Saturday, June 22, 2024

VelociCoaster officially opens at Universal Orlando

On June 10, Jurassic World VelociCoaster officially opened at Universal Orlando Resort’s Islands of Adventure theme park catapulting riders 155 feet into the air at speeds up to 70 mph while racing alongside a ferocious Velociraptor pack, inspired by the blockbuster “Jurassic World” films.

Jurassic World VelociCoaster is a thrill ride that propels guests into an immersive dinosaur habitat and on an adventure complete with 360-degree inversions and a dynamic inverted stall that alone spans more than 100 feet of track.

Photo courtesy of Universal Parks & Resorts.

Featuring an original story starring the Velociraptor pack Blue, Charlie, Delta and Echo, VelociCoaster immerses guests within a genuine “Jurassic World” environment surrounded by 36,000 square feet of elaborate rockwork, a giant waterfall and lush jungle vegetation.

Photo courtesy of Universal Parks & Resorts.

As part of original content created exclusively for this new ride, the film’s original cast — Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong — reprise their roles as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing and Dr. Henry Wu. Claire and Dr. Wu convey their enthusiasm in bringing guests within close proximity of Velociraptors as part of the coaster, while Owen believes otherwise.

Jurassic World VelociCoaster is the next addition to Jurassic Park at Universal’s Islands of Adventure which includes Jurassic Park River Adventure and Raptor Encounter. Guests can also enjoy “Jurassic World – The Ride” at Universal Studios Hollywood where they’ll encounter the realistic Indominus rex, who stakes her claim at the ride’s finale in a battle with her arch-rival, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

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