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“Jurassic World – The Ride” opens at Universal Studios Hollywood

Amblin Entertainment’s Jurrassic World blockbuster films, this new thrill ride features the film’s stars, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong, who reprise their roles as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing and Dr. Henry Wu, and soars to new heights with the addition of iconic dinosaurs from the movie, including the colossal Indominus rex and the magnificent aquatic Mosasaurus. “Jurassic World—The Ride” captures the essence of


the blockbuster movies and comes to life in collaboration with the award-winning and inspired minds at Universal Creative, the Academy Award-winning special-effects visionaries at Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm, Ltd., Universal Pictures and acclaimed filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow and Frank Marshall.

niversal Studios Hollywood’s mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride” has opened. Inspired by Universal Pictures and

The elaborately themed all-new “Raptor Encounter”

where Blue, the beloved Velociraptor from the Jurassic World movies, engages with guests in daring face-to- face encounters, along with the addition of two new dinosaurs – a Baby Raptor with her Raptor Handler and a life-size Triceratops who greet guests outside the “Jurassic World—The Ride” entrance, further enhance the entire experience. Plus, a new interactive “Dino Play” area is designed to inspire children of all ages to explore and excavate giant dinosaur fossils.

Malaysia’s first ParadropVR to launch at Sky VR

Adrenaline-junkies visiting Resorts World Genting will be the first in Malaysia to experience ParadropVR, the immersive adventure attraction, from autumn 2019. Resort World Genting’s 400,000 square foot indoor entertainment space at the

Genting Highlands Resort will soon be home to Malaysia’s first-ever ParadropVR installation, adventure entertainment specialist Frontgrid has announced. Thrill seekers of all ages will be able to experience paragliding in a safe and fun

environment when the immersive adventure attraction launches at Sky VR this autumn. ParadropVR will be installed within Sky VR, a section of the park dedicated to showcasing the most exciting virtual reality games and immersive experiences from around the world. Resorts World Genting has

cherry-picked five premium VR attractions for the area, which will combine physical rides with cutting-edge virtual reality experiences. Resorts World Genting is the latest global brand revealed to have selected ParadropVR as an anchor attraction as part of its immersive entertainment offering. Other leading operators working with

Frontgrid Ltd and ParadropVR include Merlin Entertainments, Emaar Entertainment, King Power and iFLY. Resorts World Genting has said it expects over 7,000 daily visitors at the park once it is fully opened to the public. The ParadropVR installation will be branded SkyGlider VR, inline with branding at the park. Frontgrid CEO Matt Wells said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing ParadropVR to

Malaysia with Resorts World Genting. To be chosen as one of the world’s top immersive experiences is a real honour and reflects the confidence leading entertainment brands have in our product.” Sanjay Nadarajah, vice president of Theme Park at Resorts World Genting

said: “Our goal at Sky VR is to offer the latest adrenaline-fuelled adventures and cutting-edge immersive experiences. ParadropVR delivers the best of both worlds, combining real-world sensations with a mind-blowing virtual environment.”

16 Costa Rican-inspired cuisine and flavourful Tiki

cocktails served at Jurassic Grill and all-new tropical Isla Nu-bar add to the dynamic guest experience while an array of souvenir collectible, limited edition and one-of-a- kind dimensional dinosaur sculptures from the Jurassic Outfitters store invite guests to savour a piece of this exciting thrill ride even after they have gone home.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach crowned UK’s best amusement park

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has been named as the UK’s best amusement park by German travel site, Travel Circus.

In addition, the famous

amusement park is also ranked as the third best in Europe, behind Disneyland Paris and Europa Park. In order to create the ranking,

Travel Circus looked at the top amusement parks in Europe in terms of ratings on their site, attractions, entrance fees and, most importantly, fun factor! On Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s

ranking, Travel Circus commented, “The Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the United Kingdom is one of the most traditional amusement parks in Europe: its history

dates back to 1896. To this day, it is regarded as a visitor magnet for the adrenaline junkies among the amusement park fans – after all, among the 38 attractions alone 10 roller coasters provide thrills.” Commenting on the news,

Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s managing director, Amanda Thompson OBE said, “I am thrilled that Blackpool Pleasure Beach has been ranked so highly by Travel Circus, not only in the UK but also against the best parks in Europe. The fact that a German website has ranked Blackpool Pleasure Beach so highly is very pleasing and shows that we really do have international appeal.”

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