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Islands of Adventure – Jurassic Park

If you’ve seen the movie Jurassic Park, you will recognize the arches that greet you as you enter. If you haven’t, I would suggest you rent the original film from your local video store before coming. Knowing the film will help you understand a lot of the little details of Jurassic Park, including the frequent references to velociraptors.

Here, Universal’s design wizards have re-created the theme park that the movie’s John Hammond was trying to create before all prehistoric heck broke loose, and the lush and steamy jungle landscape they have devised fits in perfectly with Florida’s humid summers.

As in the movie, we are asked to believe that we are in a park containing actual living dinosaurs, some of which are quite dangerous. Periodically, roars are heard, and more than one child has been seen starting in terror when an unseen critter growled in the underbrush. Unfortunately, the surprisingly realistic atmosphere has been somewhat disrupted by the boy wizard's arrival. It's understandably difficult to hide a huge honking castle, but it would be nice if they'd at least give its backside a coat of "go-away green" in the future.

You've read the excerpt,
now buy the book!

Universal Orlando 2011


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