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Universal announces the opening date for Jurassic World VelociCoaster

ORLANDO, Fla. — Universal Orlando Resort announced the opening date for its newest thrill ride: Jurassic World VelociCoaster.

On Wednesday, the park said the roller coaster will open June 10. It will be Florida’s fastest and tallest launch coaster.

SEE: Universal announces new VelociCoaster ride

Universal said guests will “feel the rush of the hunt” as they “race through the jungle alongside velociraptors.”

The VelociCoaster will reach speeds of 70 mph and climb more than 150 feet in the air.

Universal said the VelociCoaster will raise the bar in extreme roller coaster design and become the ultimate experience for coaster enthusiasts and thrill-seekers.

SEE: Universal Orlando reveals Jurassic World VelociCoaster ride vehicle

Here are some of the features the new roller coaster will have:

  • More than 4,700 feet of track and heights of up to 155 feet in the air.
  • The coaster will speed through near-misses.
  • Have launches within the velociraptor paddock.
  • Accelerate through two launches, the fastest of which will reach 70 mph in 2.4 seconds.
  • Have a one-of-a-kind barrel roll directly above Islands of Adventure’s lagoon.
  • A zero-gravity inverted stall that will send riders upside down across 10 feet of track in a first-of-its-kind maneuver.
  • Include a 155-foot “top hat” that goes immediately into an 80-degree drop, the steepest at Universal.
  • Have 12 seconds of airtime and weightlessness throughout the adventure.

READ: New Jurassic Park roller coaster headed to Islands of Adventure, documents show

Take a look at the launch trailer below:

The ride will be located in the Jurassic Park section of Island of Adventure.

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Katlyn Brieskorn,

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.