Jurassic Park Discovery Center
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Enter the welcome center for John Hammond’s Jurassic Park to learn more about these animals, in a variety of faux museum exhibits, including a dinosaur egg hatching area. This is a walk-through where you can explore at your own pace, or simply kill a little time to escape Orlando’s summer heat.
While they're may be no massive technological thrills to be found here, The Discovery Center is another one of those often overlooked gems that Universal Creative seems to do so well with. The building hosts a small variety of interactive games and exhibits, akin to an Epcot attraction post-show but with just a little extra kick. This kick being the spontaneous raptor egg hatchings. An incredibly modest and simple show that still manages to capture the imagination.
Love eating here and then exploring. It really makes me feel as if I'm in Jurassic Park, especially with the Raptor babies that hatch! It also feels like an old school EPCOT pavilion, but about dinosaurs.
Interesting and some great photo ops here, nice place.
9/14/2012: Despite the outdated description above, the center is open and fully operational. They tried to create an Epcot-like exploration center, with computer kiosks to meld your face with a dinosaur's (mine didn't work), opportunities to "see" and "hear" the way a dinosaur would, and a fossil wall where you can use a pretend scanner to find out more about the embedded fossils. Definitely the main draw was the hatching of a raptor egg, with a comical narration by a "scientist" and a tiny, cute animatronic dino. Could have been improved by the dino taking a nip out of the guy's finger. Provided a brief respite from the passing showers outside.
Awesome theming, its just like being in the movie. Nice to see a dinosaur egg hatch! Wish they had this in Hollywood.
Cool place to look around
Jurassic Park Discovery Centre is usually fairly quiet. I didn't find a lot of things to do there, but it is a nice place to get out of the heat or cold or rain or crowd.
Just like the movie, well done Universal on more fantastic theming
I'm only giving it a five because I won a free Express Pass here! Other than that it's just nice to see a re-creation from the movie. Needs an update though. 5/10