Confirmed: ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Trailer Coming Soon! Will it Release with ‘Fast & Furious 9’ this June?

Update: Producer Frank Marshall has taken to Twitter to confirm a trailer is indeed coming soon! No word yet if it will be tied to ‘F9’, or perhaps drop on June 11th – read on to get our detailed breakdown of what we expect, and when!

The road to the upcoming 6th installment of the Jurassic Park franchise, ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ has been long, with many expected twists and turns, being pushed back from 2021 to 2022 due to the ongoing pandemic. This has left a drought of Jurassic news, outside of the ongoing animated series ‘Camp Cretaceous’, and anticipation is running high to learn more about the upcoming sequel.

This of course leads to the big question: when will we see the first trailer for ‘Dominion’? Speculation has run rampant, and while there are many logical milestones, nothing has been certain due to the way the entire film industry has been shaken up from Covid19. Thankfully, the wait won’t be long.

We have been hearing the trailer is targeting this Summer, which is something our friends at NeoJurassic podcast had also reported. In fact, we originally heard it was looking to release in August –  however, that information dates back to prior to the release of Season 2 of ‘Camp Cretaceous’.

So if not August, when is the trailer due to hit? While we don’t have an exact confirmation, we’re fairly confident it will be released this June alongside ‘Fast & Furious 9’.

The first ‘Dominion’ trailer will likely skew towards the teaser variety, only giving a glimpse of what’s to come without showing off too many new elements. We’re big fans of well made trailers – something we feel Jurassic World has previously missed the boat on with their spoiler-laden output. We’re hopeful that ‘Jurassic World 3’ curbs that trend, taking inspiration from more curated teaser experiences like ‘Cloverfield’, or trailers like ‘The Force Awakens’.

Conversely, perhaps a one-off experience, akin to ‘Battle at Big Rock’ will serve as the film’s first tease. The end of ‘BaBR’ set the tone with numerous dinosaur encounters on mainland, and we’ve since been awaiting a followup on the concept, which is filled with opportunity for content prior to Dominions release. This could serve as more curated teaser, and speaking to Hollywood Reporter director Colin Trevorrow revealed that something related to Dominion is indeed coming soon:

“It’s going to be sooner than you think. I can’t talk about it just yet. We’ve got something fun planned, and it has everything to do with getting people back into the movie theaters.”

– Colin Trevorrow

‘Fast & Furious 9’ is hitting US theaters this June 25th, a timely release roughly a year out from Dominions June 10th, 2022 date. Outside of Jurassic, the Fast & Furious series is Universal’s largest theatrical performer, and we’re sure that the studio is keen to supercharge its theatrical run this summer with as many incentives as possible, and ‘Dominion’ marketing is certainly one way to do so. 

Taking that concept further, perhaps Universal aims to release ‘Big Rock’ style one-offs marketing the sequel with all their appropriate upcoming theatrical tentpoles. This could serve as a proper blitz to really revitalize theaters, all while hyping up ‘Dominion’ without actually showcasing scenes or spoilers from the films. Movies like ‘Old’ (July 23rd) and ‘Halloween Kills’ (October 15th) may also be spots to watch – that said, we feel confident that whatever is planned, ‘F9’ sits at the center of it.

Releasing the trailer in June makes a lot of sense for other reasons: we learned a long while back that ‘Jurassic World: Evolution 2’ was in development, and planned to release near Dominion. The game heavily features elements from the new film such as the new varied environments, companies and facilities, characters, and of course, dinosaurs. While Dominion’s delay did push Evolutions plans back, we’re hearing it’s likely the game will have a debut trailer at Gamescom in August.

We’re not sure how ‘Dominion’ will be supported after the trailer drops, as the proper story-centric marketing push isn’t expected to kick off until closer to February 2022 alongside a larger trailer we assume will be timed with the SuperBowl. However, that leaves the curious omission of November & December 2021, a time period typically reserved for the first trailer of new Jurassic films. Perhaps instead of a trailer at that time, a behind the scenes video will hit teasing what’s to come, building anticipation for the larger marketing push planned soon after?

