A new roller coaster themed to the “Jurassic Park” franchise, the Jurassic Earth VelociCoaster, will open subsequent summer season at Universal Orlando Resort’s Islands of Journey park.
The coaster will be Florida’s swiftest and tallest launch coaster, Universal mentioned, sending riders much more than 150 feet in the air at up to 70 mph. It will also be the very first coaster centered on the franchise.
The VelociCoaster will have an original story, featuring the forged of the most modern films in the sequence: Chris Pratt as Owen Grady, Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing and BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wu. Jurassic World is unveiling the following evolution of its “carnivore enlargement,” and riders will go on a superior-pace hunt along with a velociraptor pack.
The coaster will have far more than 4,700 feet of observe. It will characteristic two launches, 1 that will attain 70 mph in 2.4 seconds a 360-degree barrel roll earlier mentioned the Islands of Adventure lagoon a “zero-gravity inverted stall,” sending riders upside-down across 100 feet of monitor, a “maneuver that is the to start with of its kind” Universal’s steepest fall nonetheless at 80 degrees and 12 seconds of airtime, when riders are lifted from their seats, in the course of the trip.
The new coaster joins quite a few other points of interest at Jurassic Park at Islands of Adventure: Jurassic Park: River Adventure, and Raptor Encounter.
Nevertheless, the pandemic may consider a bite out of long term points of interest: At minimum one particular qualified who provides parks with rides and sights has explained that parks, dealing with severe drops in attendance and earnings, might forego shopping for decisions in the upcoming yr or two.
The Jurassic Environment VelociCoaster was made by Common Innovative along with filmmakers from Common Photos and Amblin Amusement.