You’re the Prey on Universal Studios Hollywood’s Jurassic World: The Ride
There’s something on the way, and it’s scarier than a Carnotaurus.
Jurassic World—The Ride, a reimagined version of Universal Studios Hollywood’s classic Jurassic Park: The Ride, is set to debut this summer.
New details about the updated flume ride were just released, and Universal Studios Hollywood claims the ride will have “ground-breaking technology” never been experienced within a theme park — and among Universal’s creature-filled adventure beyond Hogwarts Castle, Butterbeer ice cream and 3-D "Transformers" attacks, that’s saying a lot.
The ride should be deftly similar to what you’d see in "Jurassic Park"-inspired films on the big screen since directors Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow are both involved in the attraction as well, which envelops original ideas from the 1993 blockbuster movie within the new trilogy.
The original Jurassic Park: The Ride closed in September and has been under repair since, adding high-tech additions to the ride, special effects and even some familiar on-camera faces. Universal Studios Hollywood has even updated the range of dinosaurs within the ride to include special creatures from the "Jurassic World" films, so if that 84-foot drop wasn’t terrifying enough, a Tyrannosaurus rex fighting one of the movie’s massive beasts surely will be.
Given that the "Jurassic World" film series has already landed among the highest-grossing movies of all time, every bit of the attraction — from the redesigned queue to the new high-tech surprises — should blow fans away when it opens this summer.
An official opening date for the first-ever "Jurassic World" attraction will be announced soon, but there’s more on the way than just a ride. A re-themed Raptor Encounter area will allow guests to meet a set of Velociraptors from the films, including Blue, while a dinosaur-themed play area will let kids excavate and dig for fossils.
A third film in the "Jurassic World" trilogy, following 2015’s "Jurassic World" and 2018’s "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," is set to be released in 2021.