Universal Orlando Resort has revealed details of its new rollercoaster experience, the Jurassic World VelociCoaster, debuting in summer 2021.
Opening at Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park, the new experience will be the world’s first rollercoaster based on the movie franchise, and will send guests catapulting up to 70 mph and more than 150 ft. in the air alongside a pack of prehistoric predators.
The Jurassic World VelociCoaster will span more than 4,700 ft. of track and reach heights of up to 155 ft., and will include two launches, with the fastest reaching 70 mph in 2.4 seconds, as well as a one-of-a-kind, 360-degree barrel roll right above the Islands of Adventure lagoon. Riders will also experience a zero-gravity inverted stall that will send them upside-down across 100 ft. of track in a first-of-its-kind maneuver, as well as the towering “Top Hat,” which will propel them 155 ft. in the air and then immediately into an 80 degree drop—Universal’s steepest drop yet.
The new rollercoaster will be the latest addition to Jurassic Park at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, where guests can come face-to-face with life-size dinosaurs and experience attractions such as Jurassic Park: River Adventure, where a leisure raft ride turns into an 8-story plunge to escape a T. rex. Other attractions include the Raptor Encounter, where clients can test their bravery and get up-close to Velociraptor Blue as well as the latest additions to the paddock (baby raptors) while learning more about the prehistoric carnivores.
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