Universal Orlando releases new details on Jurassic World VelociCoaster

ORLANDO, Fla. — With less than two months before its debut, Universal Orlando Resort is sharing new details about its Jurassic World VelociCoaster.

The theme park said from the moment guests enter the attraction at Islands of Adventure, riders will be confronted by velociraptors from the “Jurassic World” films, including fan-favorite Blue, along with Charlie, Delta and Echo.

READ: Universal announces the opening date for Jurassic World VelociCoaster

Guests will be able to peer into the Raptor paddock while they’re in line and watch the hunt they are about to embark on unfold before their eyes.

Once on board, park officials said riders can expect a series of near-misses and maneuvers, including two high-speed launches — the fastest reaching 70 mph in 2.4 seconds — a total of 12 seconds of weightlessness, a barrel roll inches above the Islands of Adventure Lagoon, and the signature “Top Hat,” which will send riders 155 feet in the air and then immediately into an 80-degree drop.

SEE: Universal announces new VelociCoaster ride

The ride is set to open June 10.

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.