25 years ago, Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment brought dinosaurs out of extinction. Steven Spielberg launched a generation-defining franchise worthy of the name Jurassic when he adapted Michael Crichton’s novel to the big screen and into the hearts of millions. With groundbreaking special effects and unforgettable characters, Jurassic Park inspired a 4 (soon to be 5) film franchise as well as multiple rides. It’s no wonder Jurassic Park has spanned 25 years with no end in sight!


In honor of this quarter-of-a-century anniversary, Universal Studios Hollywood has spared no expense in hosting the ultimate Jurassic Park Anniversary bash on Friday, May 11th and Saturday, May 12th. Here’s the low-down on what’s included in the specially ticketed event:

Enjoy special exhibits, themed photo ops, a fan costume show, live entertainment, giveaways, character sightings, exclusive after-hours access to face off against a 50-foot T. Rex on Jurassic Park® – The Ride, and much more.

That “much more” includes a special anniversary screening in the newly redesigned Universal Cinema in CityWalk, hanging out with roaming raptors, getting up close and personal with some of the film’s original props, including the Gyrosphere from the most recent installment, and even some sneak peeks of what’s to come in the future of Jurassic Park. Keep a look out for specialty food and interactive demos but remember to say the magic word!

Tickets for this special event are running $69 a pop, though there is a combo deal for $129 if you want to spend the day at the park and the night dancing your fossils off at the celebration.

The event is an after hours exclusive ticket, and begins at 5:30pm and ends at 12:40am on the 11th and 5:00pm to 12:00am on the 12th. There are limited tickets available, so be sure to get yours before they go extinct!


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