Universal’s Revamped Jurassic World Ride Is Here And It’s Nothing Like You Remember

Out with the old and in with the much scarier.

If you’ve been in L.A. long enough, chances are you’ve at some point rode the Jurassic Park ride at Universal Studios. The very popular dinosaur attraction left guests dripping wet and trembling in fear since 1996 – however like all great things, the ride’s reign came to an end after its closure last September. Though it was an old-time classic who’s charm (and smell) brought back fond childhood memories, it was beginning to scream ‘yesteryear’ more than it did ‘fear.’

In less than a year, the movie-ran theme park managed to revamp the famous ride so that it would not only reflect modern times but also recent year’s blockbuster storylines. Expect the same group of diverse reptiles that we’ve fallen in love with throughout the epic saga just now, from an entirely new perspective… literally.

Haven’t watched the most recent Jurrasic World movie? Don’t you worry – after about 30 seconds inside of one the updated and modernized grey vehicles, you’ll get the gist of what’s going on. The attraction’s new aquarium observatory at the beginning of the ride – equipped with screen “portals” that almost look like real life – allows you to catch a glimpse of the massive crocodile-like Mosasaurs swimming around and above you in its tank. All is fine right up to the moment that the giant apex predator loses his cool and smashes into the glass, shattering it.

We don’t want to give away too much of the excitement but be prepared to run into a ton of dinosaurs, the adorable velociraptor Blue, and possibly even Chris Pratt (though for story’s sake – he’ll be Owen Grady!) Though Jurassic Park will be missed, the all-new Jurassic World attraction has all the adrenalin, scare and drench-filled moments rollercoaster and dinosaur lovers alike desire.


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