Universal Orlando Resort shares details about the Velociraptors within its most thrilling coaster yet – Jurassic World VelociCoaster – in advance of the thrill ride’s debut on June 10 at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
From the moment they enter VelociCoaster, riders will be confronted by Velociraptors from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s blockbuster “Jurassic World” films – including fan-favorite Blue, along with Charlie, Delta, and Echo – as they prepare to join the hunt alongside the ferocious pack in an epic, high-speed coaster chase. Here are some of the jaw-dropping encounters that await guests in this new species of roller coaster:
- Guests will be able to peer into the Raptor paddock while venturing through the queue – and watch the hunt they are about to embark on unfold before their very eyes. Red flashing lights and a loud rumble will draw guests to a collection of adjacent windows, where they’ll witness the physical coaster roaring by at exhilarating speeds of 70 mph with the Raptor pack in hot pursuit.
- Next up in the queue are the stables, where the scent of wet dirt and vegetation from the paddock permeates the air, meaning one thing – Velociraptors are near. Here, they’ll come across Delta and Echo, who will scan the room, studying riders as they pass by – occasionally testing the limits of the grooming stations currently restraining them. This awe-inspiring moment will be the first face-to-face encounter guests will have with the Raptors – and they’ll be so close, guests will even feel their breath.
- Then, the hunt officially begins as guests board ride vehicles and take off on an intense coaster adventure where they’ll narrowly escape Blue, Charlie, Delta and Echo as they twist, turn and soar through the paddock.
And those are just the highlights; even more thrills and surprises await guests in Jurassic World VelociCoaster.
Opening on June 10 at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Jurassic World VelociCoaster will become the ultimate coaster for thrill enthusiasts and the “must-ride” theme park experience of 2021. 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 thrilling new attraction, which sends guests on an extreme adventure through the Raptor paddock and beyond with the films’ Velociraptor pack.
Riders will scream through a series of unbelievable near-misses and maneuvers, including two high-speed launches – the fastest reaching 70 mph in 2.4 seconds – a total of 12 seconds of weightlessness, a barrel roll just inches above the Islands of Adventure lagoon and the signature “Top Hat,” which will send riders 155 feet in the air and then immediately into an 80-degree drop.
Are you excited to ride the VelociCoaster? I sure am!