I’ve long been a fan of theme parks, and in particular the resorts in Orlando. Not only are they are an amazing holiday experience in themselves, but they are the perfect two-part holiday. Imagine spending a week exploring the resorts in Florida, before heading off on a cruise from Port Canaveral, Fort Lauderdale or Miami. Sounds perfect to me.
As a result, I’m always excited when I hear about new rides and thrills. And I have to say, I haven’t been as excited as I am as when I heard about the new Jurassic World Velocicoaster at Universal’s Islands of adventure opening in Summer 2021.
Florida’s fastest and tallest launch coaster
Florida’s fastest and tallest launch coaster – along with a pack of fierce Velociraptors – will be unleashed at Universal Orlando Resort in 2021 with the debut of Jurassic World VelociCoaster. Concepted and designed by the award-winning Universal Creative team in partnership with acclaimed filmmakers from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, this new species of roller coaster touts a series of intense manoeuvres that will send guests catapulting up to 70 mph and more than 150 feet in the air with the swiftest of prehistoric predators.
Opening at Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park, Jurassic World VelociCoaster will be the world’s first coaster based on the blockbuster franchise, and will feature an original story that expands upon the thrills, dinosaurs and environments fans have seen on the big screen.
A wild experience
The Jurassic World VelociCoaster will raise the bar in extreme roller coaster design and become the ultimate experience for coaster enthusiasts and thrill-seekers. Spanning more than 4,700 feet of track and reaching heights of up to 155 feet, the coaster’s signature manoeuvres will have guests twisting and soaring above land, barrel rolling just inches above water, speeding through near-misses and launches within the paddock, and more…with just a lap restraint holding them in place. Get ready to:
- 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
Jurassic World VelociCoaster will be the next exciting addition to Jurassic Park at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Only in this immersive land can visitors come face-to-face with life-size dinosaurs in incredible theme park experiences, including Jurassic Park River Adventure, where a leisure raft ride turns into a daring eight-story plunge to escape a ferocious T. rex; and Raptor Encounter, where guests can test their bravery and get up-close to Velociraptor Blue and the newest additions to the paddock – baby raptors – while learning more about the clever carnivores. Guests can also satisfy their cravings with all-new delectable food items inspired by Isla Nublar.
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I’ve been a fan of Jurassic Park since the very first film came out in 1993, so all this really does make me excited. Have you visited Jurassic Park at Universal’s Islands of Adventure? Let me know in the comments and on social media.
More details about the coaster will be revealed in the months ahead. For more information and to sign-up to receive exclusive updates about Jurassic World VelociCoaster, visit www.universalorlando.com.
Orlando Attraction Tickets are offering the limited time 2021 7-Day Universal Orlando Resort 3-Park Promo Ticket with rates of £239 for an adult and £229 for children aged between 3 and 9. Go to www.orlandoattractiontickets.co.uk for further details. Offer is available for a limited time and must be booked by 30th November 2020