The Jurassic Park 30th Anniversary Tribute Store preview for Team Members and Annual Passholders will take place on Thursday, May 25, at Universal Studios Florida.
Jurassic Park Tribute Store
Team Members will have exclusive access to shop between 8:00 a.m. and noon. From noon to 7:00 p.m. (Universal Studios Florida park close), Team Members will have shared access with Universal Orlando Resort Annual Passholders.
The Jurassic Park 30th Anniversary Tribute Store will open to all guests on Friday, May 26.
The store’s façade went up earlier this week. The entrance is set up at Studio Styles, and the store will likely use that space plus the Darkroom and Williams of Hollywood (as the Mardi Gras tribute store did). The Jurassic Park Tribute Store will feature a look inside the film’s sets rather than transport guests into the film itself.
Jurassic Park 30th Anniversary Celebration at Universal Parks
Theme park celebrations, as well as exclusive film and new 90s-inspired nostalgia products, will be hitting retail throughout the year to celebrate a franchise 65 million years in the making. Highlights include specialty food and merchandise outlets as well as limited-edition anniversary branded merchandise.
As part of Universal’s marketing plan to get everyone excited for the event, a faux Jurassic Park training video set in the 1990s was recently released for the first generation of InGen scientists. The video featured Mr. DNA as the narrator.
Universal Orlando Resort
Jurassic June celebrations at Universal Orlando Resort include specialty food and beverages, exclusive merchandise and the takeover at the Tribute Store.
In addition, a new complimentary “Jurassic Park” Universal Orlando Resort Annual Passholder magnet is currently available as part of a month of UOAP benefits.
To find out details about how Universal plans to celebrate Jurassic June at other parks around the globe, take a look at our full write-up here.
Jurassic Park at Universal Parks Worldwide
There are of course so many ways to experience the world of Jurassic Park at Universal Orlando Resort and at 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 that 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.