Universal Orlando Resort Opens Jurassic World VelociCoaster

Jurassic World VelociCoaster
Jurassic World VelociCoaster opens on June. 10. (Photo courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort.)

Universal Orlando Resort opens Jurassic World VelociCoaster on Thursday, June 10 at the Islands of Adventure theme park. On this ride, guests will have the opportunity to soar 155 ft. in the air and catapult up to 70 mph alongside a ferocious Velociraptor pack.

 This all-new roller coaster was conceived and designed by the award-winning Universal creative team in partnership with acclaimed filmmakers from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment—bringing to life a new “Jurassic World” story that combines the thrills and popular characters from the blockbuster film franchise with roller coaster maneuvers. The original cast from the movies—Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong—reprise their roles as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing and Dr. Henry Wu in the new attraction, which sends guests on an adventure through the raptor paddock and beyond with the films’ Velociraptor pack: Blue, Charlie, Delta and Echo.

VelociCoaster will transport your clients into an environment inspired by the “Jurassic World” films, surrounded by intricately detailed rock work and lush landscaping, located near the elevated watch tower used to keep an eye on the dinosaurs. Once inside, guests are greeted by Dr. Wu as they learn about the 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 words from Claire Dearing—and one final warning from Owen Grady.

Then, the high-speed chase begins. After boarding the ride vehicles that have been designed to intensify the thrills, guests take off on a 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 ft. 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 ft. in the air and then immediately into an 80-degree drop—Universal’s steepest drop yet. 

Jurassic World VelociCoaster
Views of the new Jurassic World VelociCoaster. (Photo courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort.)

COVID-19 Protocols
Universal Orlando continues to implement its enhanced health and safety procedures and guidelines focused on screening, spacing and sanitization. Key measures include screening guests and team members, enforcing social distancing, requiring face coverings, limiting capacity at the theme parks, attractions and hotels and increasing the already-aggressive cleaning and disinfection procedures. Universal Orlando has also launched its own contactless payment method—Universal Pay—which can be accessed through the Official Universal Orlando Resort App and allows guests to quickly scan to pay for purchases at most merchandise and quick-service food locations throughout the theme parks and CityWalk directly from the in-app wallet.

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