Guests at Universal’s Islands of Adventure can now meet a velociraptor named Bravo in addition to Blue at the Raptor Encounter attraction.
Guests have been able to meet a “live” raptor in the Jurassic Park section of the theme park since 2015. At first guests met an unnamed raptors in a temporary location where the former Triceratops Encounter queue used to be. Then in 2018, Blue, the raptor from the Jurassic World movies started meeting guests.
Then last year in 2020, a new permanent Jurassic World Raptor Encounter attraction opened across from the old location to make room for the Jurassic World VelociCoaster, which is open now for technical rehearsals, and officially opens June 10, 2021.
Just today, Universal Orlando shared photos of Bravo, who joins Blue in meeting guests at the (still named) Jurassic Park section of the park. Guests can also meet one of two baby raptors at the encounter. Blue, along with Delta, Echo, and Charlie, from the Jurassic World film, can be seen in the VelociCoaster attraction.
“The velociraptor was probably one of the more intelligent dinosaurs, because it had a large brain proportionate to its body size. It was formidable on land and, as the name suggests, almost certainly covered ground quickly. Moving upright on two legs, they may have been able to reach speeds of 24 miles per hour (39 kilometers per hour).”JurassicWorld.com
Don’t let that scare you, the Universal Jurassic World Team Members have everything under control. Right? What could go wrong?