In honor of the theatrical release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Loews Royal Pacific Resort has just introduced a Jurassic World suite for kids. The dinosaur-themed suites feature gyrosphere beds, valley map carpet, and dino-inspired linens. The 670-square-foot suite sleeps up to five and includes a king bedroom for two adults, as well as an adjoining room with two twin beds and option for one rollaway. The kids’ room is connected to the adults’ room via a door modeled after the dinosaur enclosure.
This summer, rates for the room will range from $489 to $679 per night. Guests staying at Loews Royal Pacific Resort will receive a Universal Express Unlimited two-park pass for everyone in their party, allowing them to skip the regular lines on rides like Jurassic Park River Adventure.
Also, in celebration of the new Jurassic World film, which premieres on June 22, Blue, the popular raptor trained by Chris Pratt, aka Owen Grady, in the movie is now on display at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Guests now have the chance to come face-to-face with the velociraptor at the Raptor Encounter and get their picture taken with the dinosaur.
The technology used to design the raptors in the movie were used to bring Blue to life at Universal. "Each raptor bares 56 razor-sharp, bone-crushing teeth and lunges forward with curved talons that extend up to 12 inches from their 18-inch-long-feet," according to Universal Orlando's blog.
There were rumors in April that a new Universal park, featuring a Jurassic World area, was in the works. Industry expert Jim Hill says that the new Jurassic World attraction could also lead to an update of the current Jurassic World area at Universal.
“[I]t's being played with currently in reference with the new Jurassic World movies. Also, guest research has been out asking guests what they expect from a Jurassic Park attraction and their feedback about the original ride."
Jurassic Park - The Ride debuted at Universal Studios Hollywood in 1996 and redefined the concept of the thrill ride. The ride, which was designed by a team of scientists, paleontologists, and aerospace engineers, was hailed as a technological achievement and featured space-age robotics, including lifelike animatronic dinosaurs, some over five-stories high.