It’s also possible that the November/December 2021 timeslot may be passed up by ‘Dominion’ marketing, as we’re expecting a 4th season of Netflix’s ‘Camp Cretaceous’ around that time. While ‘JWCC’ is standalone, Colin Trevorrow has repeatedly teased it has larger ties to ‘Dominion’, so it may serve a similar role in pushing audiences to look forward to the upcoming sequel. Considering how much the film industry has been struggling to find its footing again due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe building a momentous push to build anticipation, spread awareness, and drive audiences to want to return to theaters with ‘Dominion’ is key. Quite frankly, this film is one of the few currently capable of such, perhaps more-so than Disney’s upcoming Marvel offerings. 

With ‘Star Wars’ taking some time away from the theatrical space, Jurassic is at an even better position to expand its brand awareness and loyalty over the coming year. We’re quite hopeful this budding opportunity is taken full advantage of, and releasing a teaser this June points that way. We truly believe in the theatrical experience of cinemas, and hope to see a large push to make sure that experience – something films like Jurassic require – does not go extinct.

What do you hope to see from the first Jurassic World Dominion trailer? Sound off in the comments below, and stay tuned for all the latest news!

‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Eyeing July to Resume Filming

The production for the sixth Jurassic film, Jurassic World: Dominion has been suspended since March 14th due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, but could there finally be a light at the end of the tunnel?

In an interview with Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III and Jurassic World: Dominion actor Sam Neill, The Guardian reports that the “hope” is that filming can resume this upcoming July.

The actor and his latest team of Jurassic co-stars were due to start filming in England on Jurassic World III this month, until the pandemic struck, but he said there is still hope that some work can resume in July.

It should be noted that while they’re targeting a July start date, the entire situation remains fluid and unique – meaning further delays may occur to better protect the health and safety of cast and crew, and to fully realize the original vision of the film.

The film still holds it’s June 11, 2021 release date but it remains to be seen if that date will stick. It is likely a short pause of filming could have been handled, but a July re-start will be almost a four month delay. Though it should be noted that Universal Pictures has staked out claim for June 10, 2022 for an “Untitled Universal Event Film”, which very well may be the latest Jurassic Park films new home.

What are your thoughts on filming possibly resuming for Jurassic World: Dominion in July? Do you think that is too soon, or could it even be earlier?Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: The Guardian

Colin Trevorrow Confirms Someone Has Guessed the Title of Jurassic World 3 – but What Is It?

As we continue to approach the start of filming for Jurassic World 3, it is safe to say that there is a lot of excited speculation within the fandom about what the title of Jurassic World 3 may be. Whilst we know that the working title of the film is Arcadia, as confirmed by production weekly, we know that this will not be the final title for the film.

There has been lots of speculation in the fandom about the nature of the name of the new film – and recently, Jurassic community member James Ronan shared a great thread on Twitter which Colin Trevorrow actually got involved in – adding fuel to the speculation fire – and eventually confirming fans within the thread have guessed the title.

Colin’s involvement within the thread involved teasing fans, before adding some additional context to some of the titles. Whilst he replied to some, such as ‘Jurassic World 3: Duel of Fates’, to poke fun at some of the ideas which fans were throwing out, he did also offer some hints about the direction which the title of the third entry in the film series may be taking.

While the above tweet isn’t from Colin, it is part of the thread, and one of the few Colin liked within it. Considering that, it stands to reason the title will be something more hopeful. Another thing Colin did confirm on this thread was that ‘Jurassic World: Extinction’ will NOT be the title of the new film. I must admit, I was slightly disappointed to read this as I and several other fans had been excited about the prospect of ‘Extinction’ being an obvious new subtitle for the series – as it was nearly the title of Jurassic Park 3 – but it does now bring into question where exactly we may be heading next. There were several fantastic suggestions within the thread such as ‘Paradigm Shifts’, New Era and ‘Welcome to Jurassic World’ – all of which I personally really appreciate as they have they communicate the current nature of the franchise well. Other great suggestions included ‘Jurassic World: The Edge of Chaos’ and ‘Jurassic World: Paradise Lost’ – though they skew less positive sounding, and more grim.

