Jurassic Park is a staple of blockbuster filmmaking, awing and inspiring audiences of all ages across the world to this day – not to mention its huge impact in 1993, redefining what can be achieved with visual effects and paving the way for CG to become commonplace in today’s movies. Jurassic Park’s impact is long lasting, and wide reaching – but its name is soon to just be a distant memory, as Jurassic World roars in as the new permanent franchise moniker.
While it’s yet to be officially confirmed, the rumor mill has long pointed to Jurassic Park at Islands of Adventure for an upcoming Jurassic World retheme. Reportedly, Universal Parks teetered back and forth on the idea, considering Jurassic World for their upcoming ‘fourth gate’ in Orlando and saving Jurassic Park at IOA. However, Universal has apparently opted NOT to include Jurassic in any capacity within the upcoming new park (barring major last minute changes) and will put their focus on Islands of Adventure for everyone’s dinosaur needs.
Objectively, a ‘Jurassic World’ rebrand isn’t a bad thing (although I find the more adventure infused safari resort look of Park to be more unique, compared to World which reflects Universal’s City Walk) – it makes sense, as it’s the name the current film saga and merchandising all share. While Jurassic Park certainly isn’t unfamiliar to younger fans, World is the more relevant brand identifier at this time. In fact, Universal Studios Beijing is doing some incredible things with the Jurassic World branding – building a replica of Main Street, the Innovation Center, Aviary, and heavily themed innovative roller coaster that will cut through Jurassic themed mountainsides – check out the artwork below!
However, the plans for Islands of Adventure are far more limited – primarily due to the Jurassic Park land being blocked in by the new Harry Potter and Kong sections, both of which took expansion plots originally planned for Jurassic. This limited space has created the inability to create all new Jurassic attractions at the scale of other headlining properties, like those seen within the Wizarding World rides. As such, the roller coaster coming to Islands of Adventure (which has yet to be officially announced) is reportedly not a heavily themed coaster, simply putting the focus on thrills over an authentic dinosaur filled movie based experience.
In fact, you can learn a lot more about the upcoming coaster from theme park enthusiast Alicia Stella within this video!
While that video is a few months old, the information is believed to be accurate – and now work within the park corroborates it, albeit circumstantially.
Construction walls are up around the Jurassic Park/Discovery Center waterfront. Guests can not access the area from any point. The Discovery Center is still open and can be entered thru the top level. pic.twitter.com/rdQULcZepQ
Essentially, we’re looking at a steel coaster with numerous tight twists and turns to make use of the smaller area it can expand across. Its starting location will see the coaster launching and intersecting itself numerous times before it shoots out in front of the Discover Center, over the lagoon and then eventually loops back again. While the track layout is far more complex, the rough surface area can be observed here:
As stated earlier, the upcoming coasters theming is rumored to be minimal to nonexistent – which is too bad, as it was originally concepted as a coaster that would traverse through mountainsides, with the insides themed to amber mines. That idea could easily be applied to Fallen Kingdom’s volcanic disaster theme, taking inspiration from Disney’s Expedition Everest ride, all while using the current track layout as we’ve roughed together in this mock-up down below:
While these new changes coming to Jurassic Park are exciting as the area itself is in desperate need of a modern makeover and new attractions, it’s hard not to be a little bit disappointed by what’s been reported. I can travel to any park and experience a great roller coaster – but the Universal Parks are the only place that can truly offer a chance to step inside the diverse an exciting Jurassic World, and bring dinosaur thrills to life within state of the art rides, making us believe those animals are alive once again – and ready to eat us if we’re not careful.
If there was room for further expansion, I’d more accepting of a thrill coaster with minimal theming coming to Jurassic – but fans of all ages who love the films, or simply want a authentic adventure alongside prehistoric flora and fauna are sure to be left wanting more if the plans carry forward as is. Fingers crossed this coaster surprises, and infuses itself the state of the art dark ride elements for the ultimate Jurassic experience.
Be sure to stay tuned for all the latest Jurassic news, and as always, sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think about the changes coming to Islands of Adventure!
Walmart released a commerical during the Golden Globes this past Sunday for their new grocery pickup service, which allows customers to order groceries online and have it delivered to their car. By the end of 2019, Walmart hopes to have 2,140 online grocery pickup sites. The promotional commercial released features iconic vehicles from TV shows and movies such as the Batmobile, the Ghostbusters ambulance, Knight Rider Firebird, Dumb & Dumber “Mutt Cutts” van, Scooby Doo Mystery Machine and most importantly, the Ford Explorer from Jurassic Park.
