1. Welcome to the Inside Universal Forums! Make sure to sign up and join the community! It's fast, free, and easy! DO IT!

Dinosaur Meet-and-Greet/Raptor Encounter

Discussion in 'Lower Lot/Studio Center' started by Armadillo4, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. Wesker69

    Wesker69 Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,836
    Likes Received:
    1,291
    Location:
    Burbank, CA
    because they could? lol... I still have yet to go to the park & check the raptor(s) out, but when I saw this pic yesterday I was like "MUST. GO. NOW." :lol:

    yea, you'll also notice the color difference between the two as well. One being 'brown' the other being 'green'.
     
  2. Allen The Actor

    Allen The Actor Allen The Actor BANNED

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    Messages:
    4,829
    Likes Received:
    2,372
    Location:
    Hill Valley, California
    I still think they look so derpy and laughable :/ I know it's fun for everyone, but I'm still extremely underwhelmed by the raptor suites simply cuz I know more realistic and better proportioned costumes are readily available. Still cool tho.
     
    Wesker69 likes this.
  3. Wesker69

    Wesker69 Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,836
    Likes Received:
    1,291
    Location:
    Burbank, CA
    ^yea when my friend told me there was a green one & a brown one I responded with "Oh, I didn't know there was two different ones. I thought it was just 'derpy 1 & derpy 2'". I'm glad we have the addition to the lower lot because the park needs more photo-ops, but these things do look awful. I'm sure the "Dino Handlers" have a lot of fun though.
     
  4. Wesker69

    Wesker69 Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,836
    Likes Received:
    1,291
    Location:
    Burbank, CA
    Here is a pic from Sunday night and two from today... I gotta say, the raptor performers are definitely a lot better now than when they first debuted. For the most part, their movements are pretty fluid & they're definitely a lot more playfully aggressive. The costumes are still pretty terrible, especially the arms. However, I would love to see these Raptors set loose on the Lower Lot around the JP area. They'd definitely send guests running haha... Too bad we can't have one of these raptors show up in the JPRA queue, that'd be awesome... okay, here are said pics.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Allen The Actor

    Allen The Actor Allen The Actor BANNED

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    Messages:
    4,829
    Likes Received:
    2,372
    Location:
    Hill Valley, California
    *sigh* I still think the costumes are horrible...


    They look like oversized and disproportionate action figures
     
    Wesker69 likes this.
  6. CowMissing

    CowMissing Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2015
    Messages:
    619
    Likes Received:
    524
    Location:
    Universal City, California
    Watch closely and you'll see Larry Kurzweil, former President and Chief Operating Officer of Universal Studios Hollywood and Tim Runco, Vice President of Entertainment for Universal Studios Hollywood.


    Jurassic Park Raptor Encounter Universal Studios Hollywood:

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/CSP_Adh0Sr0?feature=oembed
     
  7. AlexanderMBush

    AlexanderMBush Legendary Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    15,995
    Likes Received:
    19,843
    Location:
    Arizona
    Blue has made her debut for Universal Studios Hollywood, in the wake of the Jurassic 25th Anniversary event.

     
  8. Chris

    Chris Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    2,690
    Likes Received:
    1,799
    Location:
    Southern California
    The Raptor Attack show is something that would be extremely difficult to bring to a daytime audience as the amount of space they need to perform the show is large. I am not sure we will ever see this again in the near future. We need a larger Jurassic Park land!
     
  9. AlexanderMBush

    AlexanderMBush Legendary Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    15,995
    Likes Received:
    19,843
    Location:
    Arizona
    Pardon my mistake, as Blue didn't debut during the 25th anniversary celebration.

    However, I have been told that Blue finally Made the jump to USH with a new raptor design than previous (in terms of mold).

    Keep an eye on Social Media as she now hunts at USH.
     
  10. Ron101

    Ron101 Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2018
    Messages:
    434
    Likes Received:
    450
    Location:
    California
    The new raptor design looks much better imo. The legs are now connected to the rest of the body. The metal collar is also gone along with the chains. Blue also looks like how she does in the movies.
     
    AlexanderMBush likes this.
  11. Ron101

    Ron101 Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2018
    Messages:
    434
    Likes Received:
    450
    Location:
    California
    Here’s what the new raptor design looks like at the Raptor Encounter. BF106C9F-7FC8-4CFC-B541-E3D5DFE10F35.jpeg
     
    AlexanderMBush likes this.
  12. AlexanderMBush

    AlexanderMBush Legendary Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    15,995
    Likes Received:
    19,843
    Location:
    Arizona
    Aiello has confirmed that the new Raptor was made with the Curry team.

     
  13. Wesker69

    Wesker69 Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,836
    Likes Received:
    1,291
    Location:
    Burbank, CA
    I'm very curious to see how the new Raptor Encounter turns out... Poor Blue is making appearances next to the starway behind the waittime display sign right now during construction. I wonder if it will be fairly basic like the original themed set-up or something even more elaborate & flashy to match the newly revamped ride.
     
  14. Wesker69

    Wesker69 Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,836
    Likes Received:
    1,291
    Location:
    Burbank, CA
    Oh just a little heads up for anyone that didn't know by now.... but Blue isn't going to be our only meet-n-greet when Jurassic World (re)opens.

    [​IMG]

    Universal Singapore & Orlando have done this same style meet-n-greet in their Jurassic Park areas with a baby triceratops..

     
    AlexanderMBush likes this.
  15. AlexanderMBush

    AlexanderMBush Legendary Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    15,995
    Likes Received:
    19,843
    Location:
    Arizona
    From Theme Park Obsession, the metal walls & aluminum roofing is up.

     
  16. AlexanderMBush

    AlexanderMBush Legendary Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    15,995
    Likes Received:
    19,843
    Location:
    Arizona
    From Attractions 360,

     
    SnideRemarksDept likes this.
  17. Ron101

    Ron101 Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2018
    Messages:
    434
    Likes Received:
    450
    Location:
    California
    They need to re-match the colors on that suit!
     
  18. Chris

    Chris Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    2,690
    Likes Received:
    1,799
    Location:
    Southern California
    I am very concerned this is next to the splashdown. It really needed to be where Dino Play is.
     
  19. AlexanderMBush

    AlexanderMBush Legendary Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    15,995
    Likes Received:
    19,843
    Location:
    Arizona
    I would be concerned, if it wasn't going to be contained to an indoor meet and greet (or at-least, for part of it).
     
  20. k_peek_2000

    k_peek_2000 Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2013
    Messages:
    2,164
    Likes Received:
    2,877
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    I'm wondering if the choice to put it there was also intended to ever-so-slightly, increase the footprint of the park.
     

Share This Page