Universal Studios turns “No” into a real amusement park
The unexplained is inevitable in Universal Studio’s new horror-themed attraction. Inspired by the gold rush-themed amusement park in Jordan Peele’s “Nope,” the attraction, called Jupiter’s Claim, has earned a permanent spot on Universal Hollywood’s Studio Tour, which also includes the Bates Motel in the classic horror thriller “Psycho” by Alfred Hitchcock. ; a 360 3-D “King Kong” experience; a “Fast & Furious” – Supercharged! live; and more. “Jupiter’s Claim is the best California Gold Rush theme park in the Santa Clarita/Lancaster area,” the park Twitter pages read. “Stop, say hello to the one and only Kid Sheriff.”
“No” – which stars Keke Palmer, Daniel Kaluuya and Steven Yeun – tells the story of California ranch rangers who encounter a “mysterious force” that affects human and animal behavior. The film’s set, created by production designer Ruth De Jong, was carefully disassembled after filming and transported to Universal Studios Hollywood, where it was rebuilt using original props from the film, according to Deadline.
What is Jupiter’s claim?
Jupiter’s Claim, located in California’s Santa Clarita Valley, is described as “a family-friendly theme park” inspired by the whitewashed history and aesthetics of California’s Gold Rush. The park was originally owned by Ricky “Skirt” Park, a former child star brimming with “evangelical pride.”
A perfect recreation of the film set, Jupiter’s Claim, the film’s central location, will feature attractions such as a bank, where visitors can play games to win prizes at the General Store, including Kid Sheriff posters, Frisbees and lunch boxes; a theatre, the Star Lasso Experience; a post office box; and the Winkin’ Well, where you can throw your hard-earned “jangles” to make a wish. Peele’s team even created a Jupiter’s Claim website, which oscillates between day and night. The site also features a map of the park, a temperature check – it’s always 98 degrees sunny – and ominous music that gets progressively louder and more disturbing, a possible glimpse into the IRL theme park atmosphere.
“It’s at Jupe, and it welcomes you with open arms,” reads the site’s homepage. “Here at Jupiter’s Claim, there are horses to see, a general store to visit, and the Sundae Saloon to spill some spirits. While you’re here, don’t forget to pick up your Jangle Skirt for the biggest attraction. revealing: The Winkin’ Well – where every wish imaginable can come true.” As the site moves from day to night, the captions on the page change, leading us to believe that there is more to this merry town of tumbleweed than meets the eye.
Date Jupiter Claim Opened
Like the film, Jupiter’s Claim will open to the public on July 22. In the meantime, if you’re in the mood for a haunting adventure, check out the spooky Jupiter’s Claim website for a preview of what to expect.