After much speculation, a thrilling new rollercoaster at Universal Orlando is officially on the way! The Jurassic World Velocicoaster is scheduled to open at Universal’s Islands of Adventure on June 10, 2021.
Based on the blockbuster movie, the intense ride design is a collaboration between Universal’s Creative Team and Amblin Entertainment. Jurassic World Velocicoaster features an original story based on the creatures and environments from the film. Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and BD Wong are featured as their characters from the franchise throughout the attraction.
Before the ride, you can explore the Raptor paddock while moving through the ride queue. If you make your way to the windows when the red lights start to flash, you’ll see the coaster tearing across the track followed by a pack of fierce raptors. In the stables, you’ll get an even closer look at two of the resident raptors: Delta and Echo, who are restrained in grooming stations. You may even be close enough to feel their breath during the encounter!
The VelociCoaster takes the title from Busch Gardens’ Tigris as Florida’s fastest and tallest launch coaster. With a track that is more than 4,700 feet long, riders will experience top speeds of 70 miles per hour. The ride will feature a first-of-its-kind maneuver that sends riders upside down across 100 feet of track in a zero-gravity inverted stall. A “top hat” maneuver that sends riders 155 feet in the air, quickly followed by an 80-degree drop. This is Universal’s steepest drop yet! There is also a unique 360-degree barrel roll over the lagoon. This ride is more than two minutes of total adrenaline, with no brakes until the ride ends! The intensity actually continues to build throughout the ride, with a second half that is faster than the initial launch.
Jurassic World Tribute Store
In anticipation of the June 10 grand opening, a Jurassic World Tribute Store is now open at Universal Studios! The one-of-a-kind store features themed rooms inspired by the franchise including the Control Room, Raptor Paddock, and Lab. In each room, guests will find a wide variety of Jurassic World souvenirs. Items range from apparel and merchandise to themed food and beverages. There are also brand new collections based on the animated series Mr. DNA ad items exclusively created for Universal. Specialty food and beverage offerings include Velocicoaster s’mores, cupcakes, chocolate dinosaur eggshells, and a dessert jar filled with chocolate cake.
After a pretty secretive construction process, it’s exciting to have a little more information about Jurassic World Velocicoaster. For more movie-inspired fun, check out everything else you’ll find in Jurassic Park at Universal Orlando!