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Jurassic World VelociCoaster celebrates one-year anniversary at Universal Orlando

Jurassic World VelociCoaster will celebrate its one-year anniversary at Universal Orlando Resort’s Islands of Adventure theme park on June 10. Since opening, Universal Orlando Resort has unleashed Florida’s fastest, tallest and most intense launch coaster catapulting riders 155 feet into the air at extreme speeds up to 70mph while racing alongside a Velociraptor pack, inspired by the blockbuster “Jurassic World” films.

Jurassic World VelociCoaster is a thrill ride that propels guests into an immersive dinosaur habitat and on an adventure complete with 360-degree inversions and a dynamic inverted stall that alone spans more than 100 feet of track. As guests plummet along an 80-degree drop and steep inclines, VelociCoaster delivers an unparalleled roller coaster experience.

Featuring an original story starring the Velociraptor pack – Blue, Charlie, Delta and Echo, VelociCoaster will immerse guests into a “Jurassic World” environment surrounded by 36,000 square feet of elaborate rockwork, a giant waterfall and jungle vegetation, catapulting them along 4,700 feet of pulse-pounding track. Guests are swept along a series of extreme manoeuvres and high-speed launches that culminates in a spiralling 360-degree inversion, inches above the lagoon.

As part of original content created exclusively for this new ride, the film’s original cast– Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong –reprise their roles as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing and Dr. Henry Wu.  True to their characters in the blockbuster films, Claire and Dr. Wu convey their enthusiasm in bringing guests within close proximity of Velociraptors as part of the coaster, while Owen believes otherwise.


“Jurassic World – The Ride”

Guests can also enjoy epic thrills at Universal Studios Hollywood in “Jurassic World – The Ride” where they will encounter the all-new Indominus rex, who stakes her claim at the ride’s finale in a battle with her arch-rival, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Spanning nearly 55 feet horizontally from head to tail and over 22 feet vertically, the Indominus’ imposing presence will be amplified by the fluidity of her motions and synchronized movements. From the subtle blinking of her eyes, the flexing of her arms and claws and clenching of her jaw as she bears her razor-sharp teeth, the Indominus rex will lunge from her hillside setting, stalking guests just before they descend the giant waterfall drop to escape her grasp.


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