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Camp Jurassic reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Camp Jurassic, a playground in Jurassic Park at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

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Posted: March 29, 2014

A large, prehistoric-themed play area where visitors can climb towers, scamper across rope bridges, and explore caves and an amber mine. There's a water cannon area where you can give and get a good soaking, too.

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33 votes, so far

Very fun and detailed place to explore. One of the caves seriously scared me! - Bryce McGibeny

best playground in any theme park I ever been! recommend even for adults. - David Shaul

For my money, this and Adventure Isle at DLP are the best "Tom Sawyer Island" type attractions in the world. There's so much hidden detail and fun in this area that I always take the time to explore. - Sean Huckel

This was tremendous fun. We enjoyed it even more than Tom Sawyer Island, which we really like. We saved a few areas to explore anew for our next Universal vacation. - Rob Pastor

I was here for hours. It is the best play area at the park. The place is huge; there are dark caves, nets, slides, and even a water play area where you can have fights with people. There are also dinosaur noises that are heard which might frighten young children. There is so much to explore here that you probably won't see it all in one day. You don't have to come here, but kids will love it, and it gives adults a break from walking. - Jake Mappes

Lots of things to explore, and the feeling you're getting lost. Ideal for busy days. Only complaint: IOA has the most technically advanced rides on earth, so you'd think they could arrange things so that if 2 water cannon were fired at the same time, they'd reach the target. They can't. One gun firing from the top is fine, but as soon as somebody else presses the trigger, neither gun can reach the guys at the bottom. - Martin Rees

I couldn't find my way out! 7/10 - D H

Considering it's geared towards young kids, it's surprisingly well-built and fun. You can hear the dinosaurs in the bushes around you, and I recommend visiting at night, when the fog starts to roll in. Adults may not like it, but my ten-year-old brother liked it, so if you have kids, they'll have fun. If you're an adult or teen, however, stick with the Jurassic Park River Adventure next door. - Adam Powell

I was 16 when I went here and still played in this place with my 17-year-old brother. So much fun with great scenery and seemingly endless places to explore. - Benjamin Odom

I remember when my class went to IOA for our eigth grade class trip. We were at Camp Jurassic for more than 2 hours. Its an awesome playground. The best at any theme park. - Javi Badillo

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