I was at the park on Friday afternoon on what I would consider a fairly busy day. So I decided to grab a beer at Hogsmeade and head to JP. While there, I decided to stroll down to the front of the Discovery Center and not surprisingly, there were no guests down there even though its arguably one of the prettiest areas of the park.
So I started thinking, why aren't they using this are for an attraction?! Especially considering the Triceratops Encounter is out for the count. The area they have to work with stretches from the previously mentioned site of the old Triceratop Encouter to the front of the Discovery Center and over to the Jurassic Park gate to Hogsmeade.
My concept is as follows:
(keep in mind this is probably just my sleep-deprived mind running out of control lol)
Just some ideas. Would be an awesome people eating attraction.
- So the queue could start in the Discovery building on the first floor. They could also do a pre-show room with the rotating theater like in the movie.
- The loading station would be in front of the building (outside facing the park entrance). Which would make it look JUST LIKE THE FREAKING MOVIE!
The loading station would be right in front of the Discovery Center, JUST LIKE THE MOVIE!
- The ride vehicle would move out of the station towards Hogsmeade where they could do a really cool outdoor section with some animatronics and some fun off-road hills/bumps/water pools. Then continue back in front of the Discovery building heading towards the Toon Lagoon side. This is where they could use the Triceratop encounter space for a show building (and knowing the magic that Universal Creative has shown us, I'm sure it could be spectacular!)
- The vehicles could return to the side of the Discovery Building and that's where the unloading platform would be. Maybe theme it to a vehicle maintenance shed, since maybe your vehicle was just attacked in the show building
So, if anyone at Universal Creative needs some ideas...please DO THIS! It would be much better than King Kong, which does not fit in Jurassic Park in my opinion.