The brand new Isla Nu-Bar and the updated Jurassic Café opened today at Universal Studios Hollywood!
Costa Rican-inspired cuisine and flavorful Tiki cocktails served at Jurassic Café and all-new tropical Isla Nu-bar add to the dynamic guest experience as part of Universal Studios Hollywood’s new mega attraction opening this summer, “Jurassic World—The Ride,” based on the JURASSIC WORLD blockbuster films.
Borrowing its name from the fictitious Central American island in the JURASSIC WORLD movies, the stand-alone, open-air Isla Nu-bar, complete with a thatched roof, serves up tropical-themed Tiki cocktails in three collectible cups: Etched Tiki, Bamboo-styled Tiki and Tiki God.
Whether blended or made-to-order with fresh juices, every aromatic blended drink is adorned with a pineapple leaf and edible orchid flower. Flavorable beverages include Tropical Margarita, Piña Colada and Painkiller, along with island cocktails such as Tiki Tai, Bird of Paradise, Ti Peach, Rum Runner and Mai Tai.
With Universal Studios Hollywood’s Executive Chef Marie Grimm at the helm, the new Jurassic Café caters to a selection of Costa Rican-themed cuisine, inspired by the location of the JURASSIC WORLD movies. Mouth-watering menu items include Sweet Corn Cakes with Slow Roasted Mojo Pork or Spicy Mojo Jackfruit, Citrus Glazed Chicken, Fresh Roasted Red Snapper and Isla Burger. Tempting starters include savory Chorizo and Potato Empanadas, Crispy Lettuce Leaf Roll with Shrimp, Tropical Fruit Salad and Pomegranate Guacamole with plantain chips. All entrees will be accompanied by fresh green papaya salad and Costa Rica’s national dish, Gallo Pinto – traditional rice and beans.
The food and drinks are looking incredible, although we do wish the drinks had appropriately Jurassic World themed names. We can’t wait to fully explore this area, its new secrets and fun to be had, plus ride the Jurassic World ride when it eventually opens later this Summer! In the meantime, more information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com, and be sure to follow their social media pages for all the latest updates!.
Has anybody tried the new drinks or food yet? Let us know in the comments!
If you’re anywhere near the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Alberta, Canada, you’re in luck! ‘Jurassic World’ Animation Supervisor, Glen McIntosh, is giving a lecture this Saturday May 4th! The lecture will take place on May 4th at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium, where Glen will talk about realistic creature design and animation.
As a bonus, Glen will be signing original artwork (limited supplies) in the museum lobby after the talk, which is not to be missed!
The lecture is free with admission, so if you’re an artist of any kind, or just a movie or dinosaur fan, it’s something you don’t want to miss! Glen has worked on numerous Jurassic projects, including Jurassic Park 3, World, and Fallen Kingdom, and has worked with both the designs, art, and of course, the animation of the dinosaurs.
Will you be attending? Be sure to share your comments and photos online so!
The Mattel Jurassic World Dinosaur Action Figures were announced the winners of the ‘Action Figure of the Year’ award. Receiving accolades from toy retailers, media, TIA members and consumers, the award was presented Friday evening in New York at the Toy Industry Association’s Annual T.O.T.Y Awards gala.
“”The ‘Jurassic World’ franchise has been inspiring generations of kids for 25 years and we are proud to partner with Universal to bring the world of dinosaurs to life in new ways,” said PJ Lewis, VP of Action Figures at Mattel. “It is an honor to be recognized by the Toy Industry Association for the Jurassic World Dinosaur action figure line at the Toy of the Year awards and we look forward to the continued excitement around the new line in 2019.”
Join the Capture and Containment Unit with the new ‘Jurassic World’ Laser Tag Blasters from eKids!
The set comes with two laser tag blasters that have a range of up to 100 ft! There are three shooting mode, and each has unique sound and light effects. There’s a life meter on the top of each blaster that keeps track of the shots fired and how many times the blaster has been hit.
Chose from three different shooting modes, each has different shot power, shot speed, number of shots, and reload time. You can hit the Secret Weapon button on the side of the gun to deal a massive blow to your opponent. The game ends when a player runs out of Life Points. Simply turn the blaster off and on to reset and start a new game. One round with these blasters definitely won’t be enough. The blasters are good quality and very responsive, both when firing and getting hit.
