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. […]
For several James Bond movies, the real British Secret Intelligengen Service building (well, not that secret it seems) was used in the film. In 1999 it can be seen in “The World is not Enough” and much later it gets blown to bits in “Skyfall” (2015). If you would like to see it, you can […]
Where else can a Bond movie be filmed then London. For “The World is not Enough” (1999), there is a scene with an exciting boat chase. The Glengall Bridge can be seen in the climatic scene where the bridge closes. The “Isle of Dogs” where this is recorded has been used in more film and […]
Key to the movie “Jurassic World”, are the scenes on the theme parks Main Street. In fact, a real theme park was used for these scenes. Hurricane Katrina destroyed a Six Flags theme park in New Orleans (how ironic, a hurricane destroyed the original locations for Jurassic Park). The Six Flags park was never reopened, […]
The map above is a rough estimate for the exact location of one of the biggest gems for Jurassic Park visitors, the Main Gate. The location is at the base of Mount Wai’ale’ale. You can get there hiking if you are a good hiker or by 4×4. Detailed descriptions are here if you go by […]
An iconic scene in Jurassic Park is the arrival at the visitor center (and the departure at the end). The exteriors for the Visitor center were constructed at Valley House Plantation Estate, 6191 Hauaala Road, Kealia. The interiors were filmed on a sound stage in LA.
The first dinosaur encounter for Grant and Ellie is at Jurassic Kahili Ranch on the north shore of Kauai. No dinosaurs there, but since this is a working ranch (2,800 acres!), mostly cows and horses (about 200). Not only has this location been used for all Jurassic Park movies (Lost World, Jurassic World), also “Just […]