This week, the official Jurassic World Instagram account shared a faux Jurassic Park training video set in the 1990s for the first generation of InGen scientists. The video, which featured Mr. DNA narrating, looked a bit familiar to us!
Jurassic Park Training Video
The video posted shows not only footage reused from the original “Jurassic Park” film, but also involved actual Team Members working at the Jurassic Park Discovery Center at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
In the training video, Mr. DNA describes the importance of the lab, particularly that it’s the location of every embryo for each species of dinosaur. Workers are also instructed on what to do if eggs hatch while on duty.
Team Members are visible in the egg-hatching sequences, using lab equipment, and of course waving at the camera as it pulls away during the finale.
The Jurassic Park Discovery Center is located right next to Jurassic World VelociCoaster in the Jurassic Park area. In the back of the Jurassic Park Discovery Center, there is a nursery where guests can see eggs and other lab equipment on display behind the glass walls. Every so often, an alarm goes off and the geneticists will call guests over for an “imminent hatching event,” where they interact with guests through the glass while the egg starts to hatch. The baby velociraptor pops out, Team Members ask a guest in the crowd to name it, and then another geneticist on the guest side of the lab will fill out a birth certificate and give it to the person who named the raptor. They also walk around with fossils or a baby triceratops and interact with guests.
The Discovery Center is one of the most active areas for guest interactions with Team Members. They walk the area outside, take trays of fossils and eggs out in the VelociCoaster courtyard, roam around the pathway with the baby triceratops, and much more.
Jurassic Park at Universal Parks Worldwide
There’s of course so many ways to experience the world of Jurassic Park at Universal Orlando Resort, and at the other Universal Parks worldwide! Here at Universal Orlando, there’s an entire land dedicated to the franchise at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
The three main attractions are Jurassic Park River Adventure, which sails you through the park to encounter various dinosaurs, Pteranodon Flyers, a kids-only journey above the skies of kiddie area Camp Jurassic, and the newest addition to the park — Jurassic World VelociCoaster! This exciting coaster takes you on a journey through the velociraptor paddock at Jurassic World, and is the first ride at Universal Orlando to be based on the latest trilogy of “Jurassic” films, featuring appearances by Chris Pratt as Owen Grady and Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing.
Across the country at Universal Studios Hollywood, the Jurassic Park attraction got a heavy retheme at that park to become Jurassic World: The Ride. Featuring a combination of screen effects and audio-animatronics, the ride is still largely the same, taking guests on a tour through Jurassic World. But now at the ride’s exciting climax, you come face-to-face with the impressive Indominus Rex animatronic!
At Universal Studios Japan, a mirrored clone of Jurassic Park: The Ride opened with the park in 2001, and a flying coaster called The Flying Dinosaur lets guests experience the thrill of soaring above the skies with a pteranodon. It’s often described as one of the most intense coasters at any Universal park!
Universal Studios Singapore features a unique take on the Jurassic Park River Adventure attraction, with a circular raft system similar to Kali River Rapids at Disney’s Animal Kingdom rather than boats. There’s also a short Pteranodon Flyers-like attraction called Canopy Flyers which all ages can ride.
Finally at Universal Studios Beijing, two completely original attractions were created for the park based on the newer trilogy. Jurassic World Adventure is an indoor dark ride which takes guests on a journey through Isla Nubar complete with an animatronic dinosaur chasing riders! And Jurassic Flyers takes guests on a soaring journey above the island, in a much more thrill ride sense than in Orlando or Singapore.