The Adventures of Curious George / Dino Play

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Have fun at two of Universal’s themed playgrounds.

Whether it be near Jurassic Park or the Adventures of Curious George – you’ll have fun at Universal’s themed playgrounds.

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Description

Universal has two playgrounds located throughout the park – one wet (Curious George), one dry (Dino Play). Themed after Jurassic Park, Curious George and Coca-Cola, you and your child are bound to find something that suits your taste.

Curious George is the only playground which can attract an older group of children because of its size and intensity. Although Curious George has something for all ages, Dino Play is geared toward a very young audience of ages 5 and under only.

Checklist

Duration: Play as long or as little as you want!

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, ask for assistance.

Flash Photography and Video Taping Policy: Sure, why not. Just be careful of the water effects.

Height Restriction: Curious George does not have any restrictions, but Dino Play requires that all guests be under 48″.

Child Friendliness: Your kid will love this! Feel free to bring them along.


Intensity Level – 1/10

By far, one of the least intense attractions at the park. Besides water and some padded balls, your child will feel right at home. Highly recommended for the whole family.

George’s Tips & Tricks

Scheduling: The Adventures of Curious George has specific hours of operation – much like the Studio Tour. Hours for Curious George can be found on park maps or on any schedule board located throughout the park.

Clothes: If you plan on getting wet – bring a swim suit! Also note that shoes are required at all times, so bring a change of shoes or flip-flops – whatever your child is comfortable with. There are lockers located near Curious George and throughout the park that are available for rent, should you need them.

Safety: Be sure to give your child some form of identification (phone number and your name) in the event that they get lost. This simple tip can help an employee can assist in reuniting your family. Just be sure to tell your child what to do!

Restrooms and Changing Rooms: Family changing rooms along with restrooms are located near the playground for your convenience.

Our Take: From the Editors

Is there really much to say beyond the fact that these are simply two playgrounds themed after Universal franchises?

Jon Fu – Inside Universal Editor

Wow, a review of a playground. That’s a first for me.

But in all seriousness, The Adventures of Curious George and Dino Play are both excellently themed playgrounds based off of two Universal franchises: Curious George and Jurassic Park. While really nothing to write home about (again, these are playgrounds), these themed play areas are both an excellent way for you to run your child ragged while you sit down and relax for a few minutes. That’s not to say you should let Universal’s employees babysit your children, but it’s a great way to get a pause from the rush of the theme park world and let your child have fun while doing it.

Supervision is key, and we recommend that you keep an eye on your child at all times. We’ve outlined some safety tips above that you should take to heart – especially the rule requiring some form of footwear.

“Playgrounds? Woo-hoo!”

For those who wish to remain dry, there is also an indoor ball-pit with various air machines that you can use to shoot balls across the room. From what I’ve seen, the kids absolutely love it.

In short, if your child loves playgrounds – be sure to stop by. If not, there’s no worry.


Want more?

Want to learn more about The Adventures of Curious George or about Dino Play? Have a question? Feel free to contact our editors or ask our friendly forum. We look forward to hearing from you.