The Lower Lot, directly across from the foot of the escalators.
Universal Express and standby lanes offered. A single rider line is also available.
Must be 42 inches tall to ride. Guests 42-48 inches tall must ride with a Supervising Companion (anyone 14 years or older). Guests 48 inches or taller may ride alone.
The Bottom Line
Tour the iconic Jurassic Park in a river tour, encountering various gentle herbivorous dinosaurs before flying off course into carnivorous dinosaur enclosures and flying down an 84 foot plunge. You will get wet!
Appropriate for tweens and up. Loud noises, dark space, and terrifying carnivorous dinosaurs (including raptors, spitters and two encounters with a massive T-Rex). The indoor 84 foot plunge is not for the faint of heart but is over in seconds.
Crowd Patterns & Wait Times
The escalators feeds guests directly into Jurassic Park, but the ride’s massive boats efficiently handles crowds. Expect to wait 15-30 minutes on slower days and 30-60 minutes on busier days. Despite modifiable splash levels, expect nonexistent waits on slower days and higher waits on hot days.
Length of Experience
The ride lasts approximately seven minutes, discounting any delays at unloading (not an uncommon occurrence).
What To Know Before You Go
The ride experience loosely draws from the iconography and events of Jurassic Park, but viewing the film is not necessary to the experience. Universal’s advertising will lead you to believe the ride is linked to Jurassic World; be aware this is purely marketing. If you’re planning a trip in the early months of the year (January-March), keep in mind that the ride undergoes an annual routine refurbishment in the winter months.
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