Universal’s Jurassic World Ride Will React to Actual Weather Changes; Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and BD Wong to Reprise Their Roles

/Film | 5/23/2019 | Ben Pearson
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Universal Studios Hollywood’s Jurassic Park attraction was in dire need of an upgrade, and it’s finally getting one in the form of Jurassic World – The Ride, a revamped version of the old attraction which will incorporate elements from the new movies. That revamp includes a new addition that allows the ride to respond to inclement weather – something I’ve never seen done in a theme park ride before.

And thanks to a new press release, we know the new ride will also incorporate actors from those films: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and BD Wong are reprising their roles.

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This marks the first time Pratt, Howard, and Wong will be appearing as their characters for a theme park attraction. The press release says the characters of Owen Grady, Claire Dearing, and Dr. Henry 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.”

Seeing these characters in this context might be cool for some visitors, but for me, the most interesting aspect of the new ride is that the design team at Universal Studios Hollywood collaborated with the Industrial Light & Magic to create a digital Mosasaurus for a new Aquarium Observatory section, and that section will be responding to real-world weather changes. I’ll let the press release explain how it works:

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For the first time, JURASSIC WORLD fans will have the chance to see this impressive creature and become immersed within her massive Aquarium Observatory. Appearing to span over 60 feet in length and tipping the scales at over 30K pounds 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...
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