Universal Parks and Resorts Announces New Theme Park

Concept art for the new park proposed for Frisco, TX

Universal Studios Parks and Resorts announced today that they are developing a new park in Frisco, Texas.


The entertainment conglomerate has purchased nearly a hundred acres of land to establish a new park and resort destination for families with children that will include rides, character interactions, and a hotel.


While there is no official word on what specific brands and characters guests will be able to encounter at the new Universal destination, based on the official concept artwork released it seems like there is a heavy emphasis on Dreamworks properties. Among them also looks to be a whole area themed to Jurassic.

Many are already speculating, especially if the park focuses on Dreamworks properties, perhaps the Jurassic section will be heavily inspired or centered around the hit Netflix show Camp Cretaceous.



At the same time, Universal also announced a year-round Horror attraction for Las Vegas.



Tell us, what do you hope to see from Universal Parks and Resorts’ newest park? What would you like to see in the existing parks? Let us know in the comments!


Universal’s VelociCoaster Awarded “Best Roller Coaster” Second Year in a Row

The popular ride VelociCoaster at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure was awarded “Best Roller Coaster” for the second year in a row, by Theme Park Insider.

To ring in the New Year, the popular theme park information site released their list of 2023 winners of different attractions and parks across the globe, and the Jurassic World-themed thrill ride staked its claim as the apex predator of rollercoasters again.

“With outstanding coaster elements, engaging theming, and wonderful decoration from the queue through the ride itself, VelociCoaster wins raves both from devoted roller coaster enthusiasts and casual theme park fans, making a winning combination for everyone, including our readers.”

VelociCoaster brings guests closer than ever before to one of Jurassic World’s most popular dinosaurs – the Velociraptors! Be a part of the “squad” as you race through a raptor paddock alongside four cunning predators at high speed before being launched 155 ft straight up.

This follows the groundbreaking Jurassic World Adventure ride at Universal Studios Beijing being awarded the Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement for an Attraction in November, as well as Universal Orlando opening up The Great Movie Escape which features a Jurassic World themed escape room in December. VelociCoaster was awarded Best Roller Coaster AND Best New Ride in Theme Park Insider’s 2022 awards.

What’s next for Jurassic at Universal Theme Parks? Be sure to check back at Jurassic Outpost for all the latest news! And comment below with what you hope to see next at Universal Parks around the world.

Welcome to the New and Improved Jurassic Outpost!

Welcome… to Jurassic Outpost! We have been hard at work over the past year designing and updating our website and we are happy to finally have launched the refresh. We hope you like the new design!

Designed by the wonderful James McQuade, and pieced together – and made functional – by the amazing Sam Lihou, the team are excited to launch this new look, filled with Jurassic content!

Our main header art was designed by Ryan Shumate which you can read more about here – along with a short history of the website since it’s early beginnings in 2008!

Alongside the new website, we are proud to open the Jurassic Outpost online store which is currently stocked with Outpost themed products. You can now purchase an official Outpost mug, but primarily we are excited to debut our Kirby product line, featuring mugs and more from Paul Kirby’s own Oklahoma based business, Kirby Paint and Tile Plus.

Our ever-growing Encyclopedia has moved to its new home at JurassicWiki.com, and we encourage you to check out the galleries at The Jurassic Vault which are filled with 4K screenshots, behind the scenes imagery and much more!

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We want to thank all of our readers and followers for choosing Jurassic Outpost as your source for Jurassic news and for following us for all these years. We hope you enjoy navigating your way through our new website, and be sure to check out the colour changer in the footer.

Today marks the 27th Anniversary of Jurassic Park, and the 5th Anniversary of Jurassic World – how are you celebrating? Let us know what you think of the new website in the comments section below, and here’s hoping an update on Jurassic World: Dominion is on the horizon!

New Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Clips Hit the Web

First off, slight spoiler alert. Most of these clips are simply extensions of scenes already released through trailers and TV spots. However, the last clip of the bunch contains a brand new scene not shown through the marketing thus far.

We are less than a month away from the release of Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom and the marketing campaign has hit full steam. Several new clips from the upcoming film have found their way online and from the looks of them, audiences are in for a treat. The first one is an extended scene of the Carnotaurus attacking Claire, Franklin, and Owen as they retreat to an abandoned gyrosphere on Isla Nublar. Take a look below.

We get to see Rexy in her full glory triumphantly take down the charging Carno and give Owen, Claire, and Franklin their opportunity to escape. The next clip, released more recently, also gives us an extended look into some previously released footage of Owen escaping from the jaws of the T-Rex caged in the back of a cargo truck. Listen for a brief bit of new music from Michael Giacchino’s Fallen Kingdom score.

Exciting stuff! The CGI in this clip seems extremely well done. Plus, we know that this scene will also utilize a full scale animatronic Rex head and body. From the previous clips of this scene, that animatronic looks outstanding. What do you think leads Claire and Owen to interact with the mighty caged Rex?

Last, but certainly not least, is a clip that should tug on the heartstrings of audiences everywhere. This scene shows Claire and Owen locked up in some sort of cage or cell discussing the first time they saw a dinosaur and what led them to this moment. A baby triceratops snuggles with an adult in a nearby cage. Listen to the familiar tune in the background as our beloved characters come to terms with their situation.

This clip gives off a strong “Petticoat Lane” sentiment. Just like Hammond and Ellie discussing the implications of the park in the first movie, this shows Claire and Owen having to face the consequences from abandoning Jurassic World, and eventually Isla Nublar. To me, some of the best parts of the films have always been watching the characters struggle with the real-world implications of their actions, and it looks like Fallen Kingdom is not going to shy away from those tough reality checks.

What do you think of the clips? Do you think Rexy will break her chains for another heroic rescue at Lockwood Manor? Will Owen and Claire face the consequences for helping to get dinosaurs off an exploding Isla Nublar? Will the baby trike be the actual hero of Fallen Kingdom? Sound off in the comments below.