The Jurassic Park River Adventure is still down for seasonal maintenance at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. It appears that the water has been drained to facilitate cleaning and maintenance work. Other areas outside of the ride are also receiving some love such as planters and brickwork around the land. With the Jurassic World film less than 100 days from opening it’ll be nice to have everything back in working order on the ride, including, hopefully, all of the animatronic figures’ rubber skins, which need to be replaced and repaired quite often in the Florida sun and rain.
Check out the photos below, of both the ride rehab, and some sights around the area. I was fortunate to meet a baby triceratops on my travels and you can see a video below.
Sign greeting us at the park entrance
Walls around the River Adventure
Behind the walls
Looks like the water has been drained
The view from inside Thunder Falls Restaurant
These bricks have recently been primed for repainting
These are the colors for the bricks when completed
Wide shot of the show building
Rockwork and waterfalls are looking good. All the white streaks have been removed. Water effects still off.
Ride entrance closed off
Ride exit closed off in the gift shop
Still nothing happening at the old Triceratops Encounter
Closed off Triceratops Encounter empty queue
Exit to the now defunct Triceratops Encounter attraction
A few images from inside the Jurassic Park Discovery Center
Check out the video of me petting the cute baby Triceratops during my visit!
That’s all for now!
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Alicia has been visiting theme parks since the age of 3, has an incredible knack for memorizing park maps, loves theme park renovations and cannot wait to ride something new. She can often be found taking video of construction sites and riding roller coasters!