“We not only picked famous cars from iconic movies we knew would be instantly recognizable to our customers — and launched the campaign during one of the film industry’s most popular awards shows — but we also worked with a variety of different Hollywood studios to gain access to these vehicles,” Messing explained. “This helped ensure the famous cars looked just like what our customers knew from the films, while demonstrating the ease, speed and convenience of the service and that it’s for everyone, regardless of what car you drive.”
Below, please enjoy the 90 second commerical from Walmart featuring the Jurassic Park Ford Explorer and compys!
What do you think of Walmart using the classic Jurassic Park Ford Explorer in their advertisement? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.
Jurassic Park joins over 700 classic movies in the National Film Registry Collection hosted by the Library of Congress. The Registry is a list of films deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” that are recommended for preservation by those holding the best elements for that film, be it motion picture studios, the Library of Congress and other archives, or filmmakers.
These films are not selected as the ‘best’ American films of all time, but rather as works of enduring importance to American culture. Each year, 25 films are selected to be added to the Registry for preservation. This year, Jurassic Park was selected to join this elite group of films!
Among the 25 movies chosen this year are Cinderella (1950), My Fair Lady, The Shining, Brokeback Mountain, and more. While not the newest on the list, Jurassic Park does top out as the highest grossing film of the nominations this time around.
This is the 30th year of the existence for the Registry and the additions this year grow the list to 750. Check out the full list at the website below for the ones added this year and in years past. Fun Fact: A film fragment called The Newark Athlete made in 1891 is the oldest title on the Registry. It runs just a few seconds in length.
Do you have any other favorite films on the list? Do you have any suggestions for what movies should be nominated next year? The general public is actually encouraged to submit recommendations through the online form located here. Maybe we can get some more Jurassic movies in the mix!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and while Jurassic may be a Summer film series, the merchandise goes hand and hand with the snowmen and long shopping lines. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, Christmas, or otherwise, there is no short supply of dino-themed gifts out there.
We’ve accumulated a list of some of our top picks of Jurassic World merchandise, perfect for fans of all ages to make your shopping easier:
Fallen Kingdom Blu-ray & DVD
This one is a given, and odds are you already own one of its many releases. However if you’ve yet to pick a copy up, or are buying for another lucky fan, here are some of our top version choices.
Celebrate the legacy of Jurassic Park by bringing home a piece of history with this exclusive limited edition 1:1 prop replica of John Hammond’s Amber Cane, cast from an original studio prop with an expertly crafted finish. Special Jurassic Park logo plaque, hanger clip, and wall mount hardware included.
This official prop from Chronicle Collectibles is exclusively sold at Paradise Collectibles, and is limited to 1000 units. Check out this review from our friends at Jurassic Collectibles!
Who doesn’t love when LEGO combines its forces with dinosaurs, especially Jurassic Park dinosaurs? These LEGO sets are sure to provide long brick building fun for fans of all ages, and are primarily based upon moments from the latest Jurassic World. The following sets are our top picks from the line, varying in price:
Get ready for thrilling action and adventure with Jurassic World! Thrash ‘n Throw Tyrannosaurus Rex is in the style of the fan-favorite character from the original Jurassic Park. Now she’s back and better than ever with awesome action features! In addition to authentic sculpt and decoration, Thrash ‘n Throw Tyrannosaurus Rex has sound effect features like chomping and stomping, an impressive roar and a HUGE bite. Use the tail activation to open mouth and pick up other human and dinosaur action figures, and then thrash and throw them across the room! Recreate all your favorite epic dinosaur action scenes from the movie, but watch out—this Tyrannosaurus Rex is ready for a fight!
Get ready for thrilling action and adventure with Jurassic World! Mosasaurus, the colossal swimming creature, is back again and makes a bigger splash than ever in the film! This action figure is inspired by the movie and comes in a massive size that will thrill fans! Mosasaurus features authentic textured skin, realistic sculpting and articulation that makes this colossal creature come to life! Colors and decorations may vary. Are you the ultimate dinosaur expert? Download the Jurassic World Facts app to bring your Mattel Jurassic World dinosaur figures to life and learn fun facts!
