- Category: Blogs
- Created: Monday, 27 July 2015 09:39
- Published: Monday, 27 July 2015 12:17
- Written by Lupe R Haas
Universal Studios Hollywood introduces a new attraction that might just eat the guests. Now guests can come face to face with 750 pound velociraptors at the all-new “Raptors Encounter,” but don’t worry - they come with a raptor handler - unfortunately it’s not Chris Pratt. Watch the video below.
After the global success of JURASSIC WORLD, Universal Studios Hollywood incorporates the “tamed” carnivorous predatory dinosaurs in a new attraction that has the raptors in chains while they roam near the “Jurassic Park—The Ride” with their handler.
Tipping the scales at a hefty 750 pounds, towering 15 feet in height and 13 feet from tail to snout, the aggressive Cretaceous-era dinosaurs will each succumb to highly skilled handlers who adeptly guide them to within feet of guests in a specially themed area of the park, located adjacent to “Jurassic Park—The Ride.”
Highly intelligent creatures, Raptors—short for Velociraptors—are notorious hunters, who in recent years have undergone intense training by adept handlers as part of these unusual guest interactions. This Universal Studios Hollywood introduction marks their first West coast theme park foray with guests.
Each one of the Raptors displays intimidating eye contact and emits ear-piercing screeches to reinforce their predatory dominance. Their snouts alone measure nearly 20 inches and house 56 razor sharp, bone-crushing teeth. With curved talons measuring up to 12 inches on each of their 18 inch-long feet, Velociraptors are formidable hunters and theme park guests are advised to approach them with caution.