Coaster fans…it’s time to get excited! Universal Orlando Resort has announced the opening date for the Jurassic World VelociCoaster at Islands of Adventure.
On Thursday, June 10, thrill-seekers will have the first opportunity to soar 155 feet in the air and catapult up to 70 mph alongside a ferocious Velociraptor pack as Florida’s fastest and tallest launch coaster opens to the public.
The VelociCoaster will transport guests into a dynamic environment inspired by the “Jurassic World” films, surrounded by intricately detailed rock work and lush landscaping, conveniently located near the elevated watch tower used to keep an eye on the dinosaurs.
Once inside, guests are greeted by Dr. Wu as they learn about the cutting-edge new coaster, which Jurassic World is touting as its newest “carnivore expansion.”
Along the way, they’ll hear the screams of fellow riders as they rapidly roar by with Blue, Delta, Charlie and Echo right on their heels, and even come face-to-face with a few hungry Velociraptors who are anxiously awaiting being released from their stables.
As the adrenaline builds and guests approach the load platform, they will hear a few reassuring words from Claire Dearing – and one final warning from Owen Grady.
Then, the ultimate high-speed chase begins.
Guests will encounter a series of intense maneuvers along the coaster’s 4,700 feet of track, including near-misses, a barrel roll right above the Islands of Adventure lagoon, high-speed launches (the fastest reaching 70 mph in 2.4 seconds), and the signature “Top Hat,” which propels riders 155 feet in the air and then immediately into an 80-degree drop, which will be Universal’s steepest drop yet.
To further tie into the movies, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong are reprising their movie roles as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing and Dr. Henry Wu in the thrilling new attraction.
Conceived and designed by the award-winning Universal Creative team in partnership with acclaimed filmmakers from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, the coaster also features revolutionary ride vehicles that have been specially designed to intensify the thrills.
So who’s excited to ride the Jurassic World VelociCoaster?
Take a look at this cool video teaser put together by Universal Orlando:
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