Fiercely fast and intense25 June 2021
/ Jurassic World VelociCoaster opened at Universal Orlando Resort a few days ago and the excitement of the riders was off the charts /
A new fresh addition to Universal Orlando Resort’s Islands of Adventures theme park opened on June 10: it’s the highly-anticipated Jurassic World VelociCoaster, an exciting launched coaster by Intamin, billed as the tallest and fastest launch coaster in Florida, catapulting riders over 47m into the air at extreme speeds up to 113 kmph, while racing alongside a pack of fierce Velociraptors, inspired by the blockbuster ‘Jurassic World’ films.
Designed with thrill-seekers and Jurassic fans in mind by the Universal Creative team in collaboration with the filmmakers of the ‘Jurassic World’ films, the brand new rollercoaster features an original story allowing guests to get up close and personal with the dinosaurs. In the pre-show area of the ride, for example, guests not only can see the coaster twist and turn through windows, but they are welcomed by a statue of Blue, Delta, Charlie and Echo, the 4 raptors who were introduced in ‘Jurassic World’ before coming face-to-face (literally) with 2 of them in their ‘grooming stations’: the animatronic raptors are incredibly realistic, and their movements suggest they’re testing their restraints and trying to figure out a way to break free. Riders can even feel and smell their breath!
In order to immerse guests within a genuine ‘Jurassic World’ environment, the coaster is surrounded by 3,400sq.m of elaborate rockwork, a giant waterfall and lush jungle vegetation. The over 1,430m of pulse-pounding track include a steep 80-degree drop, 2 launches – first accelerating riders from 0-80kmph in 2 seconds, then boosting them from 64 to 113kmph in 2.4 seconds – and 4 inversions including an inverted stall of over 30m of linear track, as well as a spiraling 360-degree inversion (the so-called ‘barrel roll’), only centimeters above the lagoon.
In total the track crosses over and under…
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