Blue, the Velociraptor from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World Franchise


Blue, the Velociraptor from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World Franchise, Debuts at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort as Part of the “Raptor Encounter” Experience

Guests Are Invited to Come Face-to-Face with the Fan Favorite

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Arrives in Theatres on June 22, 2018

Universal City, CA, Orlando, Fla., June 11, 2018 – Blue, one of the most popular dinosaurs from

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s blockbuster Jurassic World franchise, is now part

of Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort’s exciting “Raptor Encounter

experiences inviting guests to brave the dangerous predator in daring face-to-face standoffs.

The imposing life-like creature is Owen’s beloved Velociraptor from Jurassic World and

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and was brought to life for the “Raptor Encounter” employing

the exact computer-generated model and images used to create her for the big screen.

Blue is a welcome new addition to the “Raptor Encounter,” allowing guests to come face-

to-face with the clever carnivore. Velociraptors are intelligent and formidable hunters, and

theme-park guests are advised to approach them with caution.

With their intimidating eye contact and ear-piercing screeches that reinforce predatory

dominance, each Raptor bares 56 razor-sharp, bone-crushing teeth and lunges forward with

curved talons that extend up to 12 inches from their 18-inch-long feet. Towering 12 feet in

height and 15 feet—from tail to snout—the aggressive carnivores will each succumb to highly

skilled handlers who adeptly guide them to within feet of guests.

“Countdown to Extinction of Jurassic Park—The Ride” at Universal Studios Hollywood"

Universal Studios Hollywood recently announced its “Countdown to the Extinction of

Jurassic Park—The Ride” campaign designed to pay homage to the thrill ride that closes on

September 3 to make way for the all-new Jurassic World ride, a technologically-advanced epic

adventure inspired by Universal Pictures’ blockbuster film franchise, opening in 2019.

In 1996, Universal Studios Hollywood redefined theme park thrill rides with the

unprecedented introduction of “Jurassic Park—The Ride,” based on three-time Academy

Award ® winner Steven Spielberg’s epic film. Hailed as a technological achievement of triumph

and wizardry, the ride featured newly debuted principles of hydraulic physics, mechanics and

space-age robotics. Working in partnership with scientists, paleontologists and aerospace

engineers, Universal Creative—the team that develops Universal theme park rides—brought to

life one of the most compelling rides ever created. Life-sized and lifelike animatronic dinosaurs,

some towering more than five-stories high, freely roamed the earth at Universal Studios

Hollywood.

Twenty-two years later—and after sending millions of guests back to the Jurassic era for

menacing encounters with such predators as Stegosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Dilophosaurus,

Velociraptors and the Tyrannosaurus rex, “Jurassic Park—The Ride” will become extinct in

preparation for a new, next-generation experience that’s even more immersive and

technologically-advanced.

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