When construction began in early 2019 at the Jurassic World area within Universal Studios Orlando’s Islands of Adventure theme park, nobody was quite sure what was going on. After all, Universal Studios Hollywood had completely re-themed its Jurassic Park area to match the new series of films. That wasn’t to be the case for Islands of Adventure, though. Instead, the new VelociCoaster attraction preserves the iconic land, while connecting it to the modern franchise.

“It’s amazing that here at Islands of Adventure you can experience both Jurassic Park and Jurassic World, especially knowing where the future of the Jurassic World franchise is going,” Universal Orlando Resort show producer Shelby Honea told GameSpot. “The filmmakers really see it as one big timeline. That was something that [Jurassic World director] Colin [Trevorrow] and [producer] Frank [Marshall] really emphasized to us. They don’t see it as Jurassic Park or Jurassic World, they see it as Jurassic.”

With that in mind, Universal’s creative team built a roller coaster that feels like it was pulled right out of the Jurassic World films and found a way to integrate it into the existing Jurassic Park area without overpowering it or taking away from the iconic sights fans of the area care about most–namely the Discovery Center that’s based on the one from the first Jurassic Park film and can be seen from around Islands of Adventure.

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Author Chris E. Hayner

Original Post by GameSpot

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