Jurassic Park: The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood

Quite a few years back in 2008 I visited the Universal Studios park in Hollywood. I had been to the Orlando resort before and quite a few times after (last time was last year).

But there’s something special about the Hollywood park: first it’s an actual movie studio with a great tram tour riding past props and actual movie sets and second it features the first ever Jurassic Park attraction.

Universal Studios Hollywood

Like most themed areas in the park, the Jurassic Park area is quite small (especially compared to Orlando) and features just the attraction and a few themed shops and restaurant.

Universal Studios Hollywood

The Jurassic Park gate stands at the entrance of the attraction along with a prop Velociraptor from the first movie (or so they say…)

Universal Studios Hollywood

In the attraction you’re supposed to take a scenic ride on Jurassic Park’s river adventure.

There are plenty of dinosaur animatronics throughout the ride.

Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood

But then something goes terribly wrong as your boat gets bumped into a Raptor infested section of the ride.

Universal Studios Hollywood

A familiar scene happens right before your eyes.

Universal Studios Hollywood

Compy’s are fighting over a bucket of popcorn.

Universal Studios Hollywood

And when you enter the water treatment plant (no pictures from inside), your boat goes up a lift hill while being followed by Velociraptors and spit at by Dilophosaurus.

Universal Studios Hollywood

The big ending features your tour boat sliding under a roaring Tyrannosaurus Rex out of the building.

Universal Studios Hollywood

Exit through the gift shop… Back in 2008 Universal was selling these Hasbro repaints.

Universal Studios Hollywood

Bonus: here are some familiar movie props that can be seen while riding the Tram Tour.

Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood

Here are some more photos from the rest of the park:

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