Director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) is going to accomplish something that three movies before him could not, establish a fully functional, dinosaur-filled theme park. Jurassic Park tried in 1993, as did The Lost World four years later, and Jurassic Park 3, again, failed to make John Hammond’s vision a reality in 2001. Finally, next year Jurassic World will make this dream come true. And thanks to new images of a brochure from the park, we have a better idea of what we can expect from the finished park.
In 2015 the titular resort will finally be up and running on Isla Nublar off the coast of Costa Rica, and, as you probably imagined, has become the hottest tourist destination on the planet. MTV spotted these pictures on Reddit, and much like those photos of the map of the park that leaked out a while back, they provide a glimpse of the park without actually giving a real look. What they do have are descriptions of the attractions and lists of the various dinosaurs that you’re likely to encounter on your next summer vacation. There are also little bits of product placement, as you can see from the cover and the big FedEx logo printed across the bottom of the cover. I wish the actual name of the park was “Mundo Jurassico,” which is way better than the real thing.
This is a pretty thorough warning about obeying the rules, which makes a great deal of sense. At most theme parks you can get injured in a variety of ways if you disregard the safety regulations, but you’re not likely to get eaten by prehistoric behemoths.
This page gives you a rundown of some of the highlights you’re likely to see on a tour of the park. My personal favorites are the “Gentle Giants Petting Zoo,” which sounds like a good time, especially if you get to hang out with a real Triceratops. I’m also excited to see the Aviary. One of my favorite scenes in Michael Crichton’s novel is when the characters encounter the flying dinosaurs. This was left out of the original movie, and I’ve been waiting to see it for the last 20-plus years. You also have to love the fact that the “T-Rex Kingdom,” with its feedings every two hours, “may be disturbing for small children.” If your kids don’t come home from any vacation a little bit traumatized, you’re not doing your job as a parent.
Because, as a species, we humans are never satisfied, so dinosaurs, as great as they are, aren’t going to hold our attention for long, so there are all kinds of other attractions to explore. There is golfing, all manner of rides, and even cruises to take up your time when you get bored of gawking at this incredible scientific achievement.
Perhaps most importantly, there is a list of the dinosaurs you’ll be able to see. It includes Ankylosaurus, Apatosaurus, Baryonx, Dimorphodon, Edmontosaurus, Gallimimus, Metriacanthosaurus, Microceratus, Mosasaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Pteradon, Stegosaurus, Suchomimus, Triceratops, and, of course, Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Who knows if all of these types of dinosaurs will actually turn up when the movie hits theaters on June 12, 2015, but at least a few of them are sure to show up to terrorize stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, and devour slow, sunburned tourists.