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Jurassic World – The Ride opening this summer


Juras sic World – The Ride opening this summer


new ride will immerse guests into newly themed environments and breathe new life into dimensional animatronic dinosaurs, including some all-new an favorites featured in World films from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment.


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The ride is being reimagined under the direction of the minds at Universal Creative, Industrial Light &Magic (ILM), a division of Lucasfilm, the brand stewards at Universal Pictures and filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow, and FrankMarshall. The attraction will debut an original storyline that takes place within the theme park as depicted in JurassicWorld. It will feature additional new dinosaurs from the film, lush scenic design, and ground-breaking technology that the creators claim has yet to be experienced within a theme park. The aesthetics of JurassicWor The Ride will be dramatically enhanced, welcoming guests to a reflective of the JurassicWorld films. A fresh, new entry statemen landscaping and a cont emporary redesign of the iconic pillars i l billowing flames will support a prominent JurassicWorld marquee logo.


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Engaging queue-line videos featuring facts and information about the dinosaurs within the ride set the tone for the adventure ahead, as guests learn more about these imposing prehistoric inhabitants that first roamed the earth more than 65 million years ago. Once aboard specially designed rafts, guests will navigate the lush environs of dense vegetation, traversing new areas besieged with towering dinosaurs meandering from visitors. Encounters with such docile creatures as the rolophus will quickly turn awry as predatory Velociraptors and


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Stegosaurus and Parasau just an arm’s length away


Mall of America


Mall of America and Nickelodeon Universe recognised as Certified Autism Centres


Dilophosaurus begin to wreak havoc, turning guests from spectators to prey.When the Tyrannosaurus rex begins to battle one of the attraction’s new behemoth dinosaurs, the rafts will spill down a treacherous 84-foot waterfall as the sole means of escape. Located adjacent to the ride will be a new elaborately themed Raptor Encounter where Blue, the most beloved and deadly Velociraptor from the Jurassic Wo franchise, and her beta Raptors will engage guests In addition, a new interactive Dino Play area will in


within an inspired space where children of all ages can partake in excavations and investigate giant dinosaur fossils.


niversal Studios Hollywood has unveiled a first look at its eagerly awaited mega attraction, Jurassic Wo


World – The Ride befofore its grand opening this summer. This


corporate educational components in daring face-to-face encounters. World


Mall of Ame ica (MO(MOA)A) and Nici kelodeon Univl d


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Bloomington, Minnesota, the seven-acre theme park inside MOA, will now officially be recognised as Certified Autism Centers (CAC), granted by the International Board of


Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). As the first destination in


Minnesota to become a Certified Autism Centre, the certification means that visitors and families with children who have autism and other sensory disorders can enjoy the best possible


experience while visiting MOA that caters to their needs.


In order to earn the designation,


80 percent or more of the guest- facing staff had to complete the autism sensitivity and awareness training provided by IBCCES. MOA and Nickelodeon Universe also underwent an onsite review by IBCCES, which included


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more accessible for visitors witi h sensory sensitivities, as well as sensory guides for each ride to better prepare guests on what toto expect when they arrive.


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“We continually look at wa s toys to invest in the guest experience, ensuring that everyone who visits Mall of America and Nickelodeon r


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Universe has the best day ever,” ess


said Jill Renslow, SVP of business development for Mall of America.ica. “Working with the IBCCES toto become a Certified Autism Centr will ensure our team members ar equipped with the proper knowledge and skills to


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communicate and assist those with sensory sensitivities in the most positive and effective way. We are proud to have completed the certification process but recognise this is just one step forward to identify new ways to further improve the overall guest experience.”


World San


Diego celebrates 55 Years


SeaWorld San Diego opened its gate onMarch 21, 1964,


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beginning a legacy of creating fun and meaningful experiences where guests can explore, learn and have fun, all while becoming inspired to care about animals and the environment. One of the world’s most popular marine parks and a global leader in marine animal care and welfare, educatio n, conservation, research and


rescue, SeaWorld San Diego has welcomed nearly 175 million guests since opening 55 years ago .


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