Universal Orlando Resort shares name and timeline for new Jurassic Park ride

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Universal Orlando Resort on Sept. 25 shared details about its future Jurassic Park roller coaster, which is under construction in the Islands of Adventure theme park — it will be named the Jurassic World VelociCoaster and will debut next summer.

Here’s what Universal Orlando Resort, which is owned and operated by Philadelphia-based cable giant Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA), has on its website:

Step into Jurassic Park and stand in awe and wonder at a land transformed by science after 65 million years. But don’t be deceived by the island’s beauty because danger lurks behind every corner. Only here can you live the adventure of coming face to face with giant creatures of the Earth’s past, encounter raptors roaming every day, or take a daring raft expedition through jungles teeming with dinosaurs. For those brave enough to visit the raptor paddock, you may be able to carefully approach one of these deadly predators. Then feel the rush of the hunt as you race through the jungle alongside raptors on the Jurassic World VelociCoaster, a new species of roller coaster coming Summer 2021.

—  Universal Orlando Resort

Click here to read Richard Bilbao’s story on the Orlando Business Journal’s website.