It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for – the opening date for the Jurassic World VelociCoaster at Universal Orlando has been revealed!
Universal Orlando just dropped the news that the Jurassic World VelociCoaster is set to open on June 10! The coaster will take guests 155 feet in the air and reach speeds of 70 mph on this highly-anticipated thrill ride.
The Universal Creative Team partnered with filmmakers from Universal Pictures and Ambelin Entertainment to bring you this exciting addition. 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 alongside your favorite veolciraptors — Blue, Charlie, Delta and Echo.
Here’s more about the ride, from Universal Orlando:
“VelociCoaster will transport guests into a dynamic environment inspired by the ‘Jurassic World’ films, surrounded by intricately detailed rock work and lush landscaping, conveniently 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 cutting-edge 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 reassuring words from Claire Dearing – and one final warning from Owen Grady.”
“Then, the ultimate high-speed chase begins. After boarding revolutionary ride vehicles that have been specially designed to intensify the thrills, guests take off on an epic coaster 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 feet 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 feet in the air and then immediately into an 80-degree drop – Universal’s steepest drop yet.”
For more information on tickets, make sure to check out www.universalorlando.com.