Jurassic Park is a Steven Spielberg film franchise about a theme park with real dinosaurs. Jurassic Park at Universal's Islands of Adventure is a real theme park (or at least a section of one) with fictitious dinosaurs. The iconic Visitor's Center from the original film is one of the first things guests will see across the lagoon after walking through Port of Entry. The amount of space within Jurassic Park is deceptively large, and the entire area is completely immersive as you walk through it (except where Harry Potter's Hogwarts intrusively pokes above the trees).

There are two main entrances into this island, one coming from Toon Lagoon and another from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. A third way in is the bridge between Lost Continent and Jurassic Park, which allows guests to bypass Hogsmeade on busy days.

There's something big moving behind the bamboo in 2015, as work is well underway on a still-unannounced attraction being constructed backstage between Toon Lagoon's Ripsaw Falls and Jurassic Park's Ripsaw Falls. At press time, Universal is officially mum on "Project 340" (its code-number on permit paperwork), but we have it on good authority that Universal's original icon King Kong will return in an all-new dark ride in 2016. Beyond that, if 2015's Jurassic World becomes a blockbuster, new attractions inspired by the reboot could replace the dormant Triceratops Encounter walk-through in the island's center.