Universal Orlando Resort has revealed its new Jurassic World VelociCoaster will debut the summer of next year.
Designed by the Universal Creative team in partnership with filmmakers from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, the roller coaster boasts a series of intense launches and drops that will send guests catapulting up to 70 mph and more than 150 feet in the air.
Opening at Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park, Jurassic World VelociCoaster will be the first coaster based on the blockbuster franchise, and will feature an original story that expands upon the world fans have seen on the big screen. The original cast of the films will be seen along the journey, including Chris Pratt as Owen Grady, Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing and BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wu.
Spanning more than 4,700 feet of track and reaching heights of up to 155 feet, it will become Florida’s fastest and tallest launch coaster.
The coaster’s signature maneuvers will have riders twisting and soaring above land, barrel rolling just inches above water, speeding through near-misses and launches within the paddock. They'll accelerate through two pulse-pounding launches, the fastest reaching 70 mph in 2.4 seconds; encounter 360-degree barrel roll right above the Islands of Adventure lagoon; experience a zero-gravity inverted stall that will send riders upside down across 100 feet of track, a first of its kind; and go airborne during the towering “Top Hat,” which propels riders 155 feet in the air and then immediately into an 80 degree drop – Universal’s steepest drop yet.
More details about the coaster will be revealed in the months ahead.