Universal Studios Hollywood Launch “Raptors Encounter” Next to Jurassic Park Ride (@UniStudios)

unnamed-3The ferocious predatory Velociraptors that gained notoriety in theJurassic Parkblockbuster movies and sprang to life in Jurassic ParkThe RideatUniversal Studios Hollywoodwill be unleashed in an all-new exciting Raptors Encounter experience at The Entertainment Capital of L.A. that pits guests in a daring face-to-face standoff with these terrifying, now free-roaming carnivores.

Tipping the scales at a hefty 750 pounds, towering 15 feet in height and 13 feet from tail to snout, the aggressive Cretaceous-era dinosaurs will each succumb to highly skilled handlers who adeptly guide them to within feet of guests in a specially themed area of the park, located adjacent to Jurassic ParkThe Ride.

Highly intelligent creatures, Raptorsshort for Velociraptorsare notorious hunters, who in recent years have undergone intense training by adept handlers as part of these unusual guest interactions. This Universal Studios Hollywood introduction marks their first West coast theme park foray with guests.

Each one of the Raptors displays intimidating eye contact and emits ear-piercing screeches to reinforce their predatory dominance. Their snouts alone measure nearly 20 inches and house 56 razor sharp, bone-crushing teeth. With curved talons measuring up to 12 inches on each of their 18 inch-long feet, Velociraptors are formidable hunters and theme park guests are advised to approach them with caution.

Jurassic ParkThe Ride comes to life at Universal Studios Hollywood, inspired by famed director Steven Spielbergs epic movie, where guests experience a wide array of living, breathing, prehistoric dinosaurs. A phenomenal interactive thrill ride, Jurassic Parkthe Ride features a land where stormy skies are pierced by colossal, three-dimensional, five-story dinosaurs and a world where visitors discover that they have become prey for a terrifying T. rex. The adventure culminates with a breath-taking 84-foot drop down a treacherous waterfall.

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Written by Juliet Schroder

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