The original Jurassic Park movie turns 30 this month, and Universal Orlando is celebrating! Visit Universal Studios to find specialty merchandise, themed refreshments, and an ALL-NEW 30th Anniversary Jurassic Park Tribute Store. Located on Hollywood Blvd next to Mel’s Drive-In, this store is filled with stunning photo ops, 90’s memorabilia, and themed, movie-making displays. Let’s take a walk through this limited-time Tribute Store:
Jurassic Park Tribute Store Entrance
The entrance of the Jurassic Park Tribute Store is surrounded with thick brush. Look closely, and you might find a sick triceratops recovering in the nearby plants!
Jurassic Park Tribute Store Area #1: The Making of Jurassic Park
The store is divided into three main areas. The first area features models and exhibits explaining how filmmakers pulled off the dinosaur-sized effects using 90’s technology. Inside, you’ll find a replica of the sculpting department, post-production CGI effects, and behind-the-scenes photos.
This area also contains the bulk of the specialty merchandise. My personal favorite were the InGen logo-ed drinkware, clothing and specialty pins.
Jurassic Park Tribute Store Area #2: Themed Photo Opportunities
Next, you’ll enter a “sound stage” with several detailed photo ops inspired by the original film. There’s the dilophosaurus waiting for the ill-fated Dennis Nedry.
The raptor stalking his hoped-for meal in the Visitor Center kitchen.
Another raptor sneaking between electrical cords.
And my personal favorite, the T-Rex bursting through the bathroom in the first, extended attack scene.
Jurassic Park Tribute Store Area #3: 1990’s Memorbilia
Whether you were a 90’s kid or don’t know the difference between a Pog and Gameboy, it’s pretty cool to explore this massive display case – filled with genuine Jurassic Park toys and games. There’s even a collection of oddly shaped dinosaur stuffed animals and my brother’s elementary school backpack.
Freaky Thoughts: The 30th Anniversary Jurassic Park Tribute Store
I LOVE this store! If you’re a fan of Jurassic Park, DON’T MISS OUT! The 30th Anniversary Jurassic Park Tribute Store will only be open for a limited time.
If you’d rather see a video tour of the new Tribute Store, check out this YouTube video I did with Freaks of HHN: