Fans whose Jurassic Park fandom has been revived with the Jurassic World series over the last few years will have yet another opportunity to experience the Jurassic Park universe up-close when Jurassic World Live comes to the Prudential Center this weekend.

The touring arena show brings viewers right into the middle of the action of Jurassic Park for a wild and suspenseful ride that will doubtlessly stick in viewers’ memories – astoundingly realistic technology and dinosaurs’ interaction with the crowd has kept fans hooked from start to finish.

But the show isn’t just a summation of Jurassic Park-themed sets and references. It’s a brand new adventure and story. 

Chronologically, the Jurassic World Live sits between the first Jurassic World film and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

“We started by looking at what could be happening on the other side of Isla Nublar alongside the events that brought down the Jurassic World Park,” said Juliette Feld Grossman, COO of Feld Entertainment, during an interview posted on the tour’s YouTube channel. Feld Entertainment is collaborating with Universal on the tour.

The show’s directors added that the story of the show is completely separate from the other films.

“I think some of the fans were worried that we were just going to be recreating what the movies do,” said Dan Shipton, co-director of the Jurassic World Live Tour, during the interview. “But the reality is we’ve managed to give them a new angle on the island.” 

Shipton said one of the tour’s goals was to take viewers on a journey that was part of the canon of Jurassic World. 

For example, one of the show’s major new characters is a dinosaur named Jeannie, a Troodon, known as the most intelligent dinosaur that walked the earth. Jeannie’s intelligence, and how it is discovered by one Dr. Kate Walker, is one of the show’s core storylines.

“We wanted to create an immersive experience for all members of the family, something where our audience felt like they were really part of it and part of the world that everyone around the world knows and loves so much,” Shipton said.

Jurassic World Live will run from February 27 – March 1 for a total of nine shows at the Prudential Center in Newark.

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