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Jurassic World VelociCoaster

The Jurassic World VelociCoaster is a new addition to the Islands of Adventure. Opening in 2021, it is themed after the Jurassic World franchise, more specifically, the Velociraptors.

As you would gather by the name, the roller coaster is a high-speed ride with massive drops, turns and inversions. 

Jurassic World VelociCoaster is a launched roller coaster that features two launches and leaves visitors screaming in a combination of horror and enjoyment.

Zip through the raptor paddock like a ferocious Velociraptor with this modern, advanced technology roller coaster.

Jurassic Park – The Area Where All Dino-Attractions Are

Universal Studios Orlando Jurassic World VelociCoaster can be found in the Jurassic Park region of the Islands of Adventure amusement park.

This region also houses other themed rides, such as Pteranodon Flyers and Jurassic Park River Adventure.

This area of the park features many rides and attractions based on the popular franchise, with adults and youngsters both finding many things to enjoy.

Queue 

The queue starts on the left of Discovery Center, outside the lower floor. Two Raptor statues greet you on your way in. Inside, there is a room with the track visible.

Guests then walk past various materials that can be recognized from the Jurassic World movie. They then see two animatronic raptors in captivity.

Guests can then deposit loose articles before boarding the ride in the lockers. Guests also walk past advertisements of Jurassic World, as seen in the movie.

They then walk into a room where they receive messages from Owen Grady and Claire Dearing telling them about the dangers of riding the VelociCoaster. 

Next, they board the train for the beginning of the ride.

Ride Experience

The Jurassic World VelociCoaster ride begins with Owen warning guests one last time. The four Velociraptors, Blue, Delta, Echo and Charlie, around the track escape as the ride powers up.

The fearsome dinosaurs give you chase as you try to evade them on the roller coaster.

In the first launch, the roller coaster reaches a speed of 50 mph in 2 seconds. 

The ride goes through loops and turns as it passes the on-ride camera, with Blue and Charlie giving chase.

There are some more sharp twists as the ride passes Echo and Charlie. 

The ride then enters a tunnel as the guests experience the second launch, which propels the coaster to the speed of 70 mph in about 2 and a half seconds.

The VelociCoaster then does a steep climb before falling into a drop of 43 m (140 feet) at an 80-degree angle.

Some sharp, unexpected turns and speed hills later come to another highlight, where guests are inverted over water at a speed of 53 mph.

The ride then slowly comes to a finish as Owen thanks the guests and is called for a mission at River Adventure.

Height Restrictions

The Jurassic World VelociCoaster height requirements are as follows. One must be at least 51 inches tall to ride this adventurous roller coaster.

You can also use the Universal Express Pass to gain faster entry to the Jurassic World VelociCoaster.

Design

Jurassic World VelociCoaster features two launches that propel the visitors to high speeds in about 2 seconds. 

It is a launched roller coaster powered by linear synchronous motors.

The height of the coaster is 155 feet and it features a 143 feet drop with the maximum vertical angle being 80 degrees.

The length of the ride is 4700 feet with 4 inversions and a top speed of 70 mph. A lap bar is used for restraints.

The attraction is themed after dinosaurs, with many props and designs referencing the Jurassic World movie.

The Universal Jurassic World VelociCoaster features sharp turns, twists, S-shaped bends and the famous heartline roll that inverts the riders over water.

Review

The Jurassic World VelociCoaster reviews were positive. The ride was well-received from the opening and has also received recognition in the form of awards.

The Universal Orlando Jurassic World VelociCoaster received the awards of being the best new attraction as well as the best roller coaster in the year of its opening.

It also received the Golden Ticket Award for the best new roller coaster while placing 18th on the overall list.

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