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Jurassic World VelociCoaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

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Jurassic World VelociCoaster at Islands of Adventure
Jurassic World VelociCoaster at Islands of Adventure

What is Jurassic World VelociCoaster?

Race alongside a pack of velociraptors on Jurassic World VelociCoaster, which will be Florida’s fastest and tallest launch roller coaster when it opens on June 10, 2021. The experience promises to be the most thrilling one yet at any of Universal’s five theme parks worldwide.

Where is Jurassic World VelociCoaster located?

In Jurassic Park, which is in Islands of Adventure.

Jurassic World VelociCoaster – height restrictions and other factors

Height requirement is 51 inches; Express Pass access and the presence (or not) of a single-rider line are currently unknown.

What’s the story of Jurassic World VelociCoaster?

The management team of the Jurassic World theme park wants to up the game of its “carnivore expansion” by allowing its guests to “embark on a high-speed chase and feel the rush of the hunt” amidst a pack of its titular prehistoric predators. Along the way, the core Jurassic World cast makes appearances: Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), Dr. Henry Wu (BD Wong), and, of course, the raptor pack of Blue, Charlie, Delta, and Echo.

What is the Jurassic World VelociCoaster queue like?

For a brief preview of what VelociCoaster’s queue will entail – including a couple of tantalizing glimpses at some rather unique elements – please see our full write-up.

What is the Jurassic World VelociCoaster ride experience like?

Jurassic World VelociCoaster at Islands of Adventure
Jurassic World VelociCoaster at Islands of Adventure

In broad strokes, VelociCoaster puts guests on an “extreme adventure” that’ll have them ripping and roaring not only through the air, but also through Jurassic World’s raptor paddock, which comes replete with intricate rockwork, lush foliage, and an elevated watch tower (along with its searching spotlight during night-time rides).

To get into the exact specifics of the ride experience, you’re probably going to need to sit down first.

The roller coaster employs a “revolutionary” ride vehicle that has been “specially designed to intensify the thrills.” Those thrills occur across 4,700 feet of track, some of which sits just inches above the water of Islands of Adventure’s central lagoon. It features a few near-misses and two launches, with at least one occurring within Jurassic World’s raptor paddock and the faster of the two hitting 70 mph in just 2.4 seconds. There are four inversions, some of which brandish such descriptions as “one of a kind” and “the first of its kind”: a 360-degree barrel roll above water and a zero-gravity inverted stall that lasts for some 100 feet. And then there’s that massive, 155-foot hill, which contains an 80-degree drop. All told, Universal promises a total of 12 seconds of airtime – an exhilarating amount of time for riders to be lifted out of their seats.

But, best of all, the coaster – not unlike Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit next-door at Universal Studios Florida – will only feature a lap bar.

Let the hunt begin!

How scary is Jurassic World VelociCoaster?

Jurassic World VelociCoaster will dominate the Universal skyline

We won’t fully know the answer to this question until the summer of 2021, but – man – have you seen that big hill? It’s 155-feet-tall, with an 80-degree drop!

Where are Jurassic World VelociCoaster’s lockers located?

Jurassic World VelociCoaster lockers in the Jurassic Park Discovery Center
Jurassic World VelociCoaster lockers in the Jurassic Park Discovery Center

At least some of VelociCoaster’s lockers can be found on the bottom floor of Jurassic Park Discovery Center – it looks like these might be the larger (and, possibly, the premium) ones. We have yet to hear whether Universal will have other, smaller options available in or near the ride’s queue.

For everything you could ever possibly want to know about lockers at Universal Orlando Resort, please see our complete insider’s guide.

What is Jurassic World VelociCoaster’s opening date?

June 10, 2021

Jurassic World VelociCoaster – OI fun fact

You’ll have to check back soon for a fun fact for Jurassic World VelociCoaster, specifically, but – for now – why don’t you try on this fun fact for the larger Jurassic Park land, generally? Read all about how the themed area has changed (or not) over its 21-year lifespan here.

Jurassic World VelociCoaster – real guest reviews

Stay tuned.

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