Friday, May 11, 2018

New Jurassic World Makeover Coming to Universal Studios Hollywood's Jurassic Park: The Ride in 2019

© Universal Studios Hollywood
This week we had another major new themed attraction announcement from the Universal parks, this time from Universal Studios Hollywood regarding their famous Jurassic Park: The Ride attraction.  The theme park will be closing the current version of the ride on September 3rd, 2018, in order to give it a huge makeover into a Jurassic World themed attraction.

Obviously, the new ride will be based on the current string of Jurassic World movies, the first of which came out in 2015, and the second - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, opens next month.

Fans are not expecting much change to the ride system when the Jurassic World version opens, however it is expected that the story will change somewhat along with new animatronics, theming and other special effects.

The park is describing the attraction as follows:

"On this river-raft adventure, get doused as a colossal Mosasaurus dives for its great white shark snack. But the real danger lies ahead when the brutal Indominus rex escapes its enclosure. Be prepared when a 50-foot Tyrannosaurus rex comes to your rescue… right before your final plunge down a treacherous 84-foot waterfall."

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Jurassic Park: The Ride first opened at Universal Studios Hollywood in 1996, and was one of the largest additions in the park's history at the time.  Due to the popularity of the first Jurassic Park film, the ride received international press coverage and was a massive hit for the park.

The ride, which features a large shoot-the-chute style drop at the end, was cloned for both Islands of Adventure in Florida and Universal Studios Japan as well.

Make sure to get your final rides in before Jurassic Park: The Ride closes on September 3rd, I'm really looking forward to the new version of the ride!