|A Walk Through The Park
through prehistoric lands begins with a triumphant fanfare as you enter
the Jurassic Park Gates, the gas powered flames of which are burning brightly. Surrounded
on both sides by tall jungles and mysterious sounds, you approach the
can buy all sorts of non-alcoholic refreshments (Coke Product). Occasionally,
a wandering magician selling magic sets/toys will walk through here. Continuing,
you see your first photo-op inside Jurassic Park: a "Lost World"
team A vehicle with a Rex bursting out from the shrubbery behind.
begins to turn and you have entered a small square. To your left you
can see the corner of "Camp Jurassic," in front, you can see
the drop from "Jurassic Park: River Adventure," and to your
right, "Thunder Falls" restaurant.
Falls is a cozy, tropical themed restaurant, with a slightly formal
feel to it. You enter through double doors into a line that leads to
the food pick up line. You tell the person on the other side what youd
like, and they hand it to you and you head either left or right along
the display to the checkout.
left side you have large windows revealing the splash zone of the river
adventure. There is a large Amber and Dinosaur motif chandelier here
along with booths and tables. You can even sit outside. The other
side houses a darker eating area, not near the river adventure and more
secluded, surrounded by tropical plants. The food
is fairly priced but the selection isnt too varying. Corn on the
cob comes with almost everything and the main food is fried chicken.
done, you can exit to the viewing area/splash zone for the River Adventure.
Following the water, you have the restrooms and more recently, a rock-climbing
wall. There is
a little bridge that leads back to the way you came, crossing some trickling
water falling from a "Camp Jurassic" waterfall.
around the compound of the "Discovery Center," you have another photo opportunity and two food
stations back on the main path. Here, the tour car from Jurassic Park
and the frontal-portion bust of the spinosaur is stationed. You can
take some scary photos next to these cannon-benders or some nice pictures
of the car. Of the food stands, the first is a small popcorn and drinks
stand and the other is a small-outdoor bar. Parents can get some prehistoric
concoctions to ease the day.
River Adventure you can turn to your right and go to the restroom, go
forward and enter "Camp Jurassic," or go to your left and
either go back on the ride or walk past it. Walking
past it, you see several kiosks offering beverages, items, henna tattoos,
and hair braiding. Walking
further, you see to your right a building where you can order food from
the window. Mostly burgers and such are available here. There is also
an outdoor sitting area.
has a few places to sit and relax with a restroom and some nicely decorated
planting areas. This is
where, further back, a gate is located that would lead to the cut "Jeep
Tours" ride. Also, when heading towards the Discovery Center,
you pass by the old entrance to the now closed "Triceratops
Encounter." The large rock with a triceratops fossil in it
now has a sign on it talking about the Triceratops.
further down the path you begin to near the end of Jurassic Island.
To your left is a wall of flora, with an electric fence sticking out.
And in front, the gate to Jurassic Park as you leave the island and
begin you next journey in "The Lost Continent."