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Universal Orlando announces opening date of Jurassic World VelociCoaster

Universal Orlando Resort has announced the opening date of the Jurassic World VelociCoaster, launching at the Florida attraction on June 10, 2021.

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Jurassic World VelociCoaster will be the most intense coaster experience at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure when it debuts on June 10, 2021.

Florida’s fastest and tallest launch coaster will hurl riders 155 feet in the air, as they travel at up to 70mph alongside Blue, Charlie, Delta and Echo – a pack of terrifying Velociraptors.

The coaster was conceived and designed by Universal Creative in collaboration with filmmakers from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment.

In addition, Jurassic World cast Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong reprise their roles as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing and Dr Henry Wu for the Velocicoaster.

Universal’s most intense coaster experience

VelociCoaster riders will enjoy an immersive environment inspired by the films, including detailed rock work and incredible landscaping. Visitors are first greeted by Dr Wu, before meeting Claire and Owen.

After boarding the ride vehicles, riders go on an immense coaster experience through the raptor paddock and into the air. They will enjoy 4,700 feet of track, including a barrel roll above the lagoon at Islands of Adventure.

The ride also includes high-speed launches and the ‘top hat’, which sends riders 155 feet in the air and then into an 80-degree drop. This is the steepest ever drop for Universal.

Universal Orlando Resort recently launched a mobile payment method called ‘Universal Pay’, a new contactless option in response to COVID-19.

VelociCoaster launching soon

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Meanwhile, Universal Studios Hollywood is reopening on April 16 with The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash and the Indominus rex at Jurassic World – The Ride.

“It has been a very challenging year and we are overjoyed to have arrived at this moment,” said Karen Irwin, president and chief operating officer of Universal Studios Hollywood.

The new dinosaur at Jurassic World – The Ride spans nearly 55 feet horizontally from head to tail and features fluid motions and synchronised movements.

Images: Universal Orlando Resort

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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