Jurassic Park: The Ride (Universal Studios Hollywood) facts for kids
|Jurassic Park: The Ride|
The final splashdown of the ride
|Type||Shoot the Chute|
|Lift system||3 chain lifts|
|Drop||85 ft (26 m)|
|Length||1,900 ft (580 m)|
|Speed||50 mph (80 km/h)|
|Max vertical angle||51°|
|Capacity||3,000 riders per hour|
|Height restriction||42 in (107 cm)|
Universal Express available
Single rider line available
Jurassic Park: The Ride is a water-based amusement ride based on the Steven Spielberg film Jurassic Park and Michael Crichton's novel of the same name which the film is based on located at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida and Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, Japan. It was formerly located at Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California.
The ride was researched and built as the film was still in its production phase and opened at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 21, 1996. Duplicates of the ride have since been built at Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Japan under Jurassic Park River Adventure. A river rapids ride version of the attraction, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, opened at Universal Studios Singapore in 2010.
Among the guests in attendance at the ride's grand opening celebration in 1996 were film cast members Jeff Goldblum, Ariana Richards, and Joseph Mazzello. Steven Spielberg also attended the opening, but requested that he be let off of the attraction before the 85-foot (26 m) drop.
On August 12, 1996, Universal launched an online game titled Jurassic Park – The Ride Online Adventure, to promote the ride.
On May 10, 2018, Universal Studios Hollywood announced that its version of the ride would be closing on September 3, 2018 for a 9 month long renovation to transform the ride into a new attraction based on the Jurassic World line of films in the franchise. This version is slated to debut in 2019 and will include all new animatronics and special effects.
Dinosaurs featured in the rides
- Ultrasaurus, bigger than Brachiosaurus
- Tyrannosaurus Rex
Jurassic Park in the Dark
During Universal Studios Hollywood's annual "Halloween Horror Nights", the ride was temporarily renamed "Jurassic Park in the Dark." Most of the lights inside the Environmental Systems Building near the end of the ride were turned off. In addition, the ride's original soundtrack transitioned into Welcome to the Jungle by Guns 'N Roses.
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