Head over to Amazon to purchase the ‘Jurassic World’ Laser Tag Blasters 2 Player Set, which is currently priced at $48.95. If you want to have a larger laser tag party, additional units can be purchased to extend play! Age recommendation is 5 and up, and they do come with batteries.
Is this something you would buy for your kids (or for you and your friends)? Let us know in the comments!
Two iconic scenes from ‘Jurassic Park’ can now be yours to own!
Chronicle Collectibles has revealed two new statues at New York Comic Con! The first limited edition statue features the ‘Rotunda Rex’ in her “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth” pose from the end of ‘Jurassic Park’. It’s in 1:9 scale, which means it’s approximately 24″ tall by 22″ in diameter! If you are a collector of the other Jurassic statues, it’s good to note that this one is in the same scale as Chronicle’s Owen & Blue statue.
The statue features the T.Rex in a roaring pose, the falling “When Dinosaurs Rule the Earth” banner, and dinosaur bones that fell from the ceiling of rotunda. Dinosaur fossils surround the entire outside edge of the base. There’s a great amount of detail in every part of this statue, especially the T.Rex, who even has the battle wounds from the velociraptors!
For all the fans of Dr. Ian Malcolm and the “sexy Malcolm” pose, the second statue is for you! The statue features the injured Dr. Ian Malcolm in his reclined, shirt unbuttoned pose. It’s in 1:4 scale, which makes it approximately 10″ tall by 18″ in diameter. The base features a similar fossil pattern as the ‘Rotunda Rex’ statue, with fossil details all around the outside of the base.
You can place your pre-orders now, and you can expect shipments to go out at the end of 2019. If you want to bring Rexy into your home, it will set you back $1349.99, while “sexy Malcolm” can be yours for $599.99.
Are you planning on adding one of these to your collection? Let us know in the comments!
“The fans asked and Han Cholo has delivered. Since the release of the Officially Licensed Jurassic Park micro collection, there has been a spike in the demand for new Jurassic Park jewelry as well as the most sought after enamel pin, the Jurassic Park Gate pin. The gate was made as an exclusive release for SDCC 2018, but after such a high demand for it Han Cholo decided to re-release it in a different color variant and this pin is here to stay! It is releasing at NYCC 2018 this year and is up for pre-orders right now on their website. This pin features the T-Rex in her on screen color way with the tan grey skin as well as the awesome moving gate doors. Also releasing this month at New York Comic Con will be the T-rex Pendant. This scaled down version of the T-Rex pendant has all the detail of the King of the Dinosaurs. If you’re in the New York area be sure to stop by Booth #241 to check out what Han Cholo has to offer!”
The pin is priced at $15, while the T.Rex pendant is going for $200.
Did you pick up any of the already released JP25 items? If so, what did you think? Sound off in the comments below!
Looking for new places to buy dinosaur toys? Check out Dan’s Dinosaurs!
Dan’s Dinosaurs started in 2009 as a small business specializing in paleontological collectibles. Dan started the company for dinosaur enthusiasts (like us!) with the goal of having a store that carried all dinosaur products in one place. If you live near Mayfield, Kentucky, you can go check out the brick and mortar storefront in person! Be sure to say hi to Dan for us!
They carry a wide range of educational products, high-end models, and fossil replicas. They currently sell well known brands such as: Safari Ltd, Papo, CollectA, Favorite, and Sideshow Collectibles. Many independent artists and other business owners also sell their work through the store and site. They sell and ship both locally and internationally.
We received a Papo Velociraptor (2016 version). This version of Papo’s popular raptor figure is 6″ by 4″ and has paint that is similar in style to Delta and Charlie in Jurassic World. All of the Papo raptors have a similar sculpt, complete with an articulated jaw and yes, they have sickle claws. This figure has more detail and texture than the recent Hasbro and Mattel raptors, and I think the Papo raptors would make excellent additions to collections. Also, Dan is great to work with, and the shipping was very fast. The figure came in good packaging and was undamaged. Dan’s Dinosaurs is an excellent resource for finding dinosaurs to add to your collection!
If you see something that you have to have, make sure enter “Jurassic Outpost” in the “How did you hear about us?” field during checkout to receive a free bonus gift with your order!
The release will have new features including: Achievements, Strike Events, and Friendly Battles. Over 30 Achievements will be available, and you can earn cash rewards for each one completed! We’ll have to wait until the update to learn more about Achievements.
