JURASSIC WORLD: The New Orleans Extras Experience - PART ONE: Mosasaur Stadium & Old Visitor Center
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Jurassic Time
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May 26, 2023
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PART 01 of 04.

Derrick Davis recently had conversations with three fans who were lucky enough to have been extras, background cast members, in the massive New Orleans sets of 'Jurassic World': Anthony Feliciano, Bo Monarch, and Brent Kappel. Their discussions were edited into a 4-part video series that dives into the memories of their incredible experiences on the impressive sets. Not only do we get to hear their fun stories, but we also get to see some rare behind the scenes photos, video footage, and other cool imagery that helps bring us along on their thrilling ride.

PART ONE: Mosasaur Stadium & Old Visitor Center

Anthony and Bo first describe what it was like filming the famous Mosasaur Stadium sequence. We learn how little of the set there actually was, and the simple methods used to create a much larger effect on screen. They also catch a glimpse of the original 'Jurassic Park' Visitor Center's eerie ruins. Despite seeing the set from afar, it was enough to give them immense excitement.

'Jurassic World' was released to theaters nearly a decade ago. Let that sink in for a moment. For many, the memories of seeing the film are already nostalgic. Despite this year, 2023, being the 30th anniversary of the original 'Jurassic Park', it is also a time to be reflective over the entire series. The fourth film in the story of 'Jurassic Park' came after 14 years of nothing between it and the previous film, 'Jurassic Park 3'. During that huge gap, fans imagined endless ideas as to what the next adventure in their favorite series would be.

In 2013, it was finally announced that a new film was on the horizon. Rumors that it would feature a fully-realized theme park on Isla Nublar, known as 'Jurassic World', led to many questions running in everyone's minds. It was quite a surprising direction for the story that most people didn't see coming. When filming began in 2014, many fans flocked for the chance to personally take part in the experience. Cameras rolled in Hawaii first, but soon after that their lenses focused on several massive sets in New Orleans. That's when the three fans in this program embarked on a trip that would change their lives...


Anthony Feliciano


Bo Monarch


Brent Kappel


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