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Epic Jurassic World Ride set to rumble at Universal Studios in 2019

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May 10, 2018

Hold on to your butts! Universal Studios Hollywood has announced plans to debut an all new Jurassic World Ride in 2019.

Life finds a way… as does epic rides for our amusement.

While that's good news for fans of Steven Spielberg's blockbuster franchise looking for the latest and greatest thrills using state of the art technology. For those who can't get enough of the original Jurassic Park: The Ride, an exciting boat tour of Isla Nublar and all the dinos on offer from the original 1993 film classic that culminates in an 85-foot splashdown, sadly, that waterlogged journey is coming to an end as the below teaser video explains.

That's because Universal has launched a "Countdown to Extinction" campaign inviting guests to experience the old ride before it closes on September 3, 2018 so the theme park can use the space to build the latest incarnation.

In its place will rise what Universal promises will be a "reimagined" dino adventure combining elements of the old ride with 21st century effects with a new color scheme, lush scenic design and never-before-seen dinosaurs from the Jurassic World franchise whose latest entry, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom barges into theaters on June 22.

Presumably, guests will be able to watch these Isla newbies sink their teeth into old favorites as well like the T-Rex and Velociraptor.

In the meantime, thrillseekers will just have to tide themselves over with the pending release of the latest sequel, which is moving the action off Isla Nublar and onto more familiar grounds – specifically a gothic mansion where Fallen Kingdom's dinosaurs like the Indo Raptor and Blue are being auctioned off to the highest bidder, according to an interview with star Chris Pratt in a featurette that just hit the web.

So expect Jurassic World: The Ride to tap into that claustrophobic feeling Fallen Kingdom helmer J.A. Bayona is working overtime to create for the movie.