It was revealed on the 1st that the popular attraction “Jurassic Park: The Ride” at Universal Studios Japan (USJ, Konohana-ku, Osaka) will be closed for a long time from September 4th due to large-scale renovations. The reopening is set for early 2025.
“Jurassic Park The Ride” is a water ride type attraction where you can enjoy the world of the movie “Jurassic Park”. It opened at the time the park opened in March 2001, and has boasted unwavering popularity.
USJ announced on its official website that the attractions will be suspended. We also plan to carry out large-scale renovations to improve show quality.The large-scale renovations of “Jurassic Park: The Ride”, which will begin on Monday, September 4, 2023, are expected to last until early 2025. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.”
Also, in May, it was announced that “The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man: The Ride,” which has been gaining popularity since its release in January 2004, will end its 20-year history on January 22nd next year. . “Terminator 2: 3-D” and “Backdraft”, which have been loved since the park opened, will also be discontinued.
All of the attractions were based on Hollywood movies, and could be said to be USJ’s classic attractions. From the show format of “Terminator 2: 3-D”, popular characters such as the sharp-tongued character Reika Ayanokoji were born.
In response to this situation, there were voices on SNS lamenting, “The USJ I know is gone,” “Jaws is the only one left from the early days?” However, regarding “Jurassic Park: The Ride”, renewal is expected due to large-scale renovation, and expectations for “evolution” are also increasing.