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)…

James Bond – London – MI6 Building

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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 still visit London and see the real thing. There are also many Bond locations in the area should you be interested (have a look at the London map in Citymaps section).

The World is not Enough – London

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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 TV productions, including other Bond films.

 

Jurassic World – New Orleans

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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, but proved to be very usefull for the movie makers.

Jurassic Park – Mount Wai’ale’ale

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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 car.

At the end of Kuamo’o Road (Highway 580), Kuamo’o Road becomes a dirt road. The road heads inland and eventually ends. At the end, bear right and continue for about 1/2 of a mile until you reach a Y. Here you will see a Hunting Unit C sign nailed to a tree asking people to not pick up “lost” hunting dogs. Take the left fork. At about 1 1/4 mile is a left branch. Do not take it. Go straight. At almost 1 1/2 miles is another Y. Take the left fork. At 1 8/10 miles is the gate used in Jurassic Park.

When you find the location, do not be disappointed, the actual gate is gone. Two concrete poles remain.

When you take this route, be sure to stop by Blue Hole. This is where the T-rex paddock was build, it is along the same route. Blue Hole is a water filled canyon.

Jurassic Park – Valley House Plantation Estate

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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.

Jurassic Park – Kahili Ranch

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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 go with It”, “the Testaments” and the remake of “Mighty Joe Young” as well as numerous commercials.