So you’re probably now thinking ‘but I saw people saying Colin Trevorrow confirmed the title is ‘New Era’. He didn’t. While that title is the current running theory, as it was guessed within the thread, and reads in a positive way, Colin’s tweet using the words dates back to the Summer, regarding a very different topic.

The running theory is Colin chose the words New Era on purpose, as an easter egg of sorts, that would only come to light after the title of the film is announced. It wouldn’t be the first time he did that – in past interviews with Jurassic Outpost, he snuck direct quotes from the Fallen Kingdom script into his answers to our questions. However, only time will tell!

‘Jurassic World: New Era’ or not, these titles should have one thing in common – they suggest that the title should reflect the new nature of the third instalment in the series now that we are off Isla Nublar, and well within the domain of the general population. Short features like Battle at Big Rock and The Jurassic World Motion Comics have provided tantalising hints at the nature of the world after the fallout from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – so this is something which I feel should be further emphasized in the title of the third film. It is safe to say that the stakes which we are facing within the upcoming sequel are the most extreme they have been within the franchise so far – so I am hopeful that the title will reflect the change in scale and scope which we are likely to see when this film debuts in cinemas everywhere next year.

Battle at Big Rock Graphic

Equally, however, the title may be something much more on the nose like ‘Jurassic Park: The New World’ – hinting at the more open and ‘new’ nature of the franchise moving forwards. With Universal Pictures ramping up the amount of energy Jurassic is getting, and with more toy-line and spin-off materials than ever before, I think that this film may be used as a springboard to debut a new world of Jurassic content – functioning as an ending to the story saga we have followed, but also as a new start for wherever the franchise may go in the future.  It’s safe to say that we could speculate over the title all day – but, at the end of the day, it is just a title – and it may not even directly hint to what happens within the film but may be something much subtler, so we will have to wait and see how the title eventually ties into the film.

With all this said – I’m eager to hear what you are all thinking about Jurassic World 3. What do you hope the title of this new entry in the saga will be? And what are you hoping the film will explore thematically? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned for more news on Jurassic World 3 as soon as we get it!

Watch Sam Neill ‘Clam up’ When Asked If He Will Be in Jurassic World 3

Look, it’s probably the worst kept secret that Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum will be returning to tango with dinosaurs in Jurassic World 3. All the same, we can’t really be sure until it’s official.

Until then, here’s some more fuel for that fire:

In the clip above you can see Sam Neill sitting down with IMDB at Toronto 2019, being asked if he might return for Jurassic World 3. Unsurprisingly, he gives a non-answer. But his look says it all – not to mention last time he was asked directly, he had a less optimistic answer, suggesting he believed Grant to be dead.

Judging from the above, Neill no longer believes Dr. Grant to be long dead and forgotten. We certainly hope that isn’t the case.

Jurassic World 3 begins filming early next year, and is being written by Colin Trevorrow and Emily Carmichael. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will return, and BD Wong and Isabella Sermon are also expected to reprise their roles. No word on who will be handling the practical dinosaur animatronics, though given Neal Scanlan’s departure we’re hopeful for Legacy Effects to finally be given the chance to shine with Jurassic Park just as Stan Winston Studios once did.

Are you excited for what seems to be the return of the classic Jurassic characters? Be sure to let us know in the comments!

Source: IMDB


Reports Suggest Jurassic World 3 Filmed in Ireland This January and Bryce Dallas Howard Just Added Fuel to That Fire!

Some surprising news has caught our attention: Apparently, reports hit Irish outlets back in January that Jurassic World 3 had been filming in forested locations just outside of Dublin, and we all missed the news. Our bad. Ireland based media site Joe.ie recently sat down with Bryce Dallas Howard while promoting her role in the upcoming ‘Rocketman’ movie, when they moved the conversation to Jurassic World.

Check out the exchange below (around 4:44):

When asked if it’s true that any part of Jurassic World 3 has been filming around and in Ireland, Bryce played coy before breaking into a smile and saying “I can’t answer that question”, then breaking into a laugh that all but says there’s more to the story. “I can’t say anything” she playfully continued, before stating with with a certain confidence “I’m not saying no”.

