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Jurassic World – The Ride returns with new scenes, dinosaurs

by Matt Roseboom

Jurassic World – The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood first opened in July 2019. While fans really enjoyed the changes from Jurassic Park: The Ride, a couple of scenes seemed lackluster. Now that the ride has reopened for technical rehearsals after the park’s covid shutdown, it’s much improved with new scenes and new more realistic dinosaurs.

Guests used to ride past this wall graphic, now the Indominus is busting through it and biting at them.

Universal Studios Hollywood announced that a new Indominus rex animated figure was coming to the ride, but fans were surprised to see a couple more new scenes and animated dinosaurs as well.

One of the lackluster scenes as it used to appear. It consisted of some medical kits, lots of blood, and some non-animated pteranodons.
The pteranodons and medical kits have been replaced by this Gyrosphere scene.
These Compsognathus, AKA Compys, are back from the original Jurassic Park ride, now fighting over a Jurassic World hat.

The ending scene just before the drop has also been much improved. When Jurassic World – The Ride first opened in 2019, it included an Indominus rex, but it was just her head. Now she’s a full-size dinosaur. Universal describes it as an “all-new, extraordinarily realistic dinosaur, … who stakes her claim at the ride’s finale in a forceful battle with her arch-rival, the Tyrannosaurus rex.

The fully-articulated figure spans nearly 55 feet horizontally from head to tail and over 22 feet vertically, and features life-like movements like blinking eyes, flexing arms and claws, and clenching jaw as she bares her teeth and lunges at guests. It’s best to see it in person when the ride officially reopens with the park April 15, 2021. But if you just can’t wait, here’s our video of Jurassic World – The Ride, the improved version.

If you’d like to see what it looked like before the improvements, here’s our video:

And here’s what it looked like as Jurassic Park: The Ride:

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1 comment

Paschal April 11, 2021 - 2:27 pm

We’ll miss spying the employee’s name on the shirt the compies tear apart.

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