As we enter the month of June, there’s a lot to celebrate.
Not only is it Pride Month, celebrating the LGBTQ community, but this year, it’s also the month known to Jurassic Park (1993) fans as ‘Jurassic June,’ celebrating the film’s 30th anniversary.
The Jurassic Park franchise is one of the most beloved and celebrated Universal Pictures films series, spanning two trilogies (Jurassic Park, Jurassic World) and three iconic attractions.
Universal Orlando Resort is home to Jurassic Park River Adventure, Universal Hollywood Studios is home to Jurassic World The Ride, and Universal Studios Japan is home to Jurassic Park The Ride.
However, we’re disappointed to report such drab news at the start of Jurassic June: one of these larger-than-life attractions will be closing at the end of the summer.
According to the official website, Universal Studios Japan’s Jurassic Park The Ride attraction will be closing on September 4 of this year. Unfortunately, the ride closure lists the Jurassic Park ride as being closed ‘Indefinitely.’
However, an indefinite closure doesn’t mean the attraction is closing for good. On the contrary, this extended closure is actually due to a retheme, turning the old ride into a new Jurassic World ride.
From Universal Studios Japan’s official website:
The major refurbishment of Jurassic Park the Ride, which begins on Monday, September 4, 2023, is expected to take until early 2025. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
While we don’t have an official reopening date, we can look forward to a new Jurassic World ride in 2025. Not only that, but we also have the rest of the summer to experience Jurassic Park The Ride before it closes forever.