Universal Studios Hollywood opens their version of Raptor Encounter

New Raptor Encounter officially open at Islands of Adventure


With Jurassic World doing incredibly well at the box office, Universal is bringing new experiences to their theme parks in the shape of meet and greets with one of the movies stars, the velociraptor.

An interactive experience featuring the dinosaur has already been in place at Singapore for several years, with the addition coming to Universal Orlando within the last few months.  Now Universal Studios Hollywood has gotten in on the raptor action with a meet and greet of its own.

Each one of the Raptor Encounters has a different take on the experience.  The version at Singapore (above video) features a raptor in a trailer towed by a vehicle where he interacts with guests during a show.

The Islands of Adventure version (above video) features a raptor peering between an electrical fence where guests can pose for a photo and can briefly interact with the dinosaur.

Universal Studios Hollywood’s version, which is the latest, (above video) features a simple stage show with a raptor that walks out to guests near the Jurassic Park ride at the park and interacts with guests, selfies are encouraged.

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