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    Here's What The New "Jurassic World" Area At Universal Studios Is Like Now

    Hold onto your butts...'cause they're going to get wet!

    1. First, in case you're wondering, YES it's still a boat ride...

    2. ...and it still has that impressive 85-foot drop.

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    Still scary.

    3. However, the iconic signs and gate now say: "Jurassic World."

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    R.I.P Jurassic PARK.

    4. The boats themselves have been given a little makeover, too.

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    No more yellow!

    5. The queue is meant to immerse you as though you're really AT Jurassic World — so there are a bunch of ~informational~ signs that talk about Isla Nublar and the dinosaurs, especially the newer ones, like Indominus rex.

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    Shout out to OG park builder John Hammond on the "Isla Nublar" sign there.

    6. And all the queue videos have been majorly updated, too.

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    Yup, there's BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wu, from both the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World films.

    7. You'll see Jurassic World "news" interviews with Chris Pratt as expert Velociraptor handler Owen Grady.

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    8. And Bryce Dallas Howard as Jurassic World's operations manager Claire Dearing does a very appropriate corporate-style intro.

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    You know this spells ~trouble~, right?

    9. Also, parents — take note! There is a height restriction to the ride.

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    You must be at least 42″ (107 cm) tall to go on the ride, and kids who are 42-48″ (107-122 cm) tall must be accompanied by someone 14 years or older.

    10. The ride still features animatronic dinosaurs, but they've been majorly updated with new technology.

    11. And there's a new "water tank" part of the ride where it looks like the mosasaurus is swimming around you.

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    Honestly? Kinda scary.

    12. You can expect to get A LOT more wet on this new ride compared to the old one.

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    They've added more "splash" elements to the ride. I had a poncho on and STILL got ridiculously soaked in an end seat. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    13. The story has also been revamped to follow the escape of the Indominus rex.

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    14. Which, of course, climaxes during a battle with the Tyrannosaurus rex — just like in Jurassic World!

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    Sorry, no photos of this one because I didn't want to lose my phone DURING THE DROP!

    15. Just outside the ride, you can visit the updated Raptor Encounter, now featuring Owen's favorite — Blue from Jurassic World.

    16. But if you're into more ~docile~ dinos then you can also meet Juliet the Triceratops...

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    Careful not to get too close, she MIGHT sneeze on you!

    17. ...or a very cute baby Raptor if size alone scares you.

    18. There's even new food at Jurassic World! You'll have your choice of some ~fancy~ Costa Rican-inspired cuisine served at Jurassic Café.

    19. And finally, you can get flavorful Tiki cocktails at the all-new tropical Isla Nu-bar (hehe, get it?).

    Hold onto your's gonna be super fun (and super wet)!!!

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