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Jurassic World VelociCoaster Opening Summer 2021 at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

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Quietly, like a raptor pack stalking its prey, Universal announced the Jurassic World VelociCoaster opening at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Summer 2021. From their website:

For those brave enough to visit the raptor paddock, you may be able to carefully approach one of these deadly predators. Then feel the rush of the hunt as you race through the jungle alongside raptors on the Jurassic World VelociCoaster, a new species of roller coaster coming Summer 2021.

The VelociCoaster will launch guests into a velociraptor paddock as they weave in and out of the foliage, rocks, and hungry raptors. Guests will then make a quick escape out of the enclosure as they perform ariel maneuvers in front of the Jurassic Park section of Islands of Adventure. Universal Orlando provided some additional statistics for the ride:

  • 4700 feet of track
  • 2 launches, second launches to 70 mph in 2.4 seconds
  • A top hat element 155 feet tall
  • A 100-foot long “stall” over the bypass bridge
  • 360-degree roll over the Islands of Adventure lagoon
  • 12 seconds of airtime (that sensation when you are out of your seat)
  • 51-inch height requirement
Nighttime concept art provided by Universal Orlando.

Eyes-in-the-sky Bioreconstruct posted some recent construction photos showing the ride’s layout and theme.

Are you excited about the VelociCoaster? Leave your thoughts and reactions in the comments below!

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