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    Re: What does everyone think of Jurassic Park the Ride at Universal Studios?

    The drop is a little too much for me O_o that's why I like Splash Mountain best.

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    Re: What does everyone think of Jurassic Park the Ride at Universal Studios?

    I think it's a very good attraction. I am soo happy it's getting the major refurb it deserves right now.


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    Re: What does everyone think of Jurassic Park the Ride at Universal Studios?

    The looming parking garage, the reduced scale of the brachiosaurs, and the exposed mechanisms ruin aspects of the ride, but the danger is ramped up nicely. The queue could be better themed as well, but it's a theme park attraction themed to a theme park attraction, so it's hard to go too wrong.
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    Re: What does everyone think of Jurassic Park the Ride at Universal Studios?

    I think it's a solid attraction but there's tons of room for improvements. One thing that always bothered me is when our boat is "knocked off course". There's no bump or mechanism that tips the boat even slightly.

    The dino comes out of the water and then you slowly follow the rail into the "dangerous" wrong direction. I wish they did a lot more there.


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    Re: What does everyone think of Jurassic Park the Ride at Universal Studios?

    I like it a lot and look forward to it looking better than ever after the refurb.

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    Re: What does everyone think of Jurassic Park the Ride at Universal Studios?

    Its ok...I wish it felt more realistic I mean with the stuff they're doing with Kong, Shrek, and Transformers it feels like your in the movie, I wish I could fel that way about this ride too.

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    Re: What does everyone think of Jurassic Park the Ride at Universal Studios?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    One thing that always bothered me is when our boat is "knocked off course". There's no bump or mechanism that tips the boat even slightly.

    The dino comes out of the water and then you slowly follow the rail into the "dangerous" wrong direction. I wish they did a lot more there.
    This is my biggest criticism of it as well. There's not enough of a transition from the "correct" path to the "wrong" one. It's a moment you just know Disney would have done better.

    I don't think you're knocked off course so much as mis-directed, but again, it's not made clear in the ride.

    What if a dinosaur popper out of nowhere and the boat had to make a sudden turn? What if something fell, blocking the normal route? There's no sense that you've gone off course. The illusion just isn't there.

    It's a great ride overall, don't get me wrong, but it's a good example of how other theme parks just don't quite have that Disney touch.

    It has a good combination of music, thrills, animatronics (remember those?), and atmosphere. I give it a B+.
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    Re: What does everyone think of Jurassic Park the Ride at Universal Studios?

    Yeah, there's just that hadrosaur that pops out of the water, and the large 'thump' hitting the bottom of the boat- totally failed transition
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    Re: What does everyone think of Jurassic Park the Ride at Universal Studios?

    Quote Originally Posted by CoasterMatt View Post
    Yeah, there's just that hadrosaur that pops out of the water, and the large 'thump' hitting the bottom of the boat- totally failed transition

    There's never a thud when I'm on it. So yes. Failed transition.


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    Re: What does everyone think of Jurassic Park the Ride at Universal Studios?

    Quote Originally Posted by CoasterMatt View Post
    Yeah, there's just that hadrosaur that pops out of the water, and the large 'thump' hitting the bottom of the boat- totally failed transition
    True about the Hadrosaur, but I've never noticed a bump. If the Hadrosaur had popped up right in the middle of the path leading to the "correct" route, I'd buy it. Why does a dinosaur to the right of the boat cause a course change?

    There's nothing in that moment to clearly indicate that the Hadrosaur is the cause of the course change. The Hadrosaur tunnel looks like a backstage access route to me, preventing any sense that the so-called "wrong" route is any sort of diversion.

    We just hear audio saying we're off course. I just think it could have been done better. To each their own though.
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    Re: What does everyone think of Jurassic Park the Ride at Universal Studios?

    Great memories of that ride, especially being evacuated from it.

    Ten years ago (maybe more) I went with my brother and cousins. I remember it was a rainy day so the park was almost empty. Almost no line at all for the ride.

    Everything was fine until a few seconds before the drop. The lights came up and an employee came and quickly secured the boat (believe with a rope, don't remember securing it to what though). We were told we had to exit out the back way. Was pretty cool to see the fake controls and stuff up close.

    We were taken down a back set of stairs and given these special "cards" by John Hammond to come back to Jurassic Park anytime we wanted (front of the line pass).

    When we went back toward the entrance of the ride to meet my dad we saw what happened. The boat in front of us had jumped the track (the track was bent too) and was up almost vertical at that semi-turn right near where you disembark (under the stairs). If we would have went down the drop it would have been really bad.

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    Re: What does everyone think of Jurassic Park the Ride at Universal Studios?

    There is a large "foot" that bumps the bottom of the boat- many times you can't hear it because a bunch of people scream when the water blast goes off from the hadrosaur surfacing - you can feel it, especially if you're on the right hand side of the boat.
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    Re: What does everyone think of Jurassic Park the Ride at Universal Studios?

    Quote Originally Posted by CoasterMatt View Post
    There is a large "foot" that bumps the bottom of the boat- many times you can't hear it because a bunch of people scream when the water blast goes off from the hadrosaur surfacing - you can feel it, especially if you're on the right hand side of the boat.

    It needs to be bigger than a bump. It needs to be a tilt even. Something that pushes the boat up as the hadrosaur does his thing. Not being able to see the tracks in the shallow water would help too.

    We're not saying it's a horrible ride but that moment really needs to be that much more. It needs to be as good as Indiana Jones Adventure first bank after the Eyes of Mara.


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    Re: What does everyone think of Jurassic Park the Ride at Universal Studios?

    MEMORIES....

    I was the host for the Travel Channel TV Show special for USH (Yikes, about 10 years ago) for the ride... I rode it SOOO many times one day it was crazy, stopping just before the drop to remove camera equipment, getting in and out of the boat, saying your lines over and over again......

    But I still love the attraction, and will ride it whenever the temp is above 75 degrees (F).

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    Re: What does everyone think of Jurassic Park the Ride at Universal Studios?

    Quote Originally Posted by BC_DisneyGeek View Post
    It's a moment you just know Disney would have done better.
    I certainly don't know that. Disney can and does make mistakes. Big ones, even.

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