If you’ve wanted to tame your own velociraptor ever since Owen did the impossible in Jurassic World, this is your chance.
Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom star Blue is the newest prehistoric creature to creep onto the Raptor Encounter at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort. The Raptor Encounter already challenges humans to get up close and personal with these extinct (but now very alive) reptiles that can be tamed enough to take a selfie with if you manage to keep your hands out of those teeth.
Blue was genetically engineered for this attraction using the same exact computer-generated model and images that brought her to life onscreen. That means every single scale and tooth and claw is exactly what you saw attacking Indominus Rex. It also means to watch your back, even though there is always a handler keeping an extra eyeball on her — especially when her temper flares.
They weren’t kidding when they said she's a movie clone.
You need to exercise extreme caution around this 12-foot-tall, 15-foot-long murder machine, even with supervision. Blue flashes 56 dagger teeth that can literally crush bone and lunges forward with 12-inch talons that curve threateningly from 18-inch-long feet. She is also programmed to sense threats around her, and that could result in some pretty nasty defensive dino behavior. Her senses can pick up on the slightest stimulus. “Clever girl” is an understatement.
Velociraptors are lethal hunters, but they aren’t all teeth. Blue is also highly intelligent and will listen to a handler with the right moves if they can get past the deafening screeches. These carnivores only scream because they’re trying to convince you of their predatory dominance. Those reptilian eyes might be intimidating, but stay calm, because otherwise those terrifying jaws will end up in your face. If you know how to behave in the photo booth, you also might get out with your head still on.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will claw its way into theaters June 22, but Blue is already waiting for you to dare and attempt that selfie.