Out in Montana, Grant and Ellie are struggling to keep their dig site alive. Funds are low and they are in a race to finish excavating a velociraptor they have uncovered. Grant, being a prime figure archaeology, and Ellie, being a top paleobotanist in her field, are asked by Hammond to have a tour of his new theme park. The reason behind this tour of the park is because Hammond's investors have been getting very anxious about bad rumors coming from the island where the park is being built. In order to get the investors to relax, Hammond and his lawyer, Genarro, devise a plan to get the top experts in different fields to sign off on the island as being a safe place. Hammond tells Grant and Ellie that he will fund their dig for another 5 years if they agree to go. They do.