Feel the rush of the hunt as you race through the jungle alongside Velociraptors. It’s the Jurassic World VelociCoaster, the apex predator of roller coasters. Opening June 10 at Universal Orlando Resort.
The coaster, which has been under construction at Universal’s Islands of Adventure for some time, will feature more than 4,700 feet of track, with riders reaching speeds of up to 70 mph. Universal is calling it a “new species of roller coaster” that will feature “a series of intense maneuvers.”
Among those intense maneuvers are a 360-degree barrel roll about the Islands of Adventure lagoon and a zero-gravity inverted stall that will send riders upside down across 100 feet of track. The VelociCoaster will also feature a “top hat” that will propel riders 155 feet into the air before they plunge into an 80-degree drop.
The VelociCoaster is the first coaster based on the Jurassic World franchise, Universal said in a news release, and will feature an original story. Characters from the film such as Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) will make an appearance.
Jurassic World VelociCoaster will be the newest addition to the Jurassic Park area of Islands of Adventure, which currently features a raptor encounter and the Jurassic Park River Adventure.