Jurassic World: 10 Best Things To Do At The Theme Park
Jurassic World features attractions suitable for all ages, making it the perfect family destination. But what facilities are seen to be favorites?
The Jurassic World theme park found in 2015's Jurassic World may be largely known for its "disastrous occurrences," but it offers plenty of activities for visitors to enjoy. The dinosaur theme venue has brought plenty of joy for tourists and provided them with many treasured memories.
Not only does Jurassic World feature attractions suitable for all ages, making it the perfect family destination, but there are also several events and a wide range of leisure facilities available to explore too. However, if someone was hypothetically planning on going there in the future, what parts would they like to see the most?
10 - The Mosasaurus Feeding Show
A key highlight of the Jurassic World theme park, the Mosasaurus Feeding Show occurs every two hours and gives visitors the chance to experience the dinosaur's eating habits. The show involves the Mosasaurus - one of Jurassic Park's most powerful dinosaurs - leaping from the water to claim its prize (which is a great white shark).
Audiences are advised to wear ponchos as the Mosasaurus's dive back into the water can cause viewers to get splashed. As the dinosaur disappears into its lagoon enclosure, the seats lower into the underwater observatory, where spectators can observe the creature in its natural habitat. It's a grand spectacle for tourists and provides an unmissable piece of entertainment.
9 - The Gyrospheres
One of the most popular attractions at Jurassic World, the Gyrospheres allow the public to experience the dinosaurs close-up. The spherical vehicles can be operated manually by the park visitors, and contain a built-in monitor, which informs its riders about the prehistoric species they may encounter.
Gyrosphere users can encounter over 30 different prehistoric species during their journey, including the Ankylosaurus, Triceratops, and Stegosaurus. The ride vehicles also come equipped with some safety features, such as the ability to roll to a safe distance should the Gyrosphere venture too close to a dinosaur, and protective glass so strong that it can withstand a Dilophosaurus's venomous spit.
8 - Jurassic World Aviary
The prospect of wandering into an enclosure full of winged dinosaurs may seem a scary thought for many individuals, but Jurassic World's aviary finds a way to make it safe. The park's attraction allows visitors to observe the Pterosaur species in a gigantic dome, whilst the creatures fly overhead.
Although the Jurassic Park franchise is completely wrong about this species' ability to pick up humans in the real world, in the Jurassic World universe, these winged beasts pose a major threat for human beings. With this in mind, the aviary invites the visitors to watch the Pterosaurs from the safety of six viewing platforms, where they are unable to reach the tourists below.
7 - Camp Cretaceous
A key demographic of any theme park is children, and Jurassic World is no different. First seen in the Netflix series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, the summer camp offers the entertainment venue's younger audience the chance to learn about the park and its dinosaurs. The camping ground features cabins as the childrens' living quarters, and an elevator carved into a tree trunk.
Campers can engage in a variety of activities, including a zip line and an obstacle course. Camp Cretaceous's kayaks allow children to paddle through an underground cave, where they can encounter a species known as the Parasaurolophus Lux. Rock climbing facilities are also available to guests at the summer camp, where kids can keep themselves entertained for a few hours.
6 - Jurassic Jeeps
Featured in the first Jurassic Park movie, the Jurassic Jeeps are arguably one of the theme park's most iconic attractions. These automated ride vehicles transport visitors on a tour through the entertainment venue, where they can experience the dinosaurs inside of their enclosures from the safety of their vehicle.
The tour begins at the Visitor Center, where guests are taken through the main gate. They then travel through the Dilophosaurus, Triceratops, and Tyrannosaurus Rex paddocks, with night goggles provided for viewing the dinosaurs during evening tours. Each vehicle also comes equipped with a computer system relaying prehistoric facts and a drinking tap, where tourists can refill their water bottles, ensuring that guests' needs are met.
5 - Hammond Creation Lab
It's hard to deny that the genetic creation of Jurassic World's dinosaurs is an impressive feat. Visitors to the theme park are treated to a glimpse of this awe-inspiring scientific achievement at the Hammond Creation Lab. Under the supervision of Doctor Henry Wu, the lab is responsible for the birth of over 200 dinosaurs.
At the Hammond Creation Lab, tourists can watch the scientists extract and piece together the dinosaur DNA. However, the most magical moment is the hatchery, where visitors can witness the dinosaur eggs being hatched in real-time. The birth of a baby velociraptor provides one of Jurassic Park's best scenes, effortlessly capturing the wondrous nature of a dinosaur's birth.
4 - Jurassic World Monorail
Wandering around a theme park can sometimes prove tiring, which is why transportation can be useful. Thankfully, Jurassic World possesses its own form of transport, in its extensive monorail system. The Jurassic World Monorail is comprised of twelve stations dotted throughout the park, with a vehicle available for boarding every twenty minutes.
The monorail brings visitors who have arrived via ferry into the park, where they are transported to Main Street. Guests can also use the transportation system to visit the Aviary, Innovation Center, and Gentle Giants Petting Zoo, providing transport links to some of the theme park's main areas of interest.
3 - The Cretaceous Cruise
For the more adventurous spirit, Jurassic World's Cretaceous Cruise offers a more adrenaline-fueled experience. This attraction allows visitors to kayak down Isla Nublar's river, where they can encounter some of the park's most popular dinosaurs. The river journey gives tourists the opportunity to see over 100 types of prehistoric vegetation, evoking a truly primeval feel.
Dinosaurs that can be glimpsed during this kayak adventure include the Apatosaurus, Baryonyx, and the Suchomimus. Visitors may also encounter the Stegosaurus, which is widely considered to be one of the Jurassic Park franchise's best dinosaurs. This attraction also takes guests through the Jurassic World Aviary, offering them a unique way to experience the park's Pterosaur population.
2 - Samsung Innovation Center
Based on the Visitor Center from the first Jurassic Park movie, the Samsung Innovation Center is situated in Jurassic World's Main Street and boasts over 100 interactive items. Inside this building, guests can visit the diner, engage in some skeleton digging and check out holographic images of various prehistoric species.
However, the main highlight of this attraction is the Mr. DNA Show, which returns from the original park. This short presentation involves the park's mascot explaining how the dinosaur DNA is acquired from amber and spliced with frog DNA to bring the creatures to life. It's an informative piece, which explains the park's genetic modifications clearly and concisely.
1 - Gentle Giants Petting Zoo
Both petting farms and dinosaurs have long been popular with toddlers, so it's no surprise that one of Jurassic World's main attractions combines the two. The Gentle Giant Petting Zoo is situated nearby to the Innovation Center and allows its smaller guests to feed, pet, and even ride some of the park's youngest dinosaurs.
Species featured within this attraction include the Triceratops, Apatosaurus, and Gallimimus, whilst the Stegosaurus and Parasaurolophus have also be known to reside within this area. Should the toddlers wish to ride these creatures, tourists are advised to wear helmets at all times, and visitors to the petting zoo are also instructed not to wear straw hats, as the juvenile dinosaurs will attempt to eat them.