Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure
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|Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure|
The final drop exists inside the building with the splashdown outside the building
|Type||River rafting ride|
|Height restriction||42 in (107 cm)|
Universal Express available
Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure is based on the concept of Jurassic Park: The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood, which is itself based on the film adaptation of the popular novel. Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure is a Hafema river rapids ride whereas Jurassic Park: The Ride is a flume ride. The attraction first opened at Universal Studios Singapore on March 18, 2010. The attraction was temporary closed to the public for enhancement works from 10 August 2011 to 20 January 2012. The ride has since reopened and includes enhancements such as a pair of "dry pods" for guests to dry off after getting soaked.
Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure was also destined for the new Universal Studios Dubailand theme park where it would exist in the proposed Epic Adventures section of the park. This has yet to eventuate as the Universal Studios Dubailand project is indefinitely on hold.
Riders start at a building similar to that seen in Jurassic Park River Adventure, with a map of the other attractions in the Lost World section of the park. Riders then board 9-person circular rafts on a conveyor belt. Videos of the places they will be visiting are made, with announcements of possible flash floods in the Outpost B area and the Dinosaur Hatcheries.
The raft first passes Stegosaurus Springs, where a Stegosaurus and its young are grazing on the shore, and then it passes Parasaurolophus Lagoon, where a visible Parasaurolophus and a hidden Parasaurolophus that pops out of the water are seen shooting water at the riders. Riders are supposed to proceed to Outpost B but due to flooding, they are redirected back to the unload area. However, the flood has wrecked the Outpost, and riders glimpse a submerged lookout tower and an upturned raft. Then, park rangers announce that the Velociraptor containment unit is breached and that the riders should remain calm. The raft is then diverted through broken electrified fencing into a restricted area, where a sign announces that there are dangerous carnivores lurking about, and the riders' raft passes through deeper sections of the area as several of the escaped Velociraptors hiss at the vehicle. Before the raft enters the Hydroelectric Plant, a roar (that of a Tyrannosaurus Rex) is heard in the distance and a wrecked Jurassic Park jeep is seen. Farther into the station, lights dim as a Tyrannosaurus watches the riders through a small window and lets out its iconic spine-chilling roar. As the track becomes totally dark, a beacon in the center of the raft begins to blink. Dinosaur proximity alarms begin to sound, warning of a Class-4 danger ahead. As the raft is shunted into the elevator, radio transmissions from the park rangers can be heard, with frantic calls of help. Then, the raft ascends and stops. The Tyrannosaurus pokes its head through the ceiling and snaps at the riders. The raft then falls down a slope from a height of 40 feet and hits the water, drenching the riders. Two Dilophosaurus shoot water at the raft (targeted at the riders who got the least drenching) as it returns to the unloading station.
- Resorts World Sentosa – Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure in the Lost World at Universal Studios Singapore. Retrieved on 13.06.10 from official website.
- Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure® will be undergoing enhancement works from 10 August 2011, and will not be available to park guests. We anticipate that the attraction will reopen in early 2012. Retrieved on 18.08.11 from official website.
- New drying pods at Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure. Retrieved on 01.02.12 from official blog.
- Universal Studios Dubailand. Retrieved 19.06.10 from Screamscape.
- Universal Studios Dubailand – photographed, reviewed and rated by the Theme Park Guy. Retrieved on 14.06.10 from The Theme Park Guy.