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There are three distinct variations of Velociraptor which were cloned by InGen, not counting sexual dimorphism seen within each individual version. However, despite the surface level variations, each sub-species remains relatively similiar in terms of physical attributes. Each species is roughly 6 feet tall…

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First Look at Universal Hollywood’s New Dinosaur Animatronics from Jurassic World the Ride

Summer is here, and the ever elusive opening date for Jurassic World the Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood draws closer and closer. While the exact date has yet to be revealed, the brand new attraction opens sometime this Summer, and the marketing continues to amp up. In a new behind the scenes feature, details from the ride are teased, and we’re given our first peak at some of this river adventures tantalizing dinosaurs — check it out below!

While the video doesn’t go into much new detail if you’ve been following the updates closely, the appearance of dinosaurs – particularly the Indominus Rex – are brand new. In the video Jon Corfino – part of the Universal creative team – does reveal that Blue the Velociraptor will indeed feature within the ride, and hints at the much expected showdown between the Indominus and Tyrannosaurus Rex within the rides climax. Jon also talks about the innovative new part of the ride which will mix practical and screen based elements to bring the gigantic Mosasaurus to life.

We’re also given a peek at the returning Dilophosaurus and Parasaurolophus, both legacy dinosaurs from its original Jurassic Park ride iteration. While not featured in the video, it’s been confirmed that the mother and baby Stegosaurus will also return, though we’re unsure on how the animatronics and designs may have been updated for the Jurassic World rebrand. As previously mentioned, Blue will make her debut in the ride, but we’re also hopeful her more deadly and wild counterparts from Jurassic Park will also reappear.

While there is no date for the rides opening yet, many areas of the Jurassic section are now open, such as Jurassic Outfitters, Jurassic Cafe, and the brand-new Isla-Nu-Bar. While the new Raptor Encounter has yet to open its paddock gates, that experience is expected to roar to life soon – so stay tuned for more updates!

What do you think of the new Jurassic World ride at Universal Studios Hollywood, and do you plan to visit once it opens? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to keep your eyes on Jurassic Outpost for more updates!


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20 thoughts on “First Look at Universal Hollywood’s New Dinosaur Animatronics from Jurassic World the Ride

  1. That video provided zero useful information on the new ride. Ooh animatronics? Expected. But how is the ride different? Telling us that it’s now Jurassic World instead of Jurassic Park is as useful as saying that the ride will have dinosaurs. No actual answer provided. Lamest interview ever.

  2. First thought was is there video vs animatronics throughout? This is what made the original ride along with the narration sequence but to simply watch a video of a dinosaur i can stay home and see history channel no draw there for me. I went twenty two times over the course of two years including the last day of the original ride lets hope its as impactful because new technology of just watching something even if its in 5th D for me really inst impressive. So fingers crossed for great creatures and great narration. Oh and fingers crossed for no disneyfication of the ride where the main actor just makes an appearance in it unless its Buffet with his margaritas thats alright by me.

    1. I LOVE this! I don’t know if you’re serious, but this perfectly reflects the whole what is canon thing going on in the fan community. (By the way, anything in the movies themselves is the only canon, everything else are supplemental what-ifs)

  3. Terrible that they will not give an opening date. We scheduled our vacation months ahead of time. We figured it would be open for the 4th of July, but it looks like we will miss it.

  4. I’m very sad the ride will not be opening. I planned my vacation so we could experience it. Waste of time and money. I would of waited if I would of known the ride was not going to open in the Summer like they stated.

  5. I’m very sad the ride will not be opening. I planned my trip so we could experience it. Waste of time and money. I would of waited if I would of known the ride was not going to open in the Summer like they stated. Great job!

  6. I’m very sad the ride will not be opening. I planned my trip so we could experience it. Waste of time and money. I would of waited if I would of known the ride was not going to open in the Summer like they stated. Great job!

  7. I am very sad the ride will not be opening on the date I had assumed it would open. I spent money on an assumption and did not wait for an official date since I thought I knew better. Let me now blame Universal and not myself. Since summer is just the first week of July.

  8. I find rides to be… Degrading, in a way. I am sure children will love it though. I don’t need to be entertained by anyone but myself.

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