Universal Studios Hollywood Debuts First Look of Its Highly Anticipated and Innovative New Epic Adventure, “Jurassic World—The Ride,” Opening this Summer
Inspired by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Global Blockbuster Franchise, the Mega Attraction Will Fuse 21st-Century Technology and Astounding Special Effects with New Dinosaurs from the Jurassic World Film
Universal City, CA, March 22, 2019 – Universal Studios Hollywood unveils a first look of its eagerly awaited mega attraction, “Jurassic World—The Ride,” as anticipation grows for its grand opening this summer.
Leaping from the silver screen to the theme park, “Jurassic World—The Ride” will immerse guests into newly themed environments and breathe new life into dimensional animatronic dinosaurs, including some all-new fan favorites featured in the Jurassic World films from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment.
This ambitious ride is being reimagined under the direction of the award-winning and inspired minds at Universal Creative, the Academy Award®-winning special-effects visionaries at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), a division of Lucasfilm, Ltd., the brand stewards at Universal Pictures and acclaimed filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow and Frank Marshall.
The state-of-the-art attraction will debut an original storyline that takes place within the theme park as depicted in Jurassic World. It will feature additional new dinosaurs from the film, lush scenic design, and ground-breaking technology that has yet to be experienced within a theme park.
The aesthetics of “Jurassic World—The Ride” will be dramatically enhanced, welcoming guests to a reimagined space reflective of the Jurassic World films. A fresh, new entry statement, stonework landscaping and a contemporary redesign of the iconic pillars illuminated with billowing flames will support a prominent “Jurassic World” marquee logo.
Engaging queue-line videos featuring facts and information about the dinosaurs within the ride set the tone for the adventure ahead, as guests learn more about these imposing prehistoric inhabitants that first roamed the earth more than 65 million years ago.
And the daring expedition begins.
Once aboard specially designed rafts, guests will navigate the lush environs of dense vegetation, traversing new areas besieged with towering dinosaurs meandering just an arm’s length away from visitors. Encounters with such docile creatures as the Stegosaurus and Parasaurolophus will quickly turn awry as predatory Velociraptors and Dilophosaurus begin to wreak havoc, turning guests from spectators to prey. When the Tyrannosaurus rex begins to battle one of the attraction’s new behemoth dinosaurs, the rafts will spill down a treacherous 84-foot waterfall as the sole means of escape.
Located adjacent to the ride will be a new elaborately themed “Raptor Encounter” where Blue, the most beloved and deadly Velociraptor from the Jurassic World franchise, and her beta Raptors will engage guests in daring face-to-face encounters.
In addition, a new interactive “Dino Play” area will incorporate educational components within an inspired space where children of all ages can partake in excavations and investigate giant dinosaur fossils.
With so much to see and do at Universal Studios Hollywood, the all-new 2019 Season Pass invites guests to experience the fun throughout the year for $149 when purchased online. Blackout dates and restrictions apply. Visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com for more details.
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Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, and the highly-anticipated Summer opening of “Jurassic World—The Ride.” Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest.” The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.
STEP INTO THE SURF LIFESTYLE: UNIVERSAL’S ENDLESS SUMMER RESORT – SURFSIDE INN AND SUITES WILL WELCOME ITS FIRST GUESTS ON JUNE 27, 2019
Universal Orlando Resort’s most affordable hotel option, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites, will open on June 27, 2019.
This all-new Value category hotel will be the perfect space for the entire family to kick back and relax with both standard rooms and 2 Bedroom Suites available. Plus, guests will enjoy the exclusive benefits that come with staying at a Universal Orlando hotel, including Early Park Admission, complimentary shuttle bus transportation to and from the theme parks and Universal CityWalk, and more, creating a seamless vacation experience.
For more information and to book a stay at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/Surfside.
NORTH AMERICA’S FIRST LEGOLAND® THEME PARK TURNS 20 AS LEGOLAND® CALIFORNIA CELEBRATES A BRICKTACULAR BIRTHDAY!
First 1,000 Kids to Receive LEGO® Minifigure Hands in Honor of Park’s Birthday!
CARLSBAD, Calif. (March 20, 2019) –Let the party begin! LEGOLAND® California turns 20 years old today. The family theme park in Carlsbad, CA celebrated the historic day with a special Park opening ceremony filled with entertainers, LEGO® characters, stilt walkers, and a one-of-a kind 10-foot LEGO® birthday cake. Since opening its doors in 1999 with 12 rides and Miniland U.S.A., North America’s first LEGOLAND® theme park has grown into a multi-day destination with more than 60 rides, shows and attractions, a 10-acre water park, two-story aquarium and two interactive LEGO® themed hotels.