Get ready for thrilling action and adventure with Jurassic World! When an Indoraptor escapes at Lockwood Estate, no man, woman, child, or animal will be safe during his hunt—especially with his night-vision capabilities! An abomination hybrid of the villainous Indominus Rex and the vicious Velociraptor, Indoraptor is the most terrifying and deadliest dinosaur ever masterminded—the latest brainchild of Dr. Wu. Inspired by the film, Grab ‘n Growl Indoraptor wreaks havoc and fear with his mere presence. His ominous features include red eyes that light up and glow, slick black scales, long arms with dagger-like claws and extra articulation that he will use to catch anyone that crosses him. And watch out for his huge terrifying SCREECH and realistic dinosaur sound effects! To activate, slide the switch located on the tail for grabbing action and lights and sounds; push the button for chomping action and lights and sounds; and move the tail around for thrashing action! Act out ferocious battle scenes with Grab ‘n Growl Indoraptor and relive all the exciting adventure and terror of the movie!
Get ready for thrilling action and adventure with Jurassic World! Roarivores dinosaur action figures are inspired by the movie and feature push button sound activation and signature attack moves iconic to their respective species. Play out movie action scenes with signature attack moves like chomping, biting and head butting. Figures also include articulated arms and legs, realistic sculpting and authentic decoration. Choose from Triceratops, Baryonyx, Metriacanthosaurus, Allosaurus, and more!
(Note, subject to availablity – MSRP is $14.99 but third party retailers may charge more)
Get ready for thrilling action and adventure with Jurassic World! These Battle Damage dinosaur action figures have a spring-loaded damage panel feature that snaps back on impact to reveal the battle wound! Kids will love battling it out again and again to see the results. Just reset the Battle Damage action figure to play out favorite action battles from the movie again and again! Choose from Battle Damage Stiggy, Battle Damage Velociraptor Blue, Battle Damage Pachycephalosaurus, Battle Damage Herrerasaurus, Battle Damage Gallimimus and more!
(Note, subject to availability – Basic dino MSRP is $9.99 but third party retailers may charge more)
The Jurassic World Legacy Collection roars into action celebrating classic moments, themes and characters from the blockbuster film franchise! These dinosaur action figures feature articulated arms and legs, realistic sculpting and authentic decoration. Each dinosaur also has an action feature unique to its character and species like chomping, jumping, flapping or spitting! Choose from ramming Pachycephalosaurus, spitting Dilophosaurus, flapping Pteranodon, leaping Velociraptor and biting young Tyrannosaurus Rex action figures.
(Note, subject to availability – Basic dino MSRP is $9.99 but third party retailers may charge more)
Get ready for thrilling action and adventure with Jurassic World! These Attack Pack dinosaurs are inspired by the movie and are known to herd, hunt and attack in packs. Each Attack Pack dinosaur figure includes five points of articulation, realistic sculpting and authentic decoration. Choose from Velociraptor Blue, Green Velociraptor, Dilophosaurus, Gallimimus and Dimorphodon. Each sold separately, subject to availability. Colors and decorations may vary. Are you the ultimate dinosaur expert? Download the Jurassic World Facts app to bring your Mattel Jurassic World dinosaur figures to life and learn fun facts!
(Note, subject to availability – Basic dino MSRP is $7.99 but third party retailers may charge more)
Get ready for thrilling action and adventure with Jurassic World! These Action Attack dinosaur figures capture the ultimate movie action with their unique action-attack features! Add realistic sculpting and authentic decoration, and these Action Attack dinosaurs come to life ready for dinosaur action! Choose from Action Attack Carnotaurus (press button to make the head strike forward and jaws chomp) and Action Attack Stegosaurus (press a spine plate to trigger the tail swipe).
(Note, subject to availability – Basic dino MSRP is $19.99 but third party retailers may charge more)
Get ready for thrilling action and adventure with Jurassic World! These action figures are inspired by characters in the film and feature realistic sculpts at 3 ¾” action scale. Each comes with an accessory or dinosaur action figure so kids play out their favorite Jurassic World moments. Choose from Owen and Baby Blue or the Mercenary and Dimorphodon. Relive all the action and adventure of the movie with these action figures!
(Note, subject to availability – Basic figure MSRP is $7.99 but third party retailers may charge more)
Get ready for thrilling action and adventure with Jurassic World! fan favorite character, Velociraptor Blue is ferociously cute and comes in a kid-sized Ginormous scale that is approximately 3 feet tall and over 4 feet long from nose to tail! this Ginormous Velociraptor Blue figure is made of soft plush material and features realistic eye detail, sculpted claws on her arms and feet and a big Blue streak on her body, of course! kids will love hugging and cuddling with this kid-sized Ginormous fan favorite plush figure!
