Raptor Encounter Invades Universal Orlando's Jurassic Park

May 22, 2015, 3:51 PM · Universal Orlando today introduced a new Raptor Encounter attraction in the Jurassic Park section of the Islands of Adventure theme park.

Raptor Encounter

Consider this a more, uh, action-oriented version of the old Triceratops Encounter that Universal used to offer guests in this land. This Raptor is no gentle "plant eater," slumbering while guests take photos. Universal's Raptor roars and lunges, intimidating even as he entertains.

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May 22, 2015 at 7:35 PM

Aw I was a week too early to see it. Do you know how long it will last?

May 22, 2015 at 9:08 PM

Looks pretty fun, and the Dino looks better than most on the river adventure! I gotta imagine some updates are coming for that rides animatronics at some point. The first dinosaur you see looks like he's had a broken neck for the last ten years

May 23, 2015 at 8:07 AM

i wished there a t-rex encounter in universal hollywood, i probably go there.

May 24, 2015 at 9:41 PM

It looks a lot better then Disney's Animal Kingdom regular guy in black carrying a raptor suit joke of a walk around. Universal with their new stuff has been better then Disney.

Someone should make a meme with pics of both Universal raptor/ Mickey Mouse raptor

May 25, 2015 at 4:31 AM

I was at Island of Adventures on May 23 and pleasantly surprised by this small addition. Well done and a nice "plussing" of the park.

May 25, 2015 at 4:12 PM

OK that is too fun! I hope that this is still in place when I get to Universal in November!

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