Jurassic World VelociCoaster to Open in Universal Orlando Resort on June 10
Universal Orlando Resort has announced that Jurassic World VelociCoaster - Florida's fastest and tallest launch coaster, located at the Islands of Adventure theme park, will be opening on Thursday, June 10.
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 watchtower 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 award-winning Universal Creative team, in partnership with acclaimed filmmakers from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, has brought us this new and exciting attraction. It will be the perfect addition to bring to life a new "Jurassic World" story that combines the epic thrills and popular characters from the blockbuster film franchise with jaw-dropping roller coaster maneuvers.
The attraction will also feature some of the cast from "Jurassic World" such as Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and BD Wong, reprising their roles as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing, and Dr. Henry Wu.
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