While Bryce doesn’t outright confirm the rumours, she more or less telegraphed the answer is yes. So what are the rumours we missed back in January? Geek Ireland reports they filmed outside of Dublin, in an accessible but forested location and had this to say:

“Speaking of dinosaurs, dinosaur animatronics have been spotted at the location, meaning this Irish location will almost certainly be featured in action sequences, as opposed to simple pickups and establishing shots (it is not uncommon for movies to film such shots in separate areas from where the main action takes place). Due to the aforementioned NDA, we cannot specify which species feature just yet, but re-watching the end of Fallen Kingdom should give you a good idea. Very specific props from Fallen Kingdom have also been spied on set, indicating the presence of a character who has appeared in both previous Jurassic World films in the Irish-shot scenes.”

The fact that this all played out a few months back without more coverage or leaked images is pretty shocking, and can likely be attributed to top notch set security and what we assume was a shorter shoot schedule. It’s way too early to begin filming Jurassic World 3 in full, the script is assuredly still being written, and reports to us suggest pre-production swings into full throttle this Fall at Pinewood Studios. In fact, this might not be Jurassic World 3 at all, but the mysterious ‘Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock’.

As previously reported, Jurassic World Allosaurus and Nasutoceratops toys have hit shelves branded with “As seen in Battle at Big Rock”. ‘Big Rock’ is rumoured to be a live action short film debuting this Summer, and perhaps is a Jurassic World 3 precursor. While the existence of the live action short film is surprising, it makes more sense than Jurassic Park 6 filming in January of 2019 when it’s to release in 2021.

Update: thanks to sluething by Reel News Hawaii, some images from photojournalist Padraig O’Reilly have been uncovered, revealing that filming took place at Powerscourt Estate! Note the ‘District of Columbia’ license plate on the red van, likely confirming a US setting.

Whether the reports from Ireland are Jurassic World 3, Battle at Big Rock, or something else entirely we’re excited by this news, and can’t wait to learn more soon!

Source: Joe.ie , Geek Ireland

What is BATTLE AT BIG ROCK? New Mattel Toys Reveal Mysterious Jurassic World Spin-Off Title!

Yesterday, numerous fans of the Mattel Jurassic World toys were surprised of the sudden appearance of two previously unannounced toys on store shelves: the Dual Attack Nasutoceratops, and Dual Attack Allosaurus. Bot featuring brand new, never before seen designs, they immediately catch the eye – and this is especially important given the larger news buried within.

The packaging features a surprising callout: “As seen in ‘Battle at Big Rock'”


(Photo’s courtesy of Tyrant Tyrannus and Mr Classic Jurassic)

Thanks to Facebook user Tyrant Tyrannus we had our first look at the Mattel toys for the Nasutoceratops and Allosaurus, which are now appearing in stores (and now HD photos via Mr Classic Jurassic on Instagram). Considering these toys have been withheld from other promotional campaigns, and none of the other toys feature the ‘Battle of Big Rock’ callout, it’s clear these two dinosaurs are appearing in whatever Big Rock may be. Rumors have circulated about a potential Live Action short film releasing sometime this year, and our money is on those rumors being true.

This news is as exciting as it is mysterious! The prospect of knowing Jurassic World will be expanding into new territory outside of the core films is great, as the franchise has been historically slow to evolve and expand. Everyone has worked up quite a dinosaur sized appetite for new content, and it’s finally coming.

Other details of the short film are still unknown at this time. Whether it takes place after Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, is a prequel, or perhaps something that is not canon at all has yet to be determined. It’s also possible that this is actually an animated project, however we think ‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’ is the franchises first real foray into feature animated content.

It’s worth noting at Amblin Entertainment took out a trademark for ‘Battle at Big Rock’ in November of 2018.

If Battle at Big Rock is canon, it would be the first of its kind for expanded universe content within the Jurassic Park universe. While certainly different than the approach properties like Star Wars and Marvel are taking, it could pave the way for more traditional spin-off content, such as films, television series, and more.

