Universal Hollywood upgrading Jurassic Park ride to Jurassic World
The countdown to the extinction of the Jurassic Park Ride begins as Universal Studios Hollywood has announced they will excavate the site in preparation for the 2019 arrival of a brand new Jurassic World ride, inspired by Universal Pictures’ blockbuster film franchise. The fan favorite Jurassic Park—The Ride will officially become extinct on September 3, 2018. If you won’t be able to take the plunge on the ride again before it closes, you can watch a video of the experience in the player below!
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 upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom arrives in theaters on June 22.