Where Jurassic World's Characters Are During Camp Cretaceous
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous takes place during the events of Jurassic World, but the characters don’t cross paths. Where on Isla Nublar are they?
Netflix's new animated series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous tells a new story on the other side of Isla Nublar happening during the events of Jurassic World, and frequently references characters from the 2015 film. The series follows six teenagers who win a spot in the first ever Camp Cretaceous, where they get to have exclusive access to the park under the supervision of camp counselors Dave and Roxie. After the Indominus Rex escapes the enclosure, both the characters from Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous have to get creative to escape the park alive.
Jurassic Park: Camp Cretaceous might be set during the events of Jurassic World, but it has an entirely new cast of characters and tells a completely different story from the film. The six teenagers in Jurassic Park: Camp Cretaceous are located on the opposite side of Isla Nublar from Owen Grady and Claire Dearing's adventures in Jurassic World. Although the campers venture into many of the same parts of the park, such as the underground maintenance tunnels and the raptor paddock, their paths never cross. So where exactly are Jurassic World's characters during Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous?
The only Jurassic World character that appears in Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous is Dr. Henry Wu, the geneticist who created all the dinosaurs in the Jurassic Park movies. In both Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, Dr. Wu creates the Indominus Rex, the vicious dinosaur who escapes the enclosure and wreaks havoc on Isla Nublar. Dr. Wu appears briefly in Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous in season 1, episode 2 "Secrets" when the campers are touring the top-secret genetics lab. He is mentioned by name later in the series during season 1, episode 5 "Happy Birthday, Eddie!" when the kids overhear guards shout to each other, "the order is to save Dr. Wu!" while being attacked by an unknown dinosaur.
Although the campers in Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous never run into the main characters from Jurassic World because they are on the opposite side of the island, the operations manager of Jurassic World, Claire Dearing, is mentioned several times by name over the course of the show. Claire never physically appears in Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, but mentioning the character by name helps tie the animated series into the broader world of the Jurassic Park movies.
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous takes place during the events of Jurassic World, but the camp's location on the other end of the park from the Indominus Rex enclosure and the main resort means that the characters never interact. Despite that, the campers in Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous frequently run across evidence that the Jurassic World characters were there, such as finding the remains of the crashed Gyrosphere in the restricted section of the park. Although their paths never do cross, the characters in Jurassic World still come perilously close to finding the campers in Jurassic Park: Camp Cretaceous.