TV spot offers a first look at Universal's new Jurassic World ride

April 17, 2019, 12:52 PM · Universal Studios Hollywood just dropped one of the best commercials for a new theme park attraction that I'ver ever seen. If you thought that the escape of Indominus rex in Jurassic World was bad, just wait until you see it escape inside Universal Studios Hollywood.

All these years raising a film student and now the scariest part of this commercial for Jurassic World - The Ride (to me, at least) is watching all that film equipment get abandoned. I don't care if it is a hungry Indominus rex. I'm grabbing a RED camera before I run for my life. Do you know what those things cost? (LOL)

The commercial also gives us our first look inside the redesigned attraction, which will feature several new dinosaurs from the Jurassic World films, including that escaping Indominus rex and the Mosasaurus, which will be portrayed inside its "three million gallon glass encased Aquarium Observatory tank" in a new indoor section of the former Jurassic Park ride.

Once aboard specially designed rafts, guests will navigate the lush environs of dense vegetation, traversing new areas besieged with towering dinosaurs meandering at just an arm’s length away from visitors. Encounters with such docile creatures as the Stegosaurus and Parasaurolophus will quickly turn awry as predatory Velociraptors and Dilophosaurus begin to wreak havoc, turning guests from spectators to prey. When the Tyrannosaurus rex begins to battle one of the attraction’s new ferocious dinosaurs, the rafts will spill down a treacherous 84-foot waterfall as the sole means of escape.

No official word yet on an opening date for Jurassic World - The Ride, beyond it debuting sometime this summer.

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Replies (14)

April 17, 2019 at 1:19 PM

Ooooh man, this looks amazing!

April 17, 2019 at 1:40 PM

Filming film sets is one of my biggest pet peeves. It's always an inaccurate depiction of a film set, but it's done for the audiences benefit. Please enjoy these comments, which are meant in jest.

The astronaut passes the camera, which is FILM?!?! Who’s making this western? Nolan? McQuarrie? Taratino?

The monitors are label on the wrong the side. The director should know which camera they are looking at.

The “Hot Set” should be turned to face people walking into the the set, not those already on it.

The working trucks are parked two close to the set.

Lights and ladders staged behind the monitors - what are they doing?

An unmanned camera on a Chapman crane elevated in the air.

“Stage 74” main not exist. Plus I don’t think the Universal logo appears on the side of the stages.

I really enjoy seeing the craft service setup when the Cowboy, Astronaut and Mummy run out of the alley.

Nice nod to the lawyer from the original Jurassic Park with the exec in the golf cart.

Adding the person running on fire is a classic gag!

And finally, this entire group of people ran from the backlot, through the lower lot of the theme park, UP THE 4 ESCALATORS, through the upper lot, and out through the main gate to escape the Indomnius?!?!?!?!?

April 17, 2019 at 1:43 PM

They couldn't resist putting screens in could they ?

Hope it's not at the expense of the final anamtronic dinosaur before the end.

April 17, 2019 at 1:59 PM

@AndrewMciveR, I believe the T-Rex is still there and will now be joined by an Indomnius AA. As far as the Mosasaurus attack goes, I don’t think they could have done it any other way, considering how huge the creature is, in the movies but yes, it is kinda disheartening to see more screens. Especially in a ride which previously got by perfectly fine without any.

April 17, 2019 at 2:02 PM

I'm completely fine with the screen in this one... It's a sensible way to make an aquarium effect without actually having to build a tank/underwater animatronic that may have operating issues as it ages. Plus, this one doesn't look 3D, which is a BIG plus in my book.

Hope this upgrade comes to Orlando soon....

April 17, 2019 at 2:06 PM

I'm using M. Ryan's outstanding response as an excuse to link a blog post about one of the most egregious examples of nonsensical character routes — Bob Newhart's ridiculous commute at the start of each "The Bob Newhart Show" episode. As a former Chicago resident, this always triggers me.

April 17, 2019 at 3:02 PM

80s man - if it's just a solitary scene where the screen section is added, and all the anamatronics remain then fair enough. Adding a few scenes to accentute the attraction is wonderful.

You just never know with this current crop of Universal creative - they'd destory the whole ride so we can look at 3D screen.

April 17, 2019 at 3:16 PM

Usually not a screens fan but I agree, it sells the underwater dino much better than an AA would. I still expect them to keep the mega-robot dino for the big drop, that's too classic to loose.

April 17, 2019 at 4:59 PM

Jumping in to link our thread on other classic theme park commercials. That's a Disney-heavy list, so I will embed one of Universal's all-time best here.

That princess-to-witch shot is just pure shade to Disney.

April 17, 2019 at 6:42 PM

Guess Universal Creative misunderstood Comcast memo asking if Universal Studios Hollywood should "screen for Mono"....got screen for Moso instead.

April 17, 2019 at 8:20 PM

@ Dave, lol

April 18, 2019 at 9:28 AM

I guess this is in the first corner of the ride where actually nothing happens.
It looks very good and real water will come out of the cracks.

The commercial is amazing, love it. Now bring this to Orlando.

April 18, 2019 at 10:59 AM

I'm with Robert. The UO commercial showing kids stepping up to the bigger more adult thrills of Universal parks is brilliant.

April 19, 2019 at 6:09 PM

We need this in Orlando. Or are they saving it for the 3rd/4th gate?

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