Where was Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom filmed?

Where was Fallen Kingdom filmed

The sequel of Jurassic World picks up four years on from the events that destroyed the theme park in the 2015 movie. On the first part of Fallen Kingdom Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) return to Isla Nublar to rescue some dinosaurs from an incoming volcano eruption. The second part is set in a very different context: the prehistoric animals are coming to civilization.

Spanish director J. A. Bayona achieved critical acclaim with horror film The Orphanage (2007). He also directed The Impossible (2012) and the fantasy drama A Monster Calls (2016). It's in the second section of the film where Bayona uses his talent to take the dinos to a new darker and scary level.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was filmed in Oahu Island (Hawaii) and in the United Kingdom. As usual, we try to avoid spoilers in this report about the filming locations of the fifth Jurassic movie overall:

Where was Jurassic World 2 filmed?
All the Jurassic movies share the spectacular landscapes of Nāpali Coast in Kauai island. The rugged ranges of the Hawaiian wonder is the inspiration for Isla Nublar.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Universal Pictures and Bruce Fulton - Map




Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom where filmed
However, all the filming for Fallen Kingdom was done in Oahu island. The exterior of the radio tower bunker and the scenes of the dinosaur stampede and the Gyrosphere where filmed at Kualoa Ranch, a very popular filming destination in Hawaii. Image courtesy of Universal Pictures and Marvin Chandra - Map


Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Oahu
A large set that took more than three months to complete was erected at Police Beach near Papailoa Beach. Here were shot the remains of the destroyed main street of the park (although the mountains in the background are from Kualoa Ranch). The high-tech base camp in Isla Nublar was built nearby, in the land of Dillingham Ranch, also in the north of Oahu Island. Image courtesy of Universal Pictures - Map


Jurassic World 2 Locations
Owen is looking for Blue in the jungle at He'eia State Park. Some more filming took place nearby, in the He’eia Kea pier in Kaneohe Bay. Image courtesy of Universal Pictures - Map


Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Hawaii
A scene in the beach with Claire, Franklin and Owen was filmed at the beautiful Hālona Blowhole.
Image courtesy of Universal Pictures and Armin Rodler - Map




Fallen Kingdom Locations
Many scenes for Jurassic World 2 were filmed on the soundstages of Pinewood Studios in England: Lockwood’s library (pictured), the underground hall where the auction takes place, the dinosaur containment facility of the mansion, Dr. Wu’s laboratory, the control room, Maisie’s bedroom and Lockwood’s bedroom.
Images courtesy of Universal Pictures - Map


Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom filemd in England
Other sets constructed at Pinewood include the interior of the large cargo ship Arcadia and the rooftop of the Lockwood Estate. As the production needed extra space for filming, some scenes were shot in a Business Centre in Langley (Claire’s Dinosaur Protection Group, Owen training baby raptors and the scene of Claire and Owen with a sleepy T-Rex). Image courtesy of Universal Pictures


Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Filming
The facade of the Lockwood Manor was built in an army training ground in Hawley Common, near the village of Minley (Hampshire). The filming area can be seen in a satellite image from Google Maps. Also the loading Dock of the state where sedated dinosaurs are delivered before the auction was set here. The action opening sequence, where a guard open the gates to the Jurassic World Lagoon, was produced very close from there, at Hartland Park in Farnborough (the former Pyestock Jet Engine test site). Image courtesy of Universal Pictures and Google Maps


Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Mansion Location
However, not all the Lockwood Manor is fake; some shots without actors were filmed in Cragside, a Victorian country house near Rothbury in Northumberland. Image courtesy of Universal Pictures and Aldisley - Map


Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Filming Locations
A few scenes with the Arcadia boat where filmed at Glen Mallan Jetty on Loch Long (Argyll and Bute), not far from Glasgow (Scotland). Some more scenes where shot at Blackbushe Airport (Hampshire) and at East Berkshire College near London. Image courtesy of Universal Pictures and Colin Smith - Map


Where was Fallen Kingdom filmed
According to film director J. A. Bayona, one of the film's biggest challenges was the scene were Claire and Franklin jump from a cliff inside the Gyrosphere ball. The first part was filmed at Kualoa Ranch. Then a small roller coaster was built for the sequence when they fall off. Finally, it was used a water tank in Pinewood Studios for the underwater section of the scene. Images courtesy of Universal Pictures / Source

Can you help to improve this article about the filming locations of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom? To complete and correct this report, any info or images that you may have are more than welcome, thank you!

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For further information about Oahu island we recommend Oahu Revealed: The Ultimate Guide, exploring breathtaking trails, secluded beaches and everything there is to see and do in Honolulu, Waikiki and Beyond. Also the Lonely Planet Honolulu Waikiki & Oahu travel guide is an excellent companion if you are one of the lucky ones to visit such a wondrous place.

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5 comments

  1. This really helped as I just saw the movie

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  2. I had been searching google for info on the huge Lockwood Manor. Sad to see the house wasn't real though.

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  3. I've just been to visit Cragside in Northumberland (National Trust) and that house and estate were used as Lockwood Manor. Non of the actors filmed there, just the grounds and outside of the house.

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    1. Thanks a lot Jen for your help. Updated!

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  4. What desert is Blue in -in the final
    Scene? Reno?

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