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7 Fun Facts About Our Jurassic Park

October 20, 2015
Jurassic Park Discovery Center

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Have you ever wanted to explore some of mysteries of Jurassic Park? Maybe even interact with some of these once-extinct creatures?

At Universal Orlando Resort, there are some things you may or may not have known about our Jurassic Park, located in Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park.

1. The Jurassic Park Discovery Center is modeled very closely to the “Welcome Center” in the original film.


2. The Jurassic Park jeeps available for photos are the actual jeeps from the first movie.


3. Ever wonder what happened to Dennis Nedry’s Barbosal can? Well, we can’t say for sure it ever made it off Isla Nublar, but this can be spotted in the Jurassic Park Discovery Center:

Jurassic Park Discovery Center

4. Life, uh, finds a way. How did scientists bring dinosaurs back from extinction? Dino DNA, of course! You can witness the miracle of a Raptor hatching in the Jurassic Park Discovery Center:


5. Inspired by John Hammond’s grandchildren, Lex and Tim, we created Camp Jurassic. In Camp Jurassic, you can explore Amber Mines, discovering insects carrying Dino DNA, battle with water cannons on Dilophosaur Paddock, and venture into caves that hold prehistoric secrets. You can even get a Pteranodon’s view of the prehistoric as they glide gently through the air on Pteranodon Flyers!

Jurassic Park

6. Sparing no expense in attention to detail, imprints of fossils and jurassic era flora are etched into the walkways of Jurassic Park:

Jurassic Park at Universal Orlando

7. Let me guess: one item on the bucket list is to come face-to-face with a raptor? Well, you’re in luck (or possibly unlucky)! You can now get up close and personal with the famous dinosaur at the new Raptor Encounter. Are you brave enough?

Raptor Encounter at Universal's Islands of Adventure

So, there you have it – seven fun facts about our very own Jurassic Park. Do you have any favorite facts or tips? Share with us below!

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  • Reply ty November 2, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    so cool i love jurassic world

    • Reply Spencer Smith October 25, 2020 at 11:34 am


  • Reply deb January 18, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    how did I miss this? is it new?

  • Reply BookWorm604 January 19, 2018 at 2:02 am

    Do not miss the Raptor Encounter. We even were able to be present as the handlers called her to the fence.

  • Reply Joe C. January 19, 2018 at 9:07 am

    There is also a can of shaving cream hidden on the River Adventure of Jurassic Park.

  • Reply Gibson January 22, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Why don’t they have the discovery center at Universal Hollywood? Universal Hollywood is lacking and needs to be up to par with Universal Orlando. We stopped going and taking our grandchildren because there is nothing really there and those steps to go down to the bottom area are very dangerous. You are instructed to take your strollers up and down on them.

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