Happy 2nd birthday to Universal's Jurassic World VelociCoaster

June 10, 2023, 1:15 PM · Happy birthday today to the world's most expensive churro stand - Jurassic World VelociCoaster at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure.

Dismissed as a "just a churro stand" by Universal for months while under construction, Jurassic World VelociCoaster opened officially on June 10, 2021. The Intamin launch coaster that year claimed the top spot in our Best Roller Coaster rankings, a position it has held ever since.

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Replies (4)

June 10, 2023 at 6:46 PM

Definitely on my bucket list. Maybe this autumn when it won't be quite as hot in Orlando. With airfares having gone way up, Orlando is one of the few destinations which can be accessed relatively inexpensively.

June 11, 2023 at 10:30 AM

Haha coolest, baddest churro stand ever. What is especially great about this ride is Universal didnt replace anything major to add it. I never got to experience Triceratops encounter but it always seemed to be down when i visited.

The ride itself is, well fast and furious. Theming is solid in the queue and the elements in the ride. An absolute winner!

June 12, 2023 at 5:12 PM

Great ride….and I’ll tell you one thing we won’t be celebrating any birthday’s for is that new Little Mermaid movie !

June 16, 2023 at 2:01 PM

Very intense ride and filled in that area nicely. I hope they convert the River Adventure to Jurassic World soon. that ride needs some TLC.

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