Universal Studios Hollywood, located in Universal City, CA is introducing a new guest area! Adjacent to Jurassic Park – The Ride, is a new, interactive “Raptors Encounter,” that brings you up close and personal with Velociraptors – one of the fiercest predators that lived during the Cretaceous era. These Raptors are handled by trained guides who do their best to control these wild creatures. Some of the behaviors the Raptors display include screeches and intimidating stare-downs, which is easy at considering they’re 15 feet tall, and weigh about 750 pounds! Personally, I’d have to say that their 56 razor sharp teeth is one of the most frightening things to see, especially when it’s combined with 12 inch talons.
Jurassic Park-The Ride, based on the Spielberg hit, takes riders on a journey through time, complete with dinosaurs up to 5 stories tall, a massive T-Rex, and a wild 80+foot drop down a waterfall (don’t forget your poncho!). The new Raptors Encounter gives guests an outrageous opportunity to stand eye-to-eye with one of the baddest dinos out there!
For kids who love dinosaurs, Universal Studios Hollywood has raised the bar to a new level – giving them the to chance imagine what living with the Raptors would really have been like. This amazing example of technology will have you wondering just how they do it. Remember, these are Raptors, and need to be approached with great caution!
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