the treacherous 84ft waterfall as the sole means of escape.
The new ride will replace the original Jurassic Park attraction that ran for 22 years at Universal Studios Hollywood, pictured
This ambitious ride is being reimagined under the direction of the ‘award-winning and inspired minds’ at Universal Creative, the Academy Award-winning special-effects visionaries at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), a division of Lucasfilm, Ltd., the brand stewards at Universal Pictures and acclaimed filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow and Frank Marshall.
Images of the revamped ride are yet to be released.
Located adjacent to the ride will be a new elaborately themed ‘Raptor Encounter’ where Blue, the beloved and deadly Velociraptor from the Jurassic World franchise, and her beta raptors, will engage guests in daring face-to-face encounters.
In addition, a new interactive ‘Dino Play’ area will incorporate educational components within a space where children of all ages can partake in excavations and investigate giant dinosaur fossils.