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.
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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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