Take control of operations on the legendary islands of the Muertes archipelago and experience the majesty and danger of awe-inspiring dinosaurs. Every choice you make between Entertainment, Science and Security Divisions influences your journey through an unfolding narrative and decades of Jurassic lore.
The Knitted Christmas Sweater Preorder is officially licensed Jurassic Park merchandise. You can be confident that it will be of the highest quality and give you that warm, fuzzy feeling that only comes from supporting the creators.
Hold on to your butts! These dioramas created by Peter Hui showcase some of the Jurassic franchise’s most iconic and memorable moments. As you can see, the level of detail put into these pieces is overwhelming.
Peter says creating each diorama takes around about 3 to 7 months, depending on the size and the complexity of the scene. “Each diorama goes through the process of planning the layout of the diorama, searching for production photos of the set, digitally sculpting dinosaurs and characters, fabricating elements to populate the scene and building the diorama itself. It is a pretty long process indeed!”
Peter says his fascination with creating dioramas such as these stems from an early age. “When I was young, I had a fascination of toy window displays because in that little space, they create an entirely new world and I’d stare at them, soaking in the sense of adventure and danger. These toy window displays inspired me because they have somehow been able to capture the emotion and translate them visually. When I create each diorama, I hope to capture the emotion we had when we first saw the film, the sense of danger, suspense or even wonder. However, when we watch the film, we are in a constrained to the confines of the movie frame, but with the diorama, I am allowed to view the same scene from various angles which allows me to appreciate the scene even more.”
It is easy to understand what Peter means. Not only do see every angle when you craft something as intricate as what Peter has made, but you also get insight into the mind of the director when they set up their original shot in the movie. Every little detail is there for a reason and making dioramas like Peter’s showcase those details phenomenally.
One of the most intricate pieces he has made is the classic Jurassic World scene of Owen with his velociraptor pack. Peter said, “That diorama was the first time when I had 3D sculpted and printed all the dinosaurs and characters. It wasn’t some existing figurine which I modified, it was done entirely by me. What made so special to me was that suddenly, I realised that I could create any scene I wanted to. The sense of creative freedom to relive the emotions I felt when I first watch the Jurassic films.”
Peter plans on creating more scenes like these, but first has to decide what scene he wants to do next. Be on the lookup for the Baryonyx scene from Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom or the raptor feeding scene from Jurassic Park. He hopes to display his pieces in a museum or for a Jurassic event in the future. See behind the scenes photos and some of his other work at the link below.
One of this Summer’s largest blockbusters Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has now released on digital and DVD/Blu-Ray, and with the Box Office numbers currently making it the fourth highest grossing movie domestically this year, it’s no surprise that the third movie in the Jurassic World trilogy is already in the works.
Set for release on June 11 2021, Jurassic World 3 is being penned by Colin Trevorrow and newcomer Emily Carmichael, who is best known for her work on Pacific Rim: Uprising.
Today Colin shared a photo of Emily and himself in France, where they met to discuss the sequel’s story.
While the photo’s intention is not to reveal anything about the story, what’s interesting is that Colin referred to the movie as Jurassic Park 6.
The Jurassic World trilogy stands as a reboot of a once popular franchise and successfully brought it back into mainstream culture. Reboot by definition does not mean remake, and the films continue on the same timeline established in the original trilogy. Dr. Henry Wu and Dr. Ian Malcolm are two characters from the original trilogy that have returned in the new movies, and this small nod by Colin could mean that we will see an even deeper connection to the original Jurassic Park in Emily and Colin’s story.
Not to mention the numerous hints being given by variouscast members, it seems likely that paleobotanist Dr. Ellie Sattler may return. But of course, that’s just speculation.
“You can’t put it back in the box!” The ending of Fallen Kingdom sees dinosaurs now spread across the world, owned by various parties and being used for a varying number of tasks. And as Mill’s put it, there is no going back – not just with the animals, but the technology to make new ones.
What’s in store for Jurassic Park 6? There is a world of possibilities for where Emily and Colin could take the story, but one thing’s for sure: this will be the closing film in the current trilogy.
For more from Emily Carmichael, be sure to give her short film Stryka a watch, which she wrote and directed.
