The star-studded cast of the 2015 summer blockbuster, “Jurassic World” reprise their roles for the reimagined attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood, opening this Summer.
Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong reprise their roles as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing and Dr. Henry Wu for Universal Studios Hollywood’s newest attraction, “Jurassic World—The Ride,” opening this Summer. This marks the first time the cast will appear as their iconic characters outside of the “Jurassic World” films for a theme park attraction. As part of original content created exclusively for the new ride, Owen, Claire and Dr. Wu will shed light on their interactions with the dinosaurs along with facts and information about the imposing prehistoric creatures that first roamed the earth more than 65 million years ago.
But this is just the tip of the news iceberg. On May 23rd, Universal Studios, in a press release, informed guests that the mega-attraction will give guests the opportunity to come face-to-face with some of the most iconic dinosaurs of the film. As you can see in the It Just Got Real marketing campaign video, guests will visit the enclosure that is home to the Mosasaurus, a 60-feet long aquatic dinosaur that weighed 30 tons. This experience was achieved through stunning state-of-the-art visual effects, the Mosasaurus is a sight to behold as she moves just inches away from guests throughout her glass enclosure filled with the equivalent of 3.5 million gallons of water.
Universal Creative collaborated with Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) to bring the Mosasaurus to life and to capture the realism of her underwater environment using a combination of spectacular visual effects and cutting-edge technologies, including the use of motion parallax, a technique that shifts the guest’s perspective of the Mosasaurus as she moves throughout the tank. But that’s not all. In order to create a fully immersive experience, the Universal team also employed a series of lighting enhancements allowing the aquarium to intuitively shift from day to night, as well as visual changes to the environment during inclement weather, thus creating a variety of visual scenarios guests can experience based on real-world conditions.
When “Jurassic World—The Ride” opens this summer, guests will be welcomed to a dramatically reimagined space reflective of the hit films. A fresh entry statement, stonework landscaping, and a contemporary redesign of the iconic “Jurassic World” gates, illuminated with billowing flames, will create the framework for the all-new aesthetics.
Located adjacent to the ride will be a new elaborately themed “Raptor Encounter” where Blue, the beloved Velociraptor from the “Jurassic World” franchise, will engage guests in daring face-to-face encounters.
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