The Countdown to the extinction of “Jurassic Park—The Ride” begins as Universal Studios Hollywood

The Countdown to the extinction of “Jurassic Park—The Ride” begins as Universal Studios Hollywood makes way for the highly anticipated “Jurassic World Ride”

Guests Invited to Experience the Original Thrill Ride Before it Evolves to the All-New, Next Generation  “Jurassic World Ride” Opening in 2019

The End is Just the Beginning…

Sadly, Jurassic Park – The Ride is facing completely extinction. The redefining theme park attraction, which opened in 1996, will be closed to make way for a reimagined version of the attraction. The Universal Creative team will be bringing Jurassic World to life in an all new experience in 2019. Am I incredibly sad at the news? Yes. Am I incredibly excited at the prospect of something fresh, new, vibrant, and technologically advanced? HELL YES!

For a long time now, the animatronic dinosaurs have been plagued with problems because of the moisture of the attraction. Constantly being removed to be repaired, then placed back in only to be taken out to fix again. Regardless of that, the attraction has always been a fan favorite and there was nothing like coming so incredibly close to the heart pounding experiences of the film. We here at Theme Park Duo are beyond thrilled to see new life being brought into the attraction that we love so very much. The only down side is that Nikki is pregnant and can’t experience the original version before it leaves this world forever. But I bet you anything, I will be babysitting so she can experience the new version first hand.

Below you will find the official press release of the new Jurassic World attraction and all the fun little tid bits that everyone will be clamoring for.

The countdown to the extinction of “Jurassic Park—The Ride” begins as Universal Studios Hollywood excavates the site in preparation for the 2019 arrival of “Jurassic World Ride,” inspired by Universal Pictures’ blockbuster film franchise.

“Jurassic Park—The Ride” will officially become extinct on September 3, 2018.

In 1996, Universal Studios Hollywood redefined theme park thrill rides with the unprecedented introduction of “Jurassic Park—The Ride,” based on three-time Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg’s epic film.  Hailed as a technological achievement of triumph and wizardry, the ride featured newly debuted principles of hydraulic physics, mechanics and space-age robotics.  Working in partnership with scientists, palaeontologists and aerospace engineers, Universal Creative—the team that develops Universal theme park rides—brought to life one of the most compelling rides ever created. Life-sized and lifelike animatronic dinosaurs, some towering over five-stories high, freely roamed the earth at Universal Studios Hollywood. 

Twenty-two years later—and after sending millions of guests back to the Jurassic era for menacing face-to-face encounters with such predators as Stegosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Dilophosaurus, Velociraptors and the Tyrannosaurus rex—“Jurassic Park—The Ride” will become extinct in preparation for a new, next-generation experience that’s even more immersive and technologically advanced.  The new ride will pay homage to Jurassic Park and will reimagine this landmark film franchise for theme park guests.  The Jurassic Cove restaurant and Jurassic Outfitters retail store also will close with the attraction and reopen with the new experience in 2019.

Drawing from the favorite elements of the original “Jurassic Park—The Ride,” this next-generation thrill ride will be a fully reimagined iteration of the ground-breaking adventure, elevating every facet of the experience. With the introduction of never-before-seen dinosaurs, enhanced storytelling, lush scenic design, an entirely new color scheme and uncompromised state-of the art technology, the ride will capture elements never experienced within a theme park.

“The one thing that the history of evolution has taught us is that life finds a way” was famously uttered by Jurassic Park’s Dr. Ian Malcom.  In the spirit of this pledge, Universal Studios Hollywood is rallying guests and fans to visit The Entertainment Capital of L.A. as it celebrates this epic ride and prepares for the arrival of the “Jurassic World Ride.”

To rally fans for the finale of “Jurassic Park—The Ride” on September 3, 2018, Universal Studios Hollywood has launched a “Countdown to the Extinction” campaign—inviting guests from around the world to experience the ride before its transformation into the all-new “Jurassic World Ride” in 2019.

Plus, in honor of the blockbuster action-adventure that brought dinosaurs out of extinction a quarter century ago, Universal Studios Hollywood in partnership with Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment will host the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, May 11; Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13. To learn more and to purchase tickets to this highly coveted event, please visit

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