Should this be canon, and a sequel to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s ending there are a few options for the Allosaurs inclusion: at least one was purchased, and shipped away via cargo trucks at the end of the film. However, at least one other was still present in Lockwood’s estate when the dinosaurs were released and ran into the wild. It’s very possible that the film will follow the paths of one of those two animals, wherever they’re destined to appear. Perhaps its setting is this location in California?

As for the Nasutoceratops, this one is a mystery. It’s a newcomer to the Jurassic franchise, and perhaps could be the result of brand new parties cloning dinosaurs? It’s a brand new dinosaur, and whatever content it’s featured in will be a fascinating way to get a new dino design. The Allosaurus also appears to look quite different from it’s Fallen Kingdom toy and appearance, leading to speculation this may be an adult Allosaurus design. Further, if these are new designs, does that mean new film-quality assets from Industrial Light & Magic plus similar effects houses have been made? Whatever the answers may be, we’re sure excited to find out come this Summer – and we’re excited to get our hands on these great new toys!

What do you think of the title of “Battle at Big Rock” for the live action Jurassic World short film? Also, what would you like to see in the film, do you think it will be canon, or is this simply a high budget Mattel outting? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: Facebook (via Collect Jurassic)


Rumor: Netflix Temporarily Lists Mysterious ‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’ Title

Could Netflix and Universal Pictures be partnering up to bring some original content to the home screen? That’s the question we’re asking after a mysterious new title temporarily appeared on Netflix. Spotted by Twitter users @nsjstuff and @derekzrncic, ‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous‘ was listed on Netflix for a limited time.

While nothing is known about the title in question, it is corroborated by three trademarks Universal filed in December 2018.

‘Camp Cretaceous’ was tagged as a ‘show’ under the ‘Sci-fi & fantasy’ genre, and its related titles were Netflix originals – however, considering the unorthodox nature of this reveal, and uncertainty of what Camp Cretaceous is, those tags may not reflect accurate information. Considering titles like ‘LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape’ are on Netflix, and the LEGO ‘Legend of Isla Nublar’ mini-series coming later this year, it could be a similar title (however, it’s worth noting those particular projects don’t have corresponding trademarks, suggesting this may be something more.)

It’s also worth noting that if this project is something that is exclusive to Netflix, it wouldn’t be unheard of for Universal Pictures, who have a Fast and the Furious animated series from DreamWorks Animation hitting the platform later this year. In fact, while discussing the ‘Fast and the Furious’ animated show, Margie Cohn, the president of DreamWorks Animation Television had this to say:

“We are excited to extend and expand our successful relationship with Netflix by not only delivering more high-quality DreamWorks programming, but connecting fans of Universal films with fascinating new stories. Our new home at Universal marks an exciting new chapter for storytelling at our studio, and Fast & Furious is only the beginning.

Ultimately, while ‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’ is something that is coming considering the corresponding trademarks, its relation to the Netflix reveal should be taken with a grain of salt. The listing on the platform has already been removed, indicating that the information it suggested could very well have been placeholder, and not representative of a title releasing on Netflix. However, we’re certainly excited to learn more, and are crossing our fingers that the Jurassic Park franchise will continue to expand to exciting new territory.

What do you think ‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’ is, and what type of new content would you like to see from the series as it continues to evolve? Sound off in the comments below, and as always, stay tuned for the latest news!

Source: Twitter users @nsjstuff and @derekzrncic


Chris Pratt Has Talked ‘Jurassic World 3’ with Laura Dern and Hints at Dr. Ellie Sattler’s Return!

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ roared into theaters less than a year ago, but fans are hungry for news pertaining to the future. Thankfully Chris Pratt, who plays the raptor wrangler Owen Grady, has us covered. Excitedly speaking to Josh Horowitz of MTV News about what’s next for the Jurassic Park franchise now that dinosaurs are off the islands, Horowitz pressed him about the potential of a Jurassic Park character reunion.

Check it out below (starting around 12:15):

They also talk about how Dr. Ian Malcolm will have a more interesting role, outside of a courtroom and perhaps interacting with dinosaurs once again. Chris Pratt doesn’t hold back, and while this remains unconfirmed officially, it seems all but certain the original Jurassic Park characters are coming back – especially Laura Dern as Ellie Sattler as Chris Pratt directly acknowledges talking Jurassic World 3 with her recently!

