That’s not a dinosaur egg…those are Jurassic World Easter Eggs! The long awaited return to Isla Nublar has arrived. Some twenty years have passed since John Hammond’s preview tour and the park is humming along nicely…or is it? The filmmakers of this highly anticipated sequel inserted a plethora of Easter Eggs and nods to the groundbreaking original film. Excavating every surprise could take 65 million years, but we will spare no expense to catalog them all! These are the Jurassic World Easter Eggs and references we found!

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14. 18 Dinosaur Species

Do yourself a favor and experience Universal's marketing campaign for Jurassic World firsthand. It's original and awesome. Upon closer inspection of the "visitor's guide", patrons get a glimpse of over 18 dinosaur species on Isla Nublar:
Indominus Rex
Tyrannosaurus Rex
The most notable species to be on the lookout for are Indominus Rex (D-Rex), whose name translates into "Untamable King." That should be enough to tell you what to expect in this movie.

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13. Winston's Steak House

Being a huge fan of Stan Winston, this Easter Egg was a welcome surprise. During shots of the Jurassic World "Boardwalk" you'll see a restaurant called "Winston's". This is an obvious nod to the animatronics wizard who brought to life the dinosaurs in Spielberg's original film.

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12. Ben & Jerry's Extinction

Ben & Jerry's sets up shop on Isla Nublar selling/advertising their world famous Fossil Fuel flavor ice cream. However, according to the official Ben & Jerry website, that particular flavor has been extinct since 2010, never to return. Not so much an Easter Egg as it is funny, but there you have it.

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11. Chaos Theory Still Applies

Remember Ian Malcolm's (Jeff Goldblum) chaos theory as applied to Jurassic Park? Due to unforeseen circumstances and possible error, you can't predict the outcome of bringing dinosaurs back to life. We all know how that ended. In Jurassic World, Lowrey (Jake Johnson) makes a reference to chaos theory. Better than that though...we also catch a glimpse of Ian Malcom's book, "God Creates Dinosaurs". If you can remember, Dr. Malcolm uses this phrase while taking a ride through the original park. The entire quote: "God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs." Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) wittily replies, "Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth."

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10. Numerous Inside-Jokes

If you pay attention around the park, there are warning signs that pay homage to events in the Jurassic Park preview tour. Remember when Timmy (Joseph Mazzello) got electrocuted on the fence? "Ouch! 10,000 Volts Really Hurts!" is one such warning. "Do Not Feed The Dinos Human Food" reads another; an obvious joke towards Donald Gennaro (Martin Ferrero) untimely exit. Can you find more?

Movie Reelist Contributor: Chris Giroux
Chris Giroux is founder and editor-in-charge at Movie Reelist, an entertainment news and review blog serving the most fanatic moviegoers. Chris started his publication in Detroit in 2010 and has since reviewed hundreds of films and interviewed numerous talent across the country. He is an avid film festival attendee and red carpet photographer, having shot the likes of Steven Spielberg, Bill Murray, Mark Hamill, and more. Chris grew up in New Mexico, where he studied mass media writing while working in post-production and multimedia authoring. It is also where he discovered Big Trouble in Little China and Escape from New York, resulting in an unhealthy Kurt Russell obsession.

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