Universal Orlando Confirms Jurassic World VelociCoaster

September 25, 2020, 5:12 PM · Well, at least they're finally now admitting it. A webpage on Universal Orlando's website is confirmed that big new roller coaster construction project on the Jurassic Park shores of the Islands of Adventure lagoon is, in fact, the new, officially named Jurassic World VelociCoaster.

And it's opening next summer.

"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," the page said. We are awaiting a press release, or official blog or social media post with more information about the ride, whose construction fans have been watching for more than a year now.

VelociCoaster

Although track work is complete on the new coaster, it's expected that much of the exposed track will be obscured by intricate rockwork yet to be built, as Universal creates another immersive environment for its latest narrative-driven thrill ride.

Update: And now the page is down. Take from that what you will.

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Replies (21)

September 25, 2020 at 5:19 PM

What? Universal is building a new coaster at Islands of Adventure? Why...I had no idea!

September 25, 2020 at 5:23 PM

Well this sprung up from nowhere!!

September 25, 2020 at 5:28 PM

WOOHOO!

September 25, 2020 at 5:45 PM

I thought is was an Osprey sanctuary.
But seriously this thing looks amazing.

September 25, 2020 at 6:46 PM

RN: "Well, at least they're finally now admitting it."

Me: My God you sound exhausted.

September 25, 2020 at 6:50 PM

This has the potential to be a CLASSIC TPI thread.

Related: I heard they might start building attractions based on those Henry Potter books.

September 25, 2020 at 7:18 PM

Wow this is great. I cant express my emotions about how much happy I am.

September 25, 2020 at 7:21 PM

@TH Nah, I can’t see that happening. What kind of attractions would they even build?

September 25, 2020 at 7:37 PM

So, if they’re calling it Jurassic World and not Park, then I guess that means the rest of the land will get a makeover like Hollywood did?

September 25, 2020 at 9:23 PM

"So, if they’re calling it Jurassic World and not Park, then I guess that means the rest of the land will get a makeover like Hollywood did?"

I think we all knew a River Adventure re-theme was coming, but seeing that it's the only adult ride in the land, it would be hard to shut it down without something else to distract everyone. JP land would literally have nothing to offer for the year it will take to make the change.

September 25, 2020 at 9:26 PM

Well, this just increased the odds of me upgrading my ticket to an AP when I visit next month. Hopefully summer means Memorial Day because June is probably the latest in 2021 I can make a return trip.

September 25, 2020 at 9:44 PM

I still like hearing the word VelociCoaster more than I like reading it. I like reading it even less with the capital "C". Apparently Universal Creative consulted a Silicon Valley tech company on how they should spell it.

September 25, 2020 at 10:09 PM

Related: I heard they might start building attractions based on those Howard Potter books.

September 25, 2020 at 10:23 PM

In other top-secret news, rumors Universal might be considering some small property expansion sometime in the next couple of years but no one is sure what it could possibly be....

September 26, 2020 at 5:22 AM

>> Apparently Universal Creative consulted a Silicon Valley tech company on how they should spell it.

Then it would have been called the iCoaster

September 26, 2020 at 10:05 AM

I have to admit I'm kind of disappointed it doesn't have a ridiculously long name wouldn't it be great if it was named Jurassic World's VelociCoaster the Adventure of Blue at Isla Nublar..lol

September 26, 2020 at 12:19 PM

Newsflash: Rumors surface that a certain red capped moustache plumber and his tall slender green capped sidekick are coming to Universal studios ??

September 26, 2020 at 12:51 PM

@NCPete- Yeah I'll have to agree with you on that one. The ride itself looks amazing and will definitely add to the skyline of the park when looking across the lake, but the letter C is throwing me off. As much as I hate the name of Incredicoaster, it would look more off by saying "IncrediCoaster". Hope this trend of adding "Coaster" will stop soon.

September 26, 2020 at 2:27 PM

Wait wait wait, Universal has a park in Florida too?!?!?


Seriously though I was there this week and they had a train on the track with the clearance testing bars on and the train covering said InGen and it made my heart happy. We made sure to get a ride on River Adventure too because I'm certain they're going to shut it down after next Summer and once VelociCoaster is fully operational to refurb with the World overlay. We won't be back until HHN next year so it was probably our last ever ride on JPRA.

On the coaster layout itself, that ain't no GP ride. This is going to be the most intense coaster in Orlando and I can't wait to ride it next year on our HHN trip!

September 26, 2020 at 3:48 PM

TPI poll: Who will be at the opening of Universal's Holly Peterson's Magical Creatures Water Adventure at Volcano Bay?

September 26, 2020 at 5:38 PM

*raises hand

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