New photo of Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure at Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore released some new attraction photos in advance of its opening on Thursday. I've added a few to our Universal Studios Singapore reviews
pages. But the one I wanted to draw your immediate attention to was this one, which solves the mystery of the side-by-side flumes at Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, which I raised in my trip report from Universal in Singapore
Photo courtesy Universal Studios Singapore
It's a tub rapids ride?! Not a row-by-row boat ride, as in Florida and Hollywood? Now the name makes sense, doesn't it? Anyway, it's an interesting touch that should make Jurassic Park in Singapore an even wilder ride.
Yep, correct! A raft ride :) Imagine going down the flume in Los Angeles or Orlando not knowing which direction you'll be facing (or even turning!). I remember reading a step-by-step description of the ride somewhere on the web a while back and it sounds really different! :) Can't wait!
A cool twist, but it doesn't really make sense with the theme. The River Adventure is modeled off of the novel, in which it is stated that there is a river cruise ride. A rapids ride in an animal exhibit doesn't really fly with me.
Sorry, but didn't we all already know this was a rapids ride like last year? Anyway, great picture and I am excited to see all of the rides in the new park in action.
I'd totally forgotten the tub rapids part. And the side-by-side flumes really makes me want to see what each flume sees on the way down.
I'm always a fan of making every iteration of a specific ride unique to each park. A rapids-style ride definitely makes it more thrilling. There will be increased dread for the final hill as well as increased chances for solid dinosaur shocks. It should be noted, however, that the final hill will not be nearly as tall or steep as the stateside versions.
I think its great because it gives a "new view" each time you go on it! It might be even more themed!
I watched a video, (might have been linked off Screamscape but I thought it was on here), some time ago, showing one of teh Universal big cheeses talking through the plans for US Simgapore and explaining the rides.
There is now a full POV video of the Rapids Ride at
A raft ride is always a bonus to a theme park and Universal did a great job with Popeye but, I think that a spinning raft ride would lose a lot of the theme of Jurassic Park. I always hoped that they would do a jeep ride similar to what was in the movie.
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