A new roller coaster coming to Universal Orlando Resort and it’s going to be the fastest and tallest launch coaster in Florida!
The Jurassic World VelociCoaster is coming to the Islands of Adventure theme park this summer. The coaster is designed to send riders 155 feet into the air and catapult up to 70 mph while cruising along next to a Velociraptor pack!
The ride is based on the popular film, “Jurassic World”, and was created in part by filmmakers from Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, and the Universal Creative team.
You’ll get to experience the thrill of the ride alongside some of the characters from the movie franchise including those played by Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong! You might also recognize Blue, Delta, Charlie and Echo from the film’s Velociraptor pack.
The ride starts out in a landscaped environment that will make you feel like you’re inside one of the films! Here’s a synopsis of what Universal says you can expect if you’re dare to venture on the ride:
“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.
After boarding revolutionary ride vehicles that have been specially designed to intensify the thrills, guests take off on an epic coaster experience that sends them through the raptor paddock, into the air, just inches above water, and more. They’ll 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 – Universal’s steepest drop yet.”
The Jurassic World VelociCoaster opens up to the public on Thursday, June 10th. For more information about Jurassic World VelociCoaster, visit www.universalorlando.com.
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