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Catch the Jurassic Park Ride at Universal Studios Before it Goes Extinct

The 22-year-old Jurassic Park ride is closing for good on Sept. 3

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    Watch: Jurassic Park Ride Closing at Universal Studios Hollywood

    The Jurassic Park ride at Universal Studios Hollywood is closing for good on Sept. 3, 2018. (Published Monday, Aug. 27, 2018)

    What to Know

    • The Jurassic Park ride opened in 1996.

    • Jurassic Park will close on Sept. 3.

    • The Steven Spielberg-directed movie generated about $1 billion in gross revenue worldwide.

    One of the very first thrill rides to exist at Universal Studios Hollywood is set to end its 22-year run on Monday.

    Jurassic Park has immersed fans into the world of dinosaurs since 1996, and is being closed to make way for a more modern version of the ride.

    Photos: Jurassic Park Ride Proposal Will Leave You With a Dinosaur-Sized SmilePhotos: Jurassic Park Ride Proposal Will Leave You With a Dinosaur-Sized Smile

    USH plans to renovate the area where Jurassic Park has been for decades to install a ride that reflects the newer films in the franchise. There have been five movies so far, including the most recent, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom." The franchise has made more than $1 billion worldwide since its release.

    Jurassic Park takes visitors on giant, yellow boats through a world where dinosaurs roam the earth. The seven-minute ride starts off peaceful enough, with guests occasionally getting sprayed with water by a silly Stegosaurus or bold Brontosaurus. But just like in the movie, things quickly go awry.

    Watch what happens in the video above when I tried to face the terrifying T-Rex on my own. And if you want to ride through the classic Jurassic Park one last time, you have until the park closes at 9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 3.

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    (Published Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018)

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