Hold Onto Your Butts — ‘Jurassic Park’ 30th Anniversary Plans Set for San Diego Comic-Con

Hold onto your butts, because we’ve got some dino-mite news for you (we’ll stop now — maybe). It’s been 30 years since Jurassic Park came roaring onto movie screens, and this year, Universal Products and Experiences have big plans for this summer, in what they’re dubbing “Jurassic June”, but the reveals for which have already started.

Jurassic Outpost shared details on the expansive plans, which will include new broadcast, digital, and game content, new exclusives, celebration events, and the original film returning to theatres.

Part of those plans include “Jurassic Park gates and dinosaurs coming to a fan convention near you” — including San Diego Comic-Con, Supvernova Comic Con in Australia, London Comic Con, and Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil. They promise “more details coming soon”, but at Supernova Comic Con in Australia this last week, fans were treated to an interactive augmented reality experience with a T-Rex, where they could snap their photo in a fun photo op, and also win collector prize packs. It remains to be seen if San Diego Comic-Con will be similar (perhaps with a different dinosaur?).

It’s also worth mentioning that actor Jeff Goldblum is already in town on Thursday, July 20 to perform with his band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra — and there’s surely room on his schedule for a bigger appearance at the con in some fashion.

In addition, globally, there will be theme park celebrations, a Jurassic Park in concert with live orchestra in select cities around the world (is it too much to hope for a stop in San Diego?), and plenty of new merch to come including a Jurassic Park x Tamagotchi Nano Dinosaur Egg, Funko Pop! figures, Loungefly Dino Moon bags and wallets, an expanded line of Crocs Jurassic Park inspired footwear, and much more. We wouldn’t be surprised at all to see some of those items make their way to San Diego Comic-Con. You can find the full list of merch on Jurassic Outpost’s site.

A new Limited Run Games ‘The Jurassic Park 30th Anniversary Retro Collection’, which include the classic SNES games, was also revealed today.

“The legacy of Jurassic Park is felt across the world,” said Melissa Rodriguez, vice president of franchise strategy for Universal Products & Experiences. “The film has stayed entrenched in the hearts and minds of viewers since its initial release 30 years ago, while also delighting new fans every year. We’re looking forward to celebrating the footprint this film has left on fans globally through special events, unique merchandise, games and more!”

We’ll update as we learn more.

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