Where do you hope they take Jurassic World 3? Are you happy that we may be leaving the islands for good? Let us know your hopes for the sequel in the comments section below!
Just in time for the holiday season (and let’s be honest, do we even really need a reason?), Classic Stills have released a set of high quality prints of famous Jurassic Park scenes. In total, there are eleven different stills to choose from and three options for sizes. So to answer your next question, yes, I would highly encourage you to purchase thirty-three pictures of Jurassic Park and hang them all over your home.
The available pictures depict scenes of fearsome beasts like velociraptors, T-Rex, and Dr. Ian Malcolm. You can even snag a smiling brachiosaurus!
Classic Stills is a Los Angeles and London-based publisher of rare and iconic photographs. This partnership with Universal Brand Development will be the first time stills from the movie will be available as gallery-quality art prints.
Once you pick a print, you can choose from the available 24″x30″, 16″x20″, or 11″x14″ sizes. Each picture purchased is hand-framed in black wood and comes with a certificate of authenticity. The largest size will run you $495, the second largest is $295, and the smallest is $149. But how can you even begin to put a dollar sign on dinos?
To grab one of these, you will have to be quick! These prints are only being produced in limited numbers and, as of the date of publication, some print sizes have already sold out! Hurry over to Classic Stills at the link below to sink your claws into one of these pictures before they go extinct!
Two iconic scenes from ‘Jurassic Park’ can now be yours to own!
Chronicle Collectibles has revealed two new statues at New York Comic Con! The first limited edition statue features the ‘Rotunda Rex’ in her “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth” pose from the end of ‘Jurassic Park’. It’s in 1:9 scale, which means it’s approximately 24″ tall by 22″ in diameter! If you are a collector of the other Jurassic statues, it’s good to note that this one is in the same scale as Chronicle’s Owen & Blue statue.
The statue features the T.Rex in a roaring pose, the falling “When Dinosaurs Rule the Earth” banner, and dinosaur bones that fell from the ceiling of rotunda. Dinosaur fossils surround the entire outside edge of the base. There’s a great amount of detail in every part of this statue, especially the T.Rex, who even has the battle wounds from the velociraptors!
For all the fans of Dr. Ian Malcolm and the “sexy Malcolm” pose, the second statue is for you! The statue features the injured Dr. Ian Malcolm in his reclined, shirt unbuttoned pose. It’s in 1:4 scale, which makes it approximately 10″ tall by 18″ in diameter. The base features a similar fossil pattern as the ‘Rotunda Rex’ statue, with fossil details all around the outside of the base.
You can place your pre-orders now, and you can expect shipments to go out at the end of 2019. If you want to bring Rexy into your home, it will set you back $1349.99, while “sexy Malcolm” can be yours for $599.99.
Are you planning on adding one of these to your collection? Let us know in the comments!
“The fans asked and Han Cholo has delivered. Since the release of the Officially Licensed Jurassic Park micro collection, there has been a spike in the demand for new Jurassic Park jewelry as well as the most sought after enamel pin, the Jurassic Park Gate pin. The gate was made as an exclusive release for SDCC 2018, but after such a high demand for it Han Cholo decided to re-release it in a different color variant and this pin is here to stay! It is releasing at NYCC 2018 this year and is up for pre-orders right now on their website. This pin features the T-Rex in her on screen color way with the tan grey skin as well as the awesome moving gate doors. Also releasing this month at New York Comic Con will be the T-rex Pendant. This scaled down version of the T-Rex pendant has all the detail of the King of the Dinosaurs. If you’re in the New York area be sure to stop by Booth #241 to check out what Han Cholo has to offer!”
The pin is priced at $15, while the T.Rex pendant is going for $200.
Did you pick up any of the already released JP25 items? If so, what did you think? Sound off in the comments below!
Our good friends at Jurassic Collectables has something very special to share today with the Jurassic fandom. They have recreated the iconic vibrating water glass from 1993’s Jurassic Park with some assistance from Oscar Award winning Michael Lantieri, who worked on the special effects for the film.
After 25 years, Jurassic Collectables has recreated the famous Jurassic Park vibrating glass of water seen in the Main Road Attack. After sourcing the exact same cup used on screen, Jurassic Collectables contacted Michael Lantieri to find out the exact make & pitch of guitar string and the accompanying hardware.
The project involved Jurassic Collectables building a contraption to keep tension in the wire, allowing vibration to travel from the string to the water. See the video for yourself today on Jurassic Collectables.