We all tried the Canopy Flyer, a seemingly leisurely and “no thrill” ride that is supposed to give a bird’s eye view of the entire Jurassic Park zone. As it turned out it wasn’t exactly a “no thrill.” The ride was a little bit too fast for comfort, albeit from the observers down below the flyers seem to be coasting along at a leisurely pace.
The Canopy Flyer, however, is just a teaser. The main attraction in Jurassic Park is the Rapids adventure. If you’ve been to Enchanted Kingdom here in PH and have tried Rio Grande then you more or less have sort of already experienced Jurassic Park’s Rapids Adventure. The general concept — even the circular raft — is essentially identical.
The main difference is that there are some nasty cold blooded carnivores trying to eat you in JP Rapids Adventure.
The climax of our JP Rapids Adventure ride is when our raft entered an “abandoned” laboratory building (just like one of those in the Jurassic Park movie). The previously-high-tech-but-now-ruined and pitch dark interior of the building had an ominous feel to it. A red blinking light with a voice recorded warning that there is a dangerous creature on the loose inside the building accentuated the “fear factor.”
There was something up there! And just as we looked up… (SCREAMS!) a hideous T-Rex was eagerly waiting for his dinner — US! The raft’s upward motion stopped with our screaming heads just a few inches from the hungry T-Rex’s razor-sharp teeth and slimy mouth. I can swear I even smelled its disgustingly foul breath!
The JP Rapids Adventure was so intense we almost forgot to take photos around Jurassic Park zone. We managed to take just a few.