In honor of the special birthday, LEGOLAND California is handing out free child-size Minifigure hands to the first 1,000 kids entering the Park. The LEGO birthday cake, created out of more than 100,000 LEGO bricks, will also be on display showcasing the many attractions that have been added to the family theme park since it opened 20 years ago including a LEGO submarine, representing the Park’s newest ride, LEGO City Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride.
The birthday kicks off a year-long celebration that includes a new interactive Birthday Dance Party, LEGO Friends birthday show, exclusive birthday desserts, pop badges and more. The new shows can be seen daily now through Sept. 1 and are filled with singing, dancing and characters for all families to enjoy. Plus, LEGOLAND California is paying the birthday fun forward to its younger guests – all children ages 12 and under get free admission on their birthday all year long!
All 20th birthday activities are included with the price of admission into LEGOLAND California Resort. For more information, visit www.LEGOLAND.com or call (760) 918-LEGO (5346).
Knott’s Boysenberry Pie Frozen Yogurt Available in Yogurtland Stores Nationwide Starting March 18th
WHAT: For the first time ever, Knott’s Berry Farm and Yogurtland have teamed up to give fans a one-of-a-kind frozen yogurt experience inspired by Mrs. Cordelia Knott’s award-winning boysenberry pie. The new Yogurtland flavor was crafted alongside Knott’s and arrives in stores nationwide starting Monday, March 18, only a couple days away from the newly-expanded Knott’s Boysenberry Festival which runs daily from March 29 – April 28th.
Plus, guests visiting Yogurtland can also pick up a coupon good for up to $30 off one admission to Knott’s Berry Farm to redeem online.
WHEN: Monday, March 18, 2019
WHERE: Yogurtland Stores Nationwide
For more information on Knott’s Boysenberry Festival please visit knotts.com; or join the conversation by using #BoysenberryFestival onFacebook, Twitter or Instagram
BREAK RECORDS HEAL KIDS.
Canada’s Wonderland and Sick Kids launch Yukon Striker First Ride Fundraiser
(VAUGHAN, ON) March 14, 2019 – Canada’s Wonderland, in partnership with SickKids Foundation, is challenging ride enthusiasts and child health supporters alike to “Break Records and Heal Kids” by fundraising for a chance to be first to ride the world-record breaking dive coaster Yukon Striker.
Beginning today, March 14, participants in the fundraiser will receive one entry for every $100 they raise in a contest to win one of 72 seats on the first public ride of Yukon Striker, the world’s longest, tallest and fastest dive roller coaster. The more raised, the more entries a participant receives and the better their chances of winning. Individuals, groups, school classes and companies are invited to fundraise for a chance at one of those seats, up until Tuesday, April 16 and can start their campaign here.
All proceeds go directly to SickKids Foundation, to support world-class research, learning and care and to help build a renewed, reimagined SickKids in Toronto, ON.
After the contest closes, SickKids will conduct a random draw for the 72 riders who will be invited, along with a guest, to an exclusive ceremony on Wednesday, April 24 at noon for the official first public ride on the roller coaster. Winners will also receive lunch, a commemorative gift from Canada’s Wonderland and on-ride photo. Following the first ride, winners and their guests can continue to ride Yukon Striker that afternoon.
“We are in midst of the largest fundraising campaign in Canadian healthcare history and we’re grateful to Canada’s Wonderland and their supporters for going big to help us reach our ambitious goal,” says James Powell, Director, Cause Marketing, SickKids Foundation. “The funds raised from this initiative will help SickKids continue to fund the fight against the greatest challenges in child health.”
Yukon Striker will be the 17th roller coaster built at Canada’s Wonderland and promises an exhilarating ride as the longest (1,105m), tallest (75m) and fastest (130km/h) dive coaster in the world. Riders will be held for three breath-taking seconds over the summit of a 90-degree drop before diving down through an underwater tunnel. It also features floorless, stadium-style seating and the only 360-degree loop for a dive coaster in the world.
Visit the official Yukon Striker First Ride page here.
About Canada’s Wonderland
Canada’s Wonderland, located in Vaughan, Ontario, is a 300-acre theme park with more than 200 attractions including 17 rollercoasters, and is the home to Splash Works, a 20-acre water park. Canada’s Wonderland is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a publicly traded partnership and one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, two outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and four hotels. For more information, see www.cedarfair.com