While Universal Studios Hollywood is busy celebrating the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park, they also announced major changes happening to Jurassic Park The Ride. The watery raft adventure that takes passengers through dinosaur infested terrain will be evolving soon.

Universal Studios Hollywood announced Thursday that Jurassic Park The Ride will be closing it’s gates. A remodel is scheduled to begin when the ride closes on September 3rd and is set to re-open sometime in 2019. While they tease that “extinction is coming,” they also remind us that “life finds a way.”

This new life will be themed after Jurassic World starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Word is the ride will be an epic adventure!


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The official release goes on to say:

“On this river-raft adventure, get doused as a colossal Mosasaurus dives for its great white shark snack. But the real danger lies ahead when the brutal Indominus rex escapes its enclosure. Be prepared when a 50-foot Tyrannosaurus rex comes to your rescue… right before your final plunge down a treacherous 84-foot waterfall.”

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Jurassic Park The Ride opened in 1996, just three years after the original film. Many of the dinosaurs featured tower over four stories high and include fan favorite, the T-Rex. At the time, the technology for bringing the dinos to life was cutting-edge. Paleontologists, scientists and engineers alike consulted to help make the creatures as authentic as possible. The upcoming design based on the newest films in the franchise are state-of-the-art as well. This will not only include the dinosaurs, but also enhanced storytelling, scenic design, and a new color scheme.


“God help us, we’re in the hands of engineers.”


The Universal Studios Hollywood theme park is calling all fans to take the plunge on the original thrill-ride before it closes in September. Their “Countdown to Extinction” begins this weekend with three days worth of exhibits, special guests, giveaways, and a screening of Jurassic Park. 

The fifth film in the series, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is scheduled for release on June 22nd.