Good news always comes in pairs29 April 2021
/ While Universal Studios Hollywood is re-opening this month after a year long closure, Universal Orlando Resort, which is already operational, announces the opening date for the tallest and fastest launch coaster in Florida /
On June 10, Universal Orlando Resort is going to open its much anticipated newest attraction, Jurassic World VelociCoaster – Florida’s fastest and tallest launch coaster, located at the Islands of Adventure theme park. Manufactured by Intamin Rides and conceived and designed by the award-winning Universal Creative team in partnership with acclaimed filmmakers from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, the rollercoaster will “bring to life a new Jurassic World story that combines the epic thrills and popular characters from the blockbuster film franchise with jaw-dropping roller coaster maneuvers.”
After boarding ride vehicles that have been specially designed with just a lap bar restraint to intensify the thrills, guests take off on the coaster experience. Along the over 1,430m track, they’ll encounter near-misses, a barrel roll right above the Islands of Adventure lagoon, 2 high-speed launches – the fastest reaching 112kmph in 2.4 seconds – and the signature Top Hat, which propels riders 47m in the air and then immediately into an 80-degree drop – Universal’s steepest drop yet.
Good news comes also from the other Universal Resort in the USA, Universal Studios Hollywood: after a year-long coronavirus closure, the theme park reopens to the general public on April 16 with a special park preview for annual and season pass members starting on April 15.
“We are incredibly thrilled to finally be able to open Universal Studios Hollywood, return team members to work and welcome guests back to enjoy our amazing rides,” said Karen Irwin, President & COO, Universal Studios Hollywood. “It has been a very challenging year and we are overjoyed to have arrived at this moment.”
In compliance with current California government guidelines, only California residents will be able to visit the park at this time and health & safety protocols will be in place, involving temperature checks for all guests upon arrival to the park; face coverings required…
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