SALT LAKE CITY — Life, uh, finds a way, and Universal Studios’ new "Jurassic World" ride will be coming to life in the near future.
Universal Studios released a teaser for the ride on social media today that shows costumed actors running from a giant CGI T. rex.
“More real. More intense,” the video’s caption reads. The "Jurassic World" ride replaces Universal Studio’s popular “Jurassic Park” ride, which closed last fall.
The storyline for the "Jurassic World" ride centers on the escape of the Indominus rex, according to Entertainment Weekly.The thrill ride will showcase new dinosaurs from the "Jurassic Park"/"Jurassic World" franchise, including “the magnificent aquatic Mosasaurus, (which) will mesmerize onlookers in her natural habitat from behind a 3-million-gallon glass encased aquarium observatory tank.”
According to EW, guests will ride on rafts through “lush environs of dense vegetation” and pass “towering dinosaurs meandering at just an arm’s length away.” EW reported that a press release about the ride states that dinosaur encounters on the ride will go awry as velociraptors and dilophosaurus wreak havoc and turn guests into “prey.”Comment on this story
The adventure ride is said to culminate in a drop from an 84-foot waterfall.
Back in March, photos of the construction of the new ride were released online.
EW reported that the redesigned "Jurassic Park" area will feature a new iconic gate entry “illuminated with billowing flames.” The ride will also sit next to a Dino Play area where children can excavate for fossils and a Raptor Encounter ride, said to engage guests in face-to-face encounters with velociraptors.
The "Jurassic World" ride will open this summer, according to Universal Studios.