This all comes after Bryce Dallas Howard strongly hinted Dr. Sattler would make a return, essentially making this all appear to be a poorly kept secret everyone wants to spill the beans on. The original Jurassic Park love is very real! Chris Pratt also confirms he knows the entire Jurassic World 3 story – and while he was tight-lipped, he is incredibly excited and “blown away” by the finale soon to come as they “jump forward” after Fallen Kingdom.

The original Jurassic Park cast connections doesn’t stop there, this morning Sam Neill, Dr. Alan Grant himself, tweeted a “reunion” photo of himself with Laura Dern. The tweet has since been retweeted by the Offical Jurassic World Twitter account. Perhaps just some dot connecting on our part, but those ripple rings in the water seem to be getting much bigger!

How do you think the original Jurassic Park characters can come back, and what do you want to see in Jurassic World 3? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.

Huge thanks to Ana on Twitter for sharing this news!

Source: MTV News

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More Jurassic Park at Universal Orlando Updates Roar in as Roller Coaster Layout is Unearthed!

Just three days ago we covered some of the updates coming to Jurassic Park at Islands of Adventure, pertaining to a new roller coaster and Jurassic World re-theme – now even more concrete details have surfaced, revealing the (current) layout of the ride!

First reported by WFTV News, and then covered in greater detail by Alicia Stella at Orlando Park Stop, we have a great idea of what changes are coming to the Florida park. The layout was obtained by both parties by looking into permits filed for the demolition and construction activities planned for the park – take at look at the layout reconstructed by Orlando Park Stop in the image below!

Image courtesy of Orlando Park Stop

The ride, as proposed, is a high-thrills multi-launch roller coaster which begins its queue down in front of the Discovery Center by the waterfront. Not much is know about it, other than theming will be kept to a minimum (more Incredible Hulk, less Expedition Everest) and will be Velociraptor themed – reportedly letting riders “be a raptor” as they escape from their paddock. Velociraptor’s are known for their speed, and this ride will be no different as it’s rumored to be the fastest multi-launch roller coaster eclipsing 73 mph.

As shown in the track layout, there will be a small show scene at the opening of the ride, which reportedly features a Raptor paddock. While it’s unknown if it will be themed off of the iconic paddock from Jurassic Park, or the one from World, most signs point to the latter. In all likelihood, this scene and ride is based upon Jurassic World when the Velociraptors are released from their enclosure to hunt for the Indominus Rex (“Hunt for the Indominus Rex” would make a great ride name now that I think about it).

Construction is expected to take about 1 and 1/2 years, gearing for a mid 2020 or early 2021 opening at the latest.

The majority of the ride will takeover the abandoned Triceratops Encounter plot of land, but will effect numerous other smaller attractions in the area, leading to some relocation. In my last article I talked about why I’m not exactly thrilled about this coaster (which sounds like a lot of fun to be fair), as I’d rather have an authentic and well themed addition to Jurassic Park which really transports me to that prehistoric island. However, I remain hopeful that Universal Creative will keep innovating, and perhaps add more show scenes and theming to this ride before it’s locked in.

Jurassic is Universal’s biggest brand, and it’s overflowing with imagination including inspiring adventure, iconic movie scenes, beautiful locales, and incredible dinosaurs to bring to life – the area could easily rival the Wizarding World, Avatar Land, and Star Wars Land if they really allow it to grow and thrive.

As for the rumored Jurassic World re-theme, it’s almost assuredly coming, although this coaster may open prior. However, as reported by Midway Mayhem, the construction walls are sporting the colder and modern Jurassic World themed key art as opposed to the brighter more safari themed Park aesthetic.

Whatever the future may hold, one thing is for certain: Jurassic Park at Orlando Florida is evolving, and something new will be hatching soon. Be sure to sound off in the comments below, and as always, stay tuned for the latest news!