Strike Events are PvE (person versus environment) battles that will take place in two new areas: Daybreak and Nightfall! These battles last several rounds, and you need to defeat the opposing team to progress to the next round. You win the event by winning every round before using up all your retries. There are prizes awarded after each win, and a grand prize if you win the event!
The new Social tab in the app will include a Friends features where you can invite your friends and challenge them to Friendly Battles. These battles will not affect trophy counts or leaderboard status. All creatures will be set to level 26 so there is a level playing field between you and your friends. Get ready to test your battle skills!
Updates to the map visuals, supply drops, creature sightings for Rare and Epics, and changes to Battles are also part of the release. There’s no word yet on when the update will be pushed out, but until then you can read the full release notes on Ludia’s Jurassic World Alive forum. Happy dino hunting!
Are you playing Jurassic World Alive? If so, which new feature are you most excited for? Sound off in the comments below!
Need some candy to eat while marathoning the Jurassic movies? Jelly Belly has you covered! They have made a variety of products including jelly beans, a chocolate dinosaur, and a chocolate dinosaur egg!
The jelly beans come in two different sized bags: the Jurassic World Grab & Go Bag (2.8 oz), and the Jurassic World Bag (1 oz). Grab & Go bags feature Blue, while the Jurassic World bag features either Blue, a triceratops, or a T.rex on the package.
Flavors in the Jurassic Mix include: Sparkling Berry Blue, Sparkling Sour Apple, Sparkling Orange, Sparkling Very Cherry, and Sparkling Wild Blackberry. I preferred the size of the 1 oz Jurassic World bag, and liked the Sparkling Orange and Sparkling Very Cherry the best!
For the chocolate lovers our there, Jelly Belly has also made a Jurassic World Chocolate Dinosaur, and a Jurassic World Chocolate Dinosaur Egg! The chocolate dinosaurs are milk chocolate with crisped rice, and molded into Blue. Each package also contains a collectible 3D card. The chocolate dinosaurs I opened had a Blue card and stegosaurus card, and each include facts about the dinos on the back! The chocolate dinosaur egg is a solid milk chocolate with crisped rice, a thin candy shell on the outside, and a gummi dinosaur in the center. Bite into one, and help that dino hatch!
Have you found any of the Jelly Belly products in store? Tell us which one you want to pick up in the comments section!
Official Jurassic Park 25th anniversary jewelry is here! Han Cholo is a Los Angeles based company that makes high-quality jewelry influenced by pop culture.
Just in time for Jurassic June, they have released four pieces to commemorate the release of one of the best movies of all time.
“This is a Collection that has been 65 million years in the making and it’s now been unleashed for the first time. Han Cholo Jewelry welcomes you to Jurassic Park to feast your eyes on the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Jewelry Collection. This micro collection is short but oh so sweet, consisting of the 25th Anniversary Class Ring complete with an Amber stone in the center and with fossil, dino bone and dino scale detailing all around the ring with the infamous Jurassic Park logo and 93 on the sides. Now who of you wouldn’t want to take a baby dino home? Well now you can with the baby dino pendant, just like in the 1993 film it looks like this baby dino is coming right out of his egg shell. For all you enamel pin lovers out there they also have the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Gate Enamel pin and the Mr. DNA Enamel pin. Take a look and just wait for the new dinos and other goodies to hit the Han Cholo Site, because Life always find a Way.”
For all the pin collectors out there, Han Cholo has created a Mr. DNA pin, and a SDCC (San Diego Comic Con) 2018 exclusive JP gate pin. The Mr. DNA pin is 1.5 inches in length, and features everybody’s favorite DNA strand. The SDCC 2018 exclusive features the famous JP gates that open up to reveal a T.Rex. Both pins are available for pre-sale now, and are scheduled to ship in July.
Die-hard fans will be enamored by the two exquisite jewelry pieces Han Cholo has to offer. Raptor squad fans will love the baby raptor necklace, which features a baby raptor hatching from an egg. Now you can take a baby raptor with you where ever you go! Fans looking for a class-y ring, will love the JP 25th anniversary class ring. The ring features an orange amber stone, the JP emblem, and a 93 for the class, er, release year.
The pins are priced between $12-$15, while the raptor egg and class ring go for $175 and $250, respectively.
What do you think of Han Cholo’s JP 25 anniversary collection? Will you be picking up some pins or jewelry to add to your collection? Let us know in the comments below!