Jurassic Park: The Ride takes patrons on a water adventure at Universal Studios in Hollywood, CA. It is based on Steven Spielberg's movie and Michael Crichton's book, Jurassic Park,
It opened on June 21, 1996 after being researched and developed during the filming of the movie. Since then duplicates of the ride have opened in Japan and Singapore, and the original in Universal Studios has recently been refurbished. It remains today as the most expensive thrill ride ever constructed, costing roughly twice as much as the movie production.
Guests enjoying the ride will encounter a 50-foot T Rex and an 84-foot drop, which at the time of construction was the highest plunge in existence. The ride uses about 1.5 million gallons of water and lasts about five minutes long. Each watercraft holds up to 25 riders. Operating hours for the Universal Studios Theme Park generally run daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
By car, Jurassic Park: The Ride and Universal Studios is located 30 minutes north of Los Angeles International Airport. The club is within walking distance of other Universal Studios attractions, Hard Rock Café, and Warner Brothers Studios. Within a few miles, tourists can also visit the Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Bowl, and the Los Angeles Zoo.
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