Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom (2018) – Hawaii

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For the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park movies, the crew uses familiar locations.
The cliffs while approaching the park at Isla Nublar are the vistas at Napali Coast, Kauaii. The same location was used in the original Jurassic Park.
Also, the popular location at Oahu, Kualoa Ranch was used for the tower, bunker and Gyrosphere scenes.

New Hawaiian location that was used is Police Beach (Papailoa Beach). At the beach the destroyed park was erected. For the previous film, a deserted Six Flags park at New Orleans was used.

The beach at Halona Blowhole is the spot where Owen and Claire emerge after the drop from the cliff (strange not a single dinosaur finds that same beach… that is why they are extinct)…

Daredevil – Manhattan NY

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The Netflix 13 part series of “Daredevil” starts in a park in New York. The location where Wesley, the right hand man of “Kingpin” persuades a cop to help them is Abe Lebewohl Park. In fact it is one of the smalest parks in NYC named after a refugee from Ukrania (who did a lot of good for the community).

Game of Thrones – Iceland – Thingvellir

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Game of Thrones - Iceland

Game of Thrones – Iceland


For “Game of Thrones”they did not only go North of the Wall, but also to the North of Europe. In Iceland they found the beautifull national park Thingvellir, where the exterior sceres “North of the Wall” were shot (as well as a bloody battle!).

Game of Thrones – Spain (Desert)

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The Bardenas Reales National Park has been used for filming some desert scenes for “Game of Thrones”. Stunning rock formations prove to be a beautiful backdrop for dragon scenes….

Griffith Park Tunnel

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Home to so many movies, this small tunnel gets his own post.

Robert Zemeckis used this tunnel for the first two installments of “Back to the Future”, and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” (entrance to “ToonTown”).

Before that, in 1983, John Badham featured this tunnel in “War Games” with Matthew Broderick.

More recent, 2016, Marvels Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell) was chased through this tunnel by badguys in season two.

Raiders of the Lost Ark – Anahola Mountain

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The Paramount Mountain used in the opening scene of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” can be found on Kauai. It is Anahola Mountain.

 

Raider of the Lost Ark – Huleia National Park

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In the opening scenes of “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, Indiana Jones is looking for the lost Idol in Peru… the crew went to a more tropical location, the Island of Kauai. Spielberg would return here for his blockbuster “Jurassic Park“. For Indy, the boulder scenes were also filmed at the wildlife refuge.

Kipu Falls is the spot where Indy shoots his guide (who tries to shoot him first, but maybe in a new Special Edition version, this will be altered…. #Greedo)

Jurassic Park – Olokele Canyon

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Olokele Canyon or Valley, was used to set up the electrified fence for Jurassic Park. Even though most people just see “a fence” in the film, Michael Lantieri and his team put great effort in getting the wires tight. The size of the fence made that very difficult.

Jurassic Park – Allerton Garden

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Allerton Garden (4425 Lawai Road, Koloa) on Kauai is definitely a place where you don’t want to go… if you have seen Jurassic Park. First this is the place where Grant finds the hatched raptor eggs. Later in the movie, this location was used to build the shed, where a raptor attack took place.

But on the other hand, if you have seen Pirates of the Caribbean : On Stranger Tides, Jack Sparrow looks for the fountain of youth at this site.

Jurassic Park – Kualoa Ranch

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After Hurricane Iniki flattened the sets on Kauai, the crew still had to get some footage for the Gallimimus Herd being attacked by the T-Rex. This was filmed near where the crew stayed at Kualoa Ranch, Kamehameha Highway, Ka’a’awa Valley, a place you can actually visit and some movie memorabilia still remains.

Other movies that used this film location are “Lost”, “Godzilla”, “Windtalkers” and “50 first dates”.