2024 Ultimate Guide to Jurassic World Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood: Photos, Secrets and more!

Are you ready to dive into the secrets of the Jurassic World Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood?

One of the most famous and well-known film franchises in movie history, is Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park.”

The partnership of the franchise with the Universal Studios Parks have been synonymous since 1996.

This was when Universal Studios Hollywood debuted its original water dark ride (previously known at the Jurassic Park Ride in the fan community) in the Lower Lot, which has since been changed.

Today, I will go over all of the things you will want to know about the replacement for Universal Studios Hollywood’s version of the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World inspired ride.

Jurassic World - The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood
Jurassic World – The Ride (Photo Courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood)

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Jurassic World Ride at a Glance:

  • This ride was previously known as Jurassic Park instead of Jurassic World
  • The new version of the attraction, Jurassic World: The Ride, would debut in July 2019
  • Height Requirement is a minimum 45 Inches
  • Ride Time is 7 minutes
  • Jurassic World Ride Drop Height is 84 feet
  • You will see a Mosasaurus on this attraction
  • Plus there is a battle between the T-Rex and the Indominus along with many Raptors

Keep reading to get everything you MUST know about this amazing ride at Universal Studios Hollywood!

Is Jurassic World ride open at Universal Studios Hollywood?

This prehistoric attraction is open at Universal Studios Hollywood and is one of the most fun theme park water rides that you must-do!

Universal Studios Hollywood Jurassic World Ride

History of Jurassic Park: The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood

In 2018, park officials announced that Jurassic Park: The Ride would be closed down to be re-themed.

Former Jurassic Park Ride River Adventure Universal Studios Hollywood California

It would model after the 2015 Jurassic World and 2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom films.

Universal Creative got right to work on the re-theme, with John Corfino as the project director.

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The team worked with the director and producer of the 2015 film, while finding ways to blend elements of the old ride with the new theme.

Jurassic Park Ride Raptor Encounter Universal Studios Hollywood California

Once the idea was pitched and approved by Stephen Spielberg, the team got to work to have the ride completed by the summer season.

The famous Industrial Light and Magic crew worked with Universal Creative to digitally bring to life and feature the Mosasaurus that appeared in the movie.

Universal Studios Hollywood Jurassic World Ride tunnel with broken glass from dinosaur Mosasaurus.

The four walls create a 3D tank effect.

This makes objects in the foreground move faster than those in the background, a technique that gives the Mosasaurus a realistic appearance. 

And just like the film, the new animatronics of the dinosaurs are a lot bigger and updated to move smoother than the original ones.

The new version of the attraction, Jurassic World: The Ride, would debut in July 2019. To this day, it continues to be extremely popular with visitors.

Universal Studios Hollywood Jurassic World Ride indominus rex

In 2021, the ride was updated to include the Indominus Rex dinosaur at the ride’s peak.

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Storyline and Secrets of Jurassic World Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood

Once you go up a hill, you are treated to a fantastic sight of a giant Mosasaurus Aquarium Observatory.

Universal Studios Hollywood Jurassic World Ride

Aquarium

This is where you will get a glimpse of the impressive aquatic reptile dinosaur on both sides of your boat.

Tropical Area

As you enter a lush, tropical area, you catch sight of some more dinosaurs and its relatively safe….for now.

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Predator Cove

You will come upon Predator Cove where you come upon the carnage that the Indominus Rex has wreaked after escaping its space.

Universal Studios Hollywood Jurassic World Ride predator cove

You may also get a glimpse of a T-Rex and Dilophosaurus.

Eventually, you overhear that everyone is being called back as you ride by a destroyed gyosphere and a pair of dinosaurs squabbling over a clothing item from their most recent victim.

Universal Studios Hollywood Jurassic World Ride indominus rex dinosaur

Not to worry, Claire Dearing comes on a monitor to reassure your safety, only to be cut off and spot the Indominus Rex spying on you from a hole in a wall nearby.

Tyrannosaur Rex Kingdom

Owen sends Blue the Raptor to help but escape seems near impossible as we see a raptor holding onto some destroyed wires and a dinosaur spitting its poisonous venom at riders.

Blue eventually gets to riders and sends them to an exit only to be blocked by the Indominus Rex.

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Here you stand between a battle between the T-Rex and the Indominus as you may your escape down a 28 yard drop below.

Universal Studios Hollywood Jurassic World Ride tyrannosaurus rex

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5 Pro Tips for the Jurassic World Ride at Universal Studios

Because this attraction is one of the most popular rides at Universal Studios Hollywood, here are some helpful tips!

Universal Studios Hollywood Jurassic World Ride
  1. Get to the ride first thing in the morning for the lowest wait time
  2. Buy the Universal Studios Hollywood Express Pass, if you don’t want to rush
  3. Try for the Single Rider Line, if you prefer not to pay out of pocket for the Express Pass
  4. Sit in the back row because it’s best row!
  5. Buy a small poncho for the ride just in case you don’t want to get wet

Things to Know Before You Experience the Jurassic Park Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood

  • Jurassic World Ride Universal Studios Hollywood Height Requirement: Minimum 45 Inches
  • Ride Time : 7 minutes
  • Jurassic World Ride Drop Height: 84 feet
  • Please Remember that you should skip this attraction if you have heart conditions

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My Final Review and Thoughts on Universal Studios Hollywood Jurassic World Ride

Jurassic World: The Ride is a great example of how change can be a good thing when it comes to theme parks.

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It also show how it can better enhance the storytelling and overall rider experience.

The changes in technology and the franchise really gave new life to a dying classic at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Along with its re-themed area, Jurassic World: The Ride has truly made it a must-do in the Lower Lot section, in addition to Super Nintendo World.

Universal Studios Hollywood Jurassic World Ride View

Universal has definitely managed to breathe life into this classic in an innovative way and I am thankful for it!

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Have you experience Jurassic World: The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!

Victoria Wade Disney Writer at ThemeParkHipster

About the Author

Victoria is a professional solo traveler here to make your solo trips as stress free AND enjoyable as possible for you.

She has over 5 years of Disney and Non-Disney travel experience and was featured by POPSUGAR as one of the Top 50 Black Disney Creators you should follow.

She is a Proud Native to Baltimore, Md but always will call Disney World home. You can find her at Disney Tea with V.

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