Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Dinosaurs Live Here...

© 2009 weesen via TPR

If you want to check out some fantastic photos of Universal Studios Singapore's Jurassic Park river rafting ride under construction, this thread at Theme Park Review is the place to go! The photos show up close shots of the ride, which has it's channel already poured and theming and landscaping also well under way.

You can see in the above photo that it looks like the park will use the 'taking the wrong path due to a diversion' trick the other Jurassic rides use. In the lower part of the photo you can see a fake trough that is probably the 'correct' path to take, but I'm sure something will make the rafts head into more dangerous waters...

Another exciting part of the ride looks to be a drop that sends rafts into a dark, enclosed portion of the ride. Looks amazing! The photographer also points out that the ride is to have a vertical lift, and that you can see track for a ride that looks similar to the Pteranodon Flyers at Islands of Adventure.

I do like the Jurassic Park River Adventure at the other Universal parks, but always thought a river raft ride was just perfect for the theme.

For even more recent photos of the park under construction, including the latest Battlestar Galactica coaster photos, check out the Sentosa Theme Park Blog.