Well it’s been awhile since I wrote about Universal Studios…The reason being we let our annual passes expire last year, and didn’t get new ones again until last month, and just in time to say farewell to Jurassic Park: The Ride.
When Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park hit theaters in 1993, it was an instant success. And just three years later it was the basis for a ride at Universal Studios. This weekend, after an amazing 22 year run, Jurassic Park: The Ride closed, but will not be altogether lost. The ride is getting refurbished and re-themed to the new chapter, Jurassic World. But, being kids who grew up in the 90s, we had to visit Jurassic Park one more time.
Myself and Patrick have never been all that willing to take the camera on this ride, due to its nature as a water ride, but as its facing extinction (yeah, I went there) I begged Patrick to try to snap a few photos!
Guests board rafts for a peaceful ride through the land of herbivore dinosaurs, but quickly something goes wrong, as guests are diverted and enter a building where raptors and other vicious dinosaurs wreck havoc, and soon guests are face to face with a T-rex before plunging down an 85 foot drop and getting soaked.
I won’t lie, I will greatly miss this ride. Not only was it one of the most well done rides, it was also a nostalgia trip for sure every time I rode it, but the times change, and so must the attractions at Universal Studios. Jurassic World is slated to open sometime next year.