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Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure

Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure
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The final drop exists inside the building with the splashdown outside the building
General Statistics
Type River rafting ride
Manufacturer Hafema
Height restriction 42 in (107 cm)
Universal Express available

Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure is a raft water ride located in The Lost World zone at Universal Studios Singapore in Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Island, Singapore.[1]

History

Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure is based off the concept of Jurassic Park: The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood. Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure is a Hafema river rafting ride whereas Jurassic Park: The Ride is a flume ride. The attraction first opened at Universal Studios Singapore on March 18, 2010. The attraction was temporary closed to the public for enhancement works from 10 August 2011 to 20 January 2012.[2] The ride has since reopened and includes enhancements such as a pair of "dry pods" for guests to dry off after getting soaked.[3]

Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure was also destined for the new Universal Studios Dubailand theme park where it would exist in the proposed Epic Adventures section of the park.[4][5] This has yet to eventuate as the Universal Studios Dubailand project is indefinitely on hold.

Summary


Pre-show

Riders start at a building similar to that seen in Jurassic Park River Adventure, with a map of the other attractions in the Lost World section of the park. Riders then board 9-person circular rafts on a conveyor belt. Videos of the places they would be visiting are made, with announcements of possible flash floods in the Outpost B area and the Dinosaur Hatcheries.

Ride

The raft first passes Stegosaurus Springs, where a Stegosaurus and its young are grazing on the shore and then passes Parasaurolophus Lagoon, where a visible Parasaurolophus and a hidden Parasaurolophus that pops out of the water are seen shooting water at the riders. Riders were supposed to proceed to Outpost B but due to flooding, are redirected back to the unload area. However, the flood had wercked the Outpost, with a submerged lookout tower and an upturned raft. Then, park rangers announce that the velociraptor containment unit was breached and to remain calm.The raft is then diverted through broken electrified fencing into a restricted area where a sign announces that carnivores and passes through deeper sections of the area as several of the (possibly) escaped Velociraptors hiss at the vehicle. Before the raft enters the Hydroelectric plant, a roar (that of a Tyrannosaurus rex) is heard in the distance and a wrecked Jurassic Park jeep is seen. Farther into the station, lights dim as a Tyrannosaurus watches the riders through a small window and lets out its iconic spine-chlling roar. As the track becomes totally dark, a beacon in the center of the raft begins to blink. Dinosaur proximity alarms begin to sound, warning of a class-4 danger ahead. Before the raft is shunted into the elevator, radio transmissions form the park rangers can be heard, with frantic calls of help. Then, the raft ascends and stops. The Tyrannosaurus pokes its head through the ceiling and snaps at the riders. The vehicle then falls down a slope from a height of 40 feet, drenching the riders. Two Dilophosaurus shoot water at the craft (targeted at the riders who got the least drenching) as it returns to the unloading station.

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