Now Open: Jurassic World VelociCoaster
On Thursday 10th June, Florida’s fastest and tallest launch coaster opened at the Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park. Jurassic World VelociCoaster will see thrill-seekers reach heights of 155 feet in the air and catapult up to 70mph alongside a pack of ferocious Velociraptors.
This new species of roller coaster was designed by the award-winning Universal Creative team in partnership with acclaimed filmmakers from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment. This incredible team bring to life a new ‘Jurassic World’ story that combines the epic thrills and popular characters from the film franchise with jaw-dropping roller coaster maneuvers. This thrilling new attraction sends guests on an extreme adventure through the famous raptor paddock and beyond, along with the films’ Velociraptor pack: Blue, Charlie, Delta and Echo.
The VelociCoaster experience begins with guests being transported into a dynamic environment, inspired by the ‘Jurassic World’ films, surrounded by intricately detailed rock work and lush landscaping, located near the watch tower used to keep an eye on all the dinosaurs. You are then greeted by Dr. Wu, explaining that this cutting-edge new coaster is part of its newest ‘carnivore expansion.’ You will hear the screams of other riders as they rapidly roar by with Blue, Charlie, Delta and Echo hot on their tails- and even come face-to-face with a few hungry Velociraptors, anxiously waiting to be released from their stables. As guests approach the load platform, adrenaline and excitement will start to build. You’ll be given a few words of reassurance by Claire Dearing and one final warning from Owen Grady. Then begins the ultimate high-speed chase...
The ride vehicles are revolutionary. They have been specially designed to intensify the thrills. After boarding, guests take off on an epic coaster experience through the raptor paddock, into the air, just inches above water and more. You’ll encounter a series of intense maneuvers along the coaster’s 4,700 feet 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.
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