Big news was just announced out of Universal Studios Hollywood this past week. Jurassic park River Adventure is set to be closing in September this ye
Big news was just announced out of Universal Studios Hollywood this past week. Jurassic park River Adventure is set to be closing in September this year to make way for a brand new groundbreaking new attraction; Jurassic World the Ride. Heres the teaser they sent to us !
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Also in the official news release statement we were told this,
“Drawing from the favorite elements of the original “Jurassic Park—The Ride,” this
next-generation thrill ride will be a fully reimagined iteration of the ground-breaking
adventure, elevating every facet of the experience. With the introduction of never-before-
seen dinosaurs, enhanced storytelling, lush scenic design, an entirely new color scheme and
uncompromised state-of the art technology, the ride will capture elements never experienced
within a theme park.”
Now we don’t know what the ride itself will be like yet, and we probably won’t know to much until construction is underway. In the news release we were hinted at “drawing from the favorite elements of the original ride” which to me indicates maybe they aren’t tearing the old ride down but just updating it? I myself am a huge fan of this ride, ( Both here and the Florida version ) and would hate to see the whole attraction be demolished. But with the new rides universal has been producing I am certain it will be another major hit attraction.
Here is the official full statement related to us!
“In 1996, Universal Studios Hollywood redefined theme park thrill rides with the
unprecedented introduction of “Jurassic Park—The Ride,” based on three-time Academy
Award ® winner Steven Spielberg’s epic film. Hailed as a technological achievement of
triumph and wizardry, the ride featured newly debuted principles of hydraulic physics,
mechanics and space-age robotics. Working in partnership with scientists, palaeontologists
and aerospace engineers, Universal Creative—the team that develops Universal theme park
rides—brought to life one of the most compelling rides ever created. Life-sized and lifelike
animatronic dinosaurs, some towering over five-stories high, freely roamed the earth at
Universal Studios Hollywood.
Twenty-two years later—and after sending millions of guests back to the Jurassic era
for menacing face-to- face encounters with such predators as Stegosaurus,
Parasaurolophus, Dilophosaurus, Velociraptors and the Tyrannosaurus rex—“Jurassic
Park—The Ride” will become extinct in preparation for a new, next-generation experience
that’s even more immersive and technologically advanced. The new ride will pay homage to
Jurassic Park and will reimagine this landmark film franchise for theme park guests. The
Jurassic Cove restaurant and Jurassic Outfitters retail store also will close with the attraction
and reopen with the new experience in 2019.
“The one thing that the history of evolution has taught us is that life finds a way” was
famously uttered by Jurassic Park’s Dr. Ian Malcom. In the spirit of this pledge, Universal
Studios Hollywood is rallying guests and fans to visit The Entertainment Capital of L.A. as it
celebrates this epic ride and prepares for the arrival of the “Jurassic World Ride.”
Plus, in honor of the blockbuster action-adventure that brought dinosaurs out of
extinction a quarter century ago, Universal Studios Hollywood in partnership with Universal
Pictures and Amblin Entertainment will host the Jurassic Park 25 th Anniversary Celebration
on Friday, May 11; Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13. To learn more and to purchase
tickets to this highly coveted event, please visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com/JP25.
More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com.”
So there it is! Make sure to grab your last ride on Jurassic Park before it closes its doors forever on September 3rd 2018.
As always stay tuned for more new and exciting news in the themepark industry!