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Jurassic Park River Adventure

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 8 out of 10

Flume ride
Minimum height to ride: 42 inches

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Published: March 29, 2014

What possibly could go wrong on a peaceful boat tour through Jurassic Park's collection of gentle, plant-eating dinosaurs? You'll float outdoors through an impressive collection of Universal's animatronic dinosaurs before... well, as Jeff Goldblum's Dr. Ian Malcolm said in the movie, "Oooh, ahhh... that's how it always starts. Then later there's running and screaming." Sure enough, the velociraptors escape, the meat-eaters are running loose, and, oh, is that a T-Rex trying to eat you? Hang on, because it's all downhill from there.

Jesus Eduardo de la Garza Robles
Best of all its the part whith the head of the tyrannosaurus, at the beginning of the game you can take pictures
Jonathan Katz
A must do. The animatronics are a bit dated, but the theming, immersion, and thrills at the end are top notch. 9/10
Brett Schutt
If you don't count the Harry Potter ride, it's my favorite Islands of Adventure. It's fun and adventurous and the jurassic park music swelling in the background by the wonderful John Williams is brilliant. The ride is a blast and the dinosaurs still look convincing. A 10/10 for sure!
Christopher Sturniolo
While a great depiction of the movie, this ride could use some TLC maybe connected to next year's Jurassic World.
James V.
Probably one of the best flume rides in the country. Jurassic park river adventure starts off as a gentle boat ride that gives a look at some dinosaurs when something goes terribly wrong. Next thing you know you are face to face with a T-Rex! This ride will get you a little wet, but not as wet as Popeye or Ripsaw falls. The line moves very quickly and the posted wait time is almost always way less than the actual wait time. 9/10 highly recommended.
Quentin Scruggs
The first half of the ride is okay, with average animatronics and the theming is a bit jarred as one can see the boat in front of them most of the time. HOWever,once we enter the raptor containment area, the ride shifts into perfection. The suspense and tension are heightened, and the animatronics look better as it is dark in the building. You do get wet, and this ride is not to be missed. 9/10.
Owen  Scott
Good water ride ! 8/10
Ringmaster A
Only slightly more entertaining than the run in the mill splash boat drop, the animatronics look weak and outdated. The plot is thin, with almost no connections to the books or movies aside from dinosaurs. It's the stepchild ride of the park, never seeming to get any love or updates.
Jaiden Cohen
Its a nice ride that I always do when I go to IOA. The AAs need to be replaced but the ride is close to the movie and book. Must ride if you want to cool down or get soaked. 8/10


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