Last night was the grand unveiling of the all new Jurassic World The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood. The stars and media were out in full force to cover the opening of this new attraction.
Let's check it out!!
Written by Gregg Condon
Welcome to Jurassic World
It's a bit warm but we're ready for Jurassic World
The ride looks amazing after dark
A brief opening ceremony (be sure to check out the video of the opening celebration below)
And of course Fireworks!!
Blue was also out to greet people
Chris Hardwick and Blue coming to a prom near you
Enough of the heat, it's time to cool down!!
As we mentioned last night, videos and pictured don't do the additions to this ride justice. You have to see it in person.
Some fun B-Roll sent to us from the park. Everybody kept asking if we were going to live-stream riding last night, we were under strict instructions to not film on the ride (although some others were). We like the good relationship we have with the park. =)
Even though we only saw it at night, through the magic of email (from the park) we also have some daytime images. =)
The Aquarium scene was AMAZING
The special love I have for you, my Baby Blue
Got a chance to say hi to Colton Dunn from Superstore. Super nice guy.
Bryce Dallas Howard
Our old pal Yvette Nicole-Brown
We of course had to take a look at Isla Nu-Bar
We'll definitely be getting these on our next visit to the park
We also got a chance to check out the new menu at the Jurassic Cafe
We did try the Guava Glazed Pound Cake and the Tres Leches Cake. Both were fantastic.
There's also some great merchandise to add to your Jurassic collection
These things are super cute
You can also get some collectibles
You're my boy blue!!!
A behind the scenes shot from our buddy Matt. Glamorous no?
Thanks to Universal Hollywood for having us out. We had a great time!! Can't wait to get back to the park and ride some more!!
Today we have a quick look at the "now open for technical rehearsals" Jurassic Park the ride.
Media Night isn't for another 12 days but we're glad to show off some pics of the ride courtesy of Andros.
Pics by Andros Gonzalez
Welcome to Jurassic World!
Only a 10 minute wait for Platinum passes. Otherwise, it's an insane 180 minute wait!
Ahh, so good to have you back!!
The new indoor portion of the ride
The ride has been getting pretty rave reviews so far
Still some things left from "Park", which is great!!
Could you always see the top of the show building when it was Jurassic Park: The Ride?
Anybody catch any other park references yet?
That's not good
Definitely not good
Oh, we should be safe in here!!
Danger, Danger, Danger!!
Welp, that's our preview. We will be at media night on the 22nd, we'll definitely remind you before then. Hoping we will be able to get some POV's, etc to share. We've been avoiding them pretty well so far.
Thanks for reading!! Have a great Thursday!!
Last week was the Inaugural Minions 5k at Universal Studios Hollywood. Originally only supposed to take place on Saturday, the event was so popular that they had to actually do two 5k's, one on Saturday and one on Sunday.
We were invited out to cover the event early Saturday morning (good thing I was still on Orlando time). As somebody who's run over 40 half-marathons and 6 marathons, it was odd for me to be on this side of the race, but equally as fun!!
Written by Gregg Condon
Welcome to Universal Studios Hollywood!!
Never have seen the sun rising on the sign, it was kind of cool.
The racers getting ready, there were probably about 6-7 "waves" of runners. They did an amazing job making sure the course wouldn't be overcrowded.
Run that way!!
Even the Minions were excited to race
And of course, they were out at the start
Check out some highlights of the race start and finish. We definitely did more video than pics.
The atmosphere at the finish was amazing
A look at the medal, very nice. And it's animated, you can spin it (totally should have done a .gif).
This was just the first race, Universal will be holding a Jurassic themed race in November, we'll definitely be running/covering that one as well. As soon as details are released we will for sure be sharing them.