“Jurassic Park Helicoptours” 1990s
We’ve talked about projects that are built incredibly true to their concept art, but what about those that aren’t? Some pieces can be a treasure trove of changes and what-could-have-beens. Here we see a rendering of Jurassic Park at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure. The Discovery Center, the tall show building of the River Adventure, and the park lagoon are clearly visible. But, what’s that helicopter? Neither that building nor the helicopter have ever occupied that space. One of the early ideas thrown around for Jurassic Park, (along with a Jeep Ride) was Jurassic Park Helicoptours. This aerial simulator attraction would have allowed guests to “fly” high over the park, observing the myriad of dinosaur species in their “natural” habitats.
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