Right now at Islands of Adventure all eyes are on the new Wizarding World dark ride, which has been under construction for over a year, but about which precious little is actually known. However, it looks like while we’ve all been focused on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, it looks like Universal has quietly been developing another corner of Islands of Adventure for a new attraction that was just confirmed…
Earlier this week, eagle-eyed park-goers noticed that some of the carnival games and vendor kiosks around the Jurassic Park area of the park were removed, and construction walls went up around a portion of the old Triceratops Encounter area. And though this could have just been part of a cleaning, maintenance or refurbishment effort, local ABC affiliate news station WFTV has obtained a document that shows a roller coaster track layout for the exact area that was walled off, including a queue area near the Discovery Center area of this land.
Interestingly, these new developments also match details found in a demolition permit filed with the city of Orlando last May for “Project 791” for a 1.36-acre area. of the park. Like all permits, this one is pretty vague, but it does specify that a new attraction is planned for the area, with demolition and construction taking approximately 1 1/2 years.
本週早些時候，鷹眼的公園觀眾注意到公園侏羅紀公園周圍的一些狂歡游戲和供應商亭被拆除，建築圍牆在舊的三角龍邂逅區域的一部分周圍上升。 雖然這可能只是清潔，維護或翻新工作的一部分，但當地ABC聯盟新聞台WFTV已經獲得了一份文件，顯示了被圍牆的確切區域的過山車軌道佈局，包括發現附近的隊列區域 這片土地的中心區域。
有趣的是，這些新開發項目也與去年5月向奧蘭多市提交的拆遷許可證中的詳細信息相匹配，該項目為“項目791”佔地1.36英畝。 公園。 像所有許可證一樣，這個許可證很模糊，但它確實規定了該地區的新景點，拆遷和建設需要大約1年半。
Though we definitely weren’t expecting this attraction to be confirmed today, Universal has been hinting about something being announced regarding this part of Islands of Adventure for several days now, tweeting last week about something “exciting” happening soon and a picture of a Dinosaur busting out of the World Record Egg just a few days ago.
Impact to existing Jurassic Park area will be minimal
While details are sparse about this new attraction, the good news is that it doesn’t look like any current attractions will be sacrificed to build this roller coaster, which, according to a mock-up created by WFTV (that you can see here) will largely fly over developed areas of the Jurassic Park area. In fact, the only attraction areas that seem like they will be affected by construction will be the former Triceratops Encounter (which has long-been closed) as well as the Raptor Encounter (which could easily be moved). This is definitely good news, as many of Universal’s newest attractions have required the shutdown of older attractions, so it’s nice to see Universal building something in an unused area of the park that won’t have any big impact on current rides.
雖然有關這個新景點的細節很少，但好消息是，根據WFTV創建的模型（你可以在這裡看到），它看起來並不像現在的任何景點都會被犧牲來建造這個過山車。 將主要飛越侏羅紀公園地區的發達地區。 事實上，唯一似乎受建築影響的景點將是前Triceratops Encounter（長期關閉）以及Raptor Encounter（可輕鬆移動）。 這絕對是個好消息，因為環球影業的許多最新景點都需要關閉舊景點，所以很高興看到環球公園在公園未使用的區域建造一些不會對當前遊樂設施產生任何重大影響的東西。
Could this be the beginning of a soft switch to a “Jurassic World” theme for this new area?
Though Jurassic Park is its own giant franchise, many have wondered if Universal might try and bring this land into the 21st century by re-theming this land as “Jurassic World” after the latest series of movies. This move wouldn’t be without precedent, as Jurassic World is coming to Universal Studios Hollywood later in 2019 as their version of the Jurassic Park water ride is re-themed to Jurassic World. We don’t quite know what changes are being made to this attraction to make it more relevant to the newer series of movies, but considering this re-themed ride is supposed to open later this year, we should know more soon.
And while Islands of Adventure has not announced any changes for their version of the Jurassic Park ride just yet, the addition of this roller coaster in 1-2 years could make room for them to eventually re-theme their version of this ride, just in time for a soft transformation from Jurassic Park into Jurassic World.
Though there is still plenty we do not know about this new Jurassic Park roller coaster, at least it has been confirmed that Universal is officially proceeding with development on this attraction. Hopefully we will learn more about their official plans for this area (including a possible soft transition into Jurassic World) in the very near future as construction begins to ramp up on this brand new project!
雖然冒險島尚未宣布他們的侏羅紀公園版本的任何變化，但是在1 – 2年內增加這個過山車可以為他們最終重新設計這個版本的騎行提供空間，從侏羅紀公園到侏羅紀世界的溫和轉變時刻。