Jurassic World: The Ride opens at Universal Studios Hollywood this summer. It’s a revamp of the original Jurassic Park: The Ride, incorporating dinosaurs from the new movies and potentially up the thrills.
The original Jurassic Park attraction at Universal Studios, which opened in 1996 and ran until September 2018, featured a river boat meandering through exhibits of peaceful dinosaurs, before taking a sharp turn and ending up in a facility where raptors and a Tyrannosaurus rex have escaped.
The revamped ride centers around a new storyline that takes place on the day the Indominus rex escapes from its enclosure and wreaks havoc throughout the park. In addition to the Indominus rex, the aquatic Mosasaurus will make an appearance in a “ three-million gallon glass encased Aquarium Observatory tank,” or in reality, a high-def TV screen.
Universal Studios also revealed that the original attraction’s Tyrannosaurus rex will go head to head with one of the new dinosaurs, locked in vicious Jurassic battle. Fight, fight, fight!
In addition to the new dinosaurs, the waiting area will feature interactive videos about the dinosaurs. Nearby will be a Raptor Encounter area, where park guests can meet Blue the velociraptor from the Jurassic World movies, and a Dino Play area for younger children.
The teaser for the upcoming attraction reveals the Indominus rex storming through Hollywood back lots, with a glimpse of the actual ride towards the very end. We can see the large screen with the Mosasaurus, as the river boats slosh around.
There is no specific date for the ride to open its doors, though it will likely be sometime this summer. In the meanwhile, experience the old Jurassic Park ride through the wonders of first-person YouTube ridethroughs.