Universal Orlando Announces VelociCoaster Opening Date

April 6, 2021, 10:46 AM · Universal Orlando fans finally have the date they have been waiting for. The resort announced this morning that the Jurassic World VelociCoaster will open officially on June 10.

The new Intamin coaster in Islands of Adventure will feature two launches — with one reaching 70 mph in 2.4 seconds — on a track of more than 4,700 feet, with a top height of 155 feet, making it Florida's tallest and fastest launch coaster, according to the resort. That 155-foot Top Hat feature will be joined by a 360-degree barrel roll above the Islands of Adventure lagoon and a zero-gravity inverted stall.

The original cast from the movies – Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and BD Wong – reprise their roles as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing, and Dr. Henry Wu in the preshow and the ride, which sends visitors through the raptor paddock and beyond with the Jurassic World velociraptor pack: Blue, Charlie, Delta, and Echo.

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Replies (9)

April 6, 2021 at 10:50 AM

The deadline for all American adults to be eligible for the Covid vaccine is May 1. With three weeks to do both doses of the Pfizer vaccine and four for the Moderna - and full immunity kicking in two weeks after the final dose, by my math, that gets us to... the weekend of June 12.

Just saying, in case anyone might want to know why Universal might be kicking off its big new attraction that weekend.

April 6, 2021 at 11:30 AM

Actually, just announced President Biden is hoping to advance that deadline to April 19 so the window seems better.

April 6, 2021 at 11:45 AM

Soft openings! (LOL)

April 6, 2021 at 2:23 PM

Hell yeah Robert, that’s what I was thinking!

April 6, 2021 at 3:50 PM

THE #1 attraction of the decade, until Epic Universe opens in 2025!

April 6, 2021 at 7:54 PM

I'm actually a little surprised they didn't wait until after spring break was over to announce the date, but the June date is in the window I was expecting. Now I'm just waiting on Iron Gwazi...

April 7, 2021 at 2:21 PM

Very exciting news! Now if Disney would follow suit and get their two coasters under construction completed!

April 7, 2021 at 7:20 PM

This all makes perfect sense -- though I do know several people who are vaccinated against other thing, but refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Also, I know I just commented on one of your articles on another site. I promise I'm not stalking you, Robert -- I just have a Disney news RSS feed that this site and some of your other articles pop up on.

April 8, 2021 at 9:42 AM

Launches and barrel rolls are cool, but I'm more interested in the theming elements. I hope this coaster will have great AAs and sets, instead of flashing us past screens.

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