Universal Studios Hollywood has revealed the first details of “Jurassic World – The Ride,” which will open this Summer.
Jurassic World – The Ride will immerse guests into newly themed environments and new animatronic dinosaurs, including some all-new fan favorites featured in the Jurassic World films.
This ride is being reimagined under the direction of the award-winning and inspired minds at Universal Creative, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Universal Pictures, and acclaimed filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow, and Frank Marshall.
The state-of-the-art attraction will debut an original storyline that takes place within the theme park as depicted in Jurassic World – featuring additional new dinosaurs from the film, lush scenic design, and ground-breaking technology that has yet to be experienced within a theme park.
Currently, the ride’s aesthetics is being worked on to fit the blue & silver from the Jurassic World films – moving away from the original film’s red and yellow. A fresh, new entry statement, stonework landscaping and a contemporary redesign of the iconic pillars illuminated with billowing flames will support a prominent “Jurassic World” marquee logo.
The queue-line videos will engage guests, featuring facts and information about the dinosaurs within the ride and will set the tone for the adventure ahead, as guests learn more about the dinosaurs they may encounter.
As far as the ride encounter, here are some bits from the official press release from Universal:
Once aboard specially designed rafts, guests will navigate the lush environs of dense vegetation, traversing new areas besieged with towering dinosaurs meandering just an arm’s length away from visitors. Encounters with such docile creatures as the Stegosaurus and Parasaurolophus will quickly turn awry as predatory Velociraptors and Dilophosaurus begin to wreak havoc, turning guests from spectators to prey. When the Tyrannosaurus rex begins to battle one of the attraction’s new behemoth dinosaurs, the rafts will spill down a treacherous 84-foot waterfall as the sole means of escape.
Located adjacent to the ride will be a new elaborately themed “Raptor Encounter” where Blue, the beloved Velociraptor from the Jurassic World franchise, and her beta Raptors will engage guests. In addition, a new interactive “Dino Play” area will incorporate educational components within an inspired space where children of all ages can partake in excavations and investigate giant dinosaur fossils.