After last week’s seemingly unintentional reveal, Universal Orlando Resort has officially announced the Jurassic World VelociCoaster, opening in summer 2021 at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Designed by the Universal Creative team in partnership with filmmakers from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, this new roller coaster will take riders through a series of intense maneuvers while traveling at speeds up to 70 miles per hour and more than 150 feet in the air – all with some of the fiercest prehistoric predators.
Once open, Jurassic World VelociCoaster will be the world’s first coaster based on the franchise, and will offer an original story that expands upon what fans have already seen on the big screen. Guests will join the original cast of the films— Chris Pratt as Owen Grady, Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing and BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wu—as Jurassic World unveils the next evolution of its “carnivore expansion”: the VelociCoaster, where riders are sent off on a high-speed chase and feel the rush of the hunt while racing alongside a pack of Velociraptors.
Check out some of the coaster specs:
- Two launches, with the fastest reaching 70 miles per hour in 2.4 seconds
- One-of-a-kind, 360-degree barrel roll above the Islands of Adventure lagoon
- Zero-gravity inverted stall that will send riders upside down across 100 feet of track
- “Top Hat” maneuver, which sends riders 155 feet in their air and then immediately into an 80-degree drop – Universal’s steepest drop yet
- A total of 12 seconds of airtime throughout the entire ride experience
Here’s a look at the official “teaser” footage:
Here is that same footage, edited and slowed down for a closer look:
More details about the new roller coaster will be revealed by Universal in the coming months as its opening season approaches. For more information, visit UniversalOrlando.com and stay tuned to AttractionsMagazine.com for updates.