As it was previous mishap couple days ago of where Universal slipped the opening date for their fastest and newest attraction for the VelociCoaster on the official site and then was removed. Well that’s no longer the case as Universal has officially confirmed that this roller coaster is opening up in Summer 2021 as construction has been developing for the past several months.
Universal is describing this attraction as the “Apex predator of coasters” and being a “new species” will be the first coaster based off the Jurassic franchise. Touts a series of intense maneuvers that will send guests catapulting up to 70 mph and more than 150 feet in the air. The attraction was created by the award-winning Universal Creative team in partnership with the filmmakers from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, and it will thrust guests into the middle of a Jurassic World adventure.
Fans of the franchise will be bringing back some familiar faces from Chris Pratt as Owen Grady, Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing and BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wu. They showed up in the retheme for “Jurassic World” that opened up last year at Universal Studios Hollywood and now are coming to Orlando. Unveils the next evolution of its “carnivore expansion”: the VelociCoaster, where riders embark on high-speed chase and feel the rush of the hunt while racing alongside a nimble velociraptor pack.
Artist Rendering for the VelicoCoaster. Source: (© Universal)
Guests can find the roller coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in the Jurassic Park Island as this coaster wraps around the Visitor’s center and across from Jurassic Park River Adventure attraction.
Here’s some of the stats in a press released by Universal detailing this juggernaut roller coaster:
-4,700 feet of track and reaches as high as 155 feet, twisting and soaring above land and water and speeding through near-misses and launches within the paddock
-Accelerate through two pulse-pounding launches, the fastest reaching 70 mph in 2.4 seconds
- Encounter a one-of-a-kind, 360-degree barrel roll right above the Islands of Adventure lagoon
- Experience a zero-gravity inverted stall that will send riders upside down across 100 feet of track in a jaw-dropping maneuver that is the first of its kind
- Go airborne during the towering “Top Hat,” which propels riders 155 feet in the air and then immediately into an 80 degree drop – Universal’s steepest drop yet
- Brace for a total of 12 heart-pounding seconds of airtime – the thrilling sensation of weightlessness riders feel when they’re lifted from their seats – throughout the entire adventure
Intamin is the manufacturing company that is designed the VelicoCoaster with Universal and same coaster they did previously for Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure.
Universal did mention that they will share more details at a later given time up towards the official opening date.
Check out the teaser trailer announced from Universal down below!
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