Universal Celebrates Jurassic Park’s 30th Anniversary with Special Theme Park Experiences

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Limited-Time Jurassic Park experiences are coming to Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood in celebration of the film’s 30th anniversary

June 11, 2023 marks the 30th anniversary of the original Jurassic Park film. Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood are marking the anniversary with special theme park experiences this summer.

Universal Orlando Resort

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Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando Resort provides the perfect setting for a Jurassic Park celebration, with an entire section of the park dedicated to Jurassic Park. Guests can head through the Jurassic Park gates on the “Jurassic Park River Adventure” before experiencing the epic “Jurassic World VelociCoaster.”

Over at Universal Studios Florida, the Tribute Store is being re-themed into The Jurassic Park Tribute Store. The updated Tribute Store, opening on May 26, will invite guests to explore the history of the blockbuster movie as they venture through a series of themed rooms that highlight everything from pre-production elements like storyboards and blueprints to photo ops that recreate memorable scenes from the iconic film. Guests can also shop exclusive 30th anniversary merchandise including apparel, hats, key chains, plush, collectibles and more.

For dining options, guests will want to head over to Thunder Falls at Islands of Adventure to check out the Coconut Cajeta Churro (a caramel infused churro drizzled with coconut flakes and caramel sauce)and Prehistoric Raptor Wings (chargrilled chicken wings marinated with olive and spices then tossed in a sweet chili sauce and served with cilantro lime rice, black beans, and a plantain chip). Guests can also enjoy an exclusive Jurassic Park 30th Anniversary Fanta flavor – the “Wild Refresherrrr” – starting June 1.

Universal Cinemark at Citywalk will show the original film on June 9, 10 and 11, allowing guests all stages to experience the landmark film once again on the big screen.

Universal Studios Hollywood

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Jurassic World - The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood

Guests of Universal Studios Hollywood looking to celebrate the anniversary of Jurassic Park will want to ensure they check out “Jurassic World—The Ride” before checking out the limited-edition merchandise. 30th anniversary merchandise will be available at the UNIVRS and Universal Studios Store on CityWalk and within the theme park at the Universal Studio Store and Jurassic Outfitters, located adjacent to “Jurassic World—The Ride.”

For dining options, guests will want to head over to Jurassic Cafe to experience limited-edition food offerings including rilled Veggie and Beef Skewers, Brazilian Cheese Bread, Raptor Hummus, Coconut Flan, Dino Chocolate Tres Leches Cake and a Family Feast (two half chickens and two skewers, hummus, chips, cheese balls, mojo pork and vegetables). Guests can quench their thirst with Jurassic World-themed Boxed Water, an exclusive Jurassic Park 30th Anniversary “Wild Refresherrrr” Fanta Flavor or an Amber Mojito.

Isla Nu-Bar will be expanding its menu to include a new “Jurassic Water” cocktail and dinosaur-themed wines – Pterrior Dactyl Rosé and Blanco-Osaurus. Cocktails can also be served in a new souvenir Volcano Tiki Cup.

Guests can also check out the original Jurassic Park film on the big screen the Universal Cinema AMC at Citywalk on the weekend of June 9.

Additional 30th anniversary content, beyond the park celebrations, will include new broadcast, digital and game content, and exclusive merchandise. A re-release of the Jurassic Park film, retail promotions, anniversary celebration events, and fan conventions are also planned. You can follow the hashtag #JurassicPark30 for more information about these anniversary activities.

Will you be celebrating the anniversary of Jurassic Park at one of the Universal theme parks this summer? Leave us a comment to let us know!

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