Jurassic Park - The Ride
Minimum height to ride: 42 inches
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Universal Studios Hollywood's water ride, Jurassic Park — The Ride, opened its gates in 1996. Beginning as a gentle raft ride through the peaceful dinosaur exhibits including a 50-foot tall Ultrasaur, something goes terribly wrong
and the river ride takes a turn for the worse thanks to a stray Parasaurolophus. As you are terrorized by raptors, spitters and the infamous T-Rex, you will also be bombarded with water coming at you from every side. Be prepared to get soaked... all the way down to your 'bones' with an 85-foot final splashdown.
In 2003, the Final Splashdown was made adjustable depending on weather and temperature conditions. A new 'Wetter than Ever' experience was added in 2007 as 60-foot-high water geysers soak all riders after the final splashdown.
At the Grand Opening, Steven Spielberg was one of the first to ride this attraction, but asked to be let off before the 85-foot finale.
I loved Jurassic Park. I felt that it was superior to the Orlando version in most ways. The whole experience just felt much more authentic, and it had this great charm that Orlando's just didn't. I can't even put my finger on it. It just seems much better maintained and had a better build up to that final drop. Overall, a must ride when at Universal. 9/10