Rides & Attractions

Jurassic Park: The Ride, otherwise known as Jurassic Park River Adventure at Islands of Adventure, is a water-based amusement ride based on Jurassic Park, which is located at Universal Studios Hollywood. The ride was researched and built as the film was still in its production phase and opened on June 21, 1996. Duplicates of the ride have since been built at Islands of Adventure in Orlando, and Universal Studios Japan. Universal Studios Singapore opened a river rapids version of the ride in 2010.


At the grand opening celebration of the ride in 1996, cast members Jeff Goldblum, Ariana Richards, Joseph Mazzello and director Steven Spielberg were in attendance, with Spielberg requesting that he be let off the ride before the 84-foot drop.

On August 12, 1996, Universal launched an online game titled Jurassic Park – The Ride Online Adventure, to promote the ride.

The ride features a number of animatronic dinosaurs – some not seen in the films: Ultrasaurus, Psittacosaurus, Stegosaurus, Compsognathus, Parasaurolophus, Dilophosaurus, Velociraptor, and Tyrannosaurus rex.