Source: WFTV News, Orlando Park Stop


Preparation Begins for New Roller Coaster and Rumored Jurassic World Overhaul at Islands of Adventure Florida

Hold on to your butts, big changes are coming.

Jurassic Park is a staple of blockbuster filmmaking, awing and inspiring audiences of all ages across the world to this day – not to mention its huge impact in 1993, redefining what can be achieved with visual effects and paving the way for CG to become commonplace in today’s movies. Jurassic Park’s impact is long lasting, and wide reaching – but its name is soon to just be a distant memory, as Jurassic World roars in as the new permanent franchise moniker.

While it’s yet to be officially confirmed, the rumor mill has long pointed to Jurassic Park at Islands of Adventure for an upcoming Jurassic World retheme. Reportedly, Universal Parks teetered back and forth on the idea, considering Jurassic World for their upcoming ‘fourth gate’ in Orlando and saving Jurassic Park at IOA. However, Universal has apparently opted NOT to include Jurassic in any capacity within the upcoming new park (barring major last minute changes) and will put their focus on Islands of Adventure for everyone’s dinosaur needs.

This equates a re-theme to Jurassic World – and is backed by new trademarks for ‘Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous‘, the suspected ‘Camp Jurassic‘ rebrand.

Objectively, a ‘Jurassic World’ rebrand isn’t a bad thing (although I find the more adventure infused safari resort look of Park to be more unique, compared to World which reflects Universal’s City Walk) – it makes sense, as it’s the name the current film saga and merchandising all share. While Jurassic Park certainly isn’t unfamiliar to younger fans, World is the more relevant brand identifier at this time. In fact, Universal Studios Beijing is doing some incredible things with the Jurassic World branding – building a replica of Main Street, the Innovation Center, Aviary, and heavily themed innovative roller coaster that will cut through Jurassic themed mountainsides – check out the artwork below!

However, the plans for Islands of Adventure are far more limited – primarily due to the Jurassic Park land being blocked in by the new Harry Potter and Kong sections, both of which took expansion plots originally planned for Jurassic. This limited space has created the inability to create all new Jurassic attractions at the scale of other headlining properties, like those seen within the Wizarding World rides. As such, the roller coaster coming to Islands of Adventure (which has yet to be officially announced) is reportedly not a heavily themed coaster, simply putting the focus on thrills over an authentic dinosaur filled movie based experience.

In fact, you can learn a lot more about the upcoming coaster from theme park enthusiast Alicia Stella within this video!

While that video is a few months old, the information is believed to be accurate – and now work within the park corroborates it, albeit circumstantially.

Essentially, we’re looking at a steel coaster with numerous tight twists and turns to make use of the smaller area it can expand across. Its starting location will see the coaster launching and intersecting itself numerous times before it shoots out in front of the Discover Center, over the lagoon and then eventually loops back again. While the track layout is far more complex, the rough surface area can be observed here:

As stated earlier, the upcoming coasters theming is rumored to be minimal to nonexistent – which is too bad, as it was originally concepted as a coaster that would traverse through mountainsides, with the insides themed to amber mines. That idea could easily be applied to Fallen Kingdom’s volcanic disaster theme, taking inspiration from Disney’s Expedition Everest ride, all while using the current track layout as we’ve roughed together in this mock-up down below:

While these new changes coming to Jurassic Park are exciting as the area itself is in desperate need of a modern makeover and new attractions, it’s hard not to be a little bit disappointed by what’s been reported. I can travel to any park and experience a great roller coaster – but the Universal Parks are the only place that can truly offer a chance to step inside the diverse an exciting Jurassic World, and bring dinosaur thrills to life within state of the art rides, making us believe those animals are alive once again – and ready to eat us if we’re not careful.

If there was room for further expansion, I’d more accepting of a thrill coaster with minimal theming coming to Jurassic – but fans of all ages who love the films, or simply want a authentic adventure alongside prehistoric flora and fauna are sure to be left wanting more if the plans carry forward as is. Fingers crossed this coaster surprises, and infuses itself the state of the art dark ride elements for the ultimate Jurassic experience.

Be sure to stay tuned for all the latest Jurassic news, and as always, sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think about the changes coming to Islands of Adventure!