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Jurassic World VelociCoaster opening June 10 at Universal Orlando

by Brittani Tuttle

Universal Orlando Resort has announced the opening date for the highly-anticipated new attraction, Jurassic World VelociCoaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

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Photos via Universal Orlando Resort

On Thursday, June 10, 2021, guests will be able to fly 155 feet in the air and travel up to 70 miles per hour alongside a pack of Velociraptors onboard Florida’s fastest and tallest launch coaster.

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Conceived and designed by the Universal Creative team in collaboration with Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, this new attraction combines the epic thrills and characters of the “Jurassic World” franchise with an epic roller coaster experience that sends guests through the raptor paddock and beyond with Blue, Charlie, Delta and Echo. The ride will also feature the original cast from the movies — Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong — reprising their roles as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing and Dr. Henry Wu.

VelociCoaster will transport guests into an environment inspired by the film franchise, surrounded with detailed rockwork and landscaping — all conveniently located near the elevated watchtower used to keep an eye on the dinosaurs.

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Once inside, guests will be greeted by Dr. Wu as they learn more about the roller coaster, which is advertised by Jurassic World as its newest “carnivore expansion.” Along the way, guests are sure to hear the screams of fellow riders as they fly by with Blue, Delta, Charlie, and Echo on their heels, as well as come face-to-face with a few hungry raptors waiting to be released from their stables. Leading up to the load platform, guests will get a few reassuring words from Dearing, and a final warning from Grady before the high-speed chase begins.

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After boarding the ride vehicles “designed to intensify the thrills,” guests will take off on an adventure that sends them through the raptor paddock, into the air, hovering just inches above the water, and more. There will be 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 — with the fastest reaching 70 miles per hour in 2.4 seconds — and the signature “Top Hat,” which will propel riders 155 feet in the air before an immediate 80-degree drop, the steepest drop at Universal yet.

Keep your eyes and ears open, as Blue and the raptors aren’t quite done yet; more details about Jurassic World VelociCoaster will be shared soon.

For more information, and to sign up to receive updates about the upcoming experience, visit UniversalOrlando.com.

Velocicoaster Opening Date Revealed For Universal's Islands of Adventure Park

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