Jurassic World arena tour to bring dinosaurs to a city near you

Christian Holub
“This month marks a special date for me and millions of other dinosaur enthusiasts around the world: the 25th anniversary of the release of Jurassic Park. I was 9 years old when my dad took my brothers and me to see it in the cinema for the first time. It was magisterial. Dinosaurs danced across the big screen in a way I had never seen them before. It was like we were watching them, alive, right in front of us. “This summer, moviegoers around the world will celebrate the silver anniversary of Jurassic Park in the best way possible: by gawking at Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which hits theatres June 22. It’s the fifth instalment in the franchise, and follows 2015’s mega-hit Jurassic World. As I anxiously await whatever adventures Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard have in store, here is a list of my palaeontologist-approved, top dinosaur movies of all time." —Steve Brusatte

For all those scenes of dinosaurs devouring hapless humans, it seems the Jurassic Park franchise has failed to dissuade viewers that a dinosaur-filled amusement park would be really cool. In 2019, fans will be able to visit the next best thing: animatronic dinosaurs in a Jurassic World arena experience.

The live show, created by Feld Entertainment and Universal, will feature a herd of life-size dinosaurs (some as long as 40 feet) and projection mapping designed to transport fans to Isla Nublar. The arena show will go on tour, first in the United States and then globally, starting in fall 2019, but fans can sign up now for more information on the project’s website.

“Fans around the world continue to tell us they want more ways to experience Jurassic World, and the thrilling action and larger-than-life experience of this live arena tour gives them the opportunity to engage in an all-new and exciting way,” Universal executive Vince Klaseus said in a statement. “Feld Entertainment is best-in-class at creating spectacular live experiences, and this show is able to meet the high expectations of fans worldwide who are craving more interaction with Jurassic World dinosaurs.”

The next film in the franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, hits theaters on June 22.