Jurassic World VelociCoaster Opens at Universal’s Islands of Adventure Theme Park


The Jurassic World VelociCoaster is now open to guests of Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida. The highly anticipated roller coaster ride reached a maximum wait time of 240 minutes on opening day. Reviews have been excellent with riders coming off totally shocked and impressed with the new attraction. Attendees even received a free churro! Ride operations and the overall organization of the event were very impressive.

Guests Can Now Brave the All-New Species of Roller Coaster, Inspired by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Jurassic World” Films, at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Jurassic World VelociCoaster is now open at Universal Orlando Resort’s Islands of Adventure theme park – unleashing Florida’s fastest, tallest, and most intense launch coaster ever created, catapulting riders 155 feet into the air at extreme speeds up to 70 mph while racing alongside a ferocious Velociraptor pack, inspired by the blockbuster “Jurassic World” films.

Jurassic World VelociCoaster is an astounding thrill ride that propels guests into an immersive dinosaur habitat and on a breathtaking adventure complete with 360-degree inversions and a dynamic inverted stall that alone spans more than 100 feet of track. As guests plummet along a severe 80-degree drop and steep inclines, VelociCoaster lives up to its name, delivering an unparalleled roller coaster experience.

The Velocicoaster is an entirely different experience at night

A game-changer within the theme park industry and raising the bar as one of the most elaborate and ambitious roller coasters ever designed, Jurassic World VelociCoaster was conceived by the award-winning Universal Creative team in collaboration with the visionary filmmakers of the Jurassic World films, including Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow, and Frank Marshall. Its ingenuity redefines the roller coaster experience, and fans who were fortunate to preview the ride prior to its official opening praised it as “unmatched,” “a beast of a coaster,” “relentless” and “hands down, the best coaster ever.” Click here to see what people are saying about Jurassic World VelociCoaster.

Read our own technical review of the menacing ride here!

Featuring an original story starring the Velociraptor pack – Blue, Charlie, Delta and Echo, VelociCoaster will immerse guests within a genuine “Jurassic World” environment surrounded by 36,000 square feet of elaborate rockwork, a giant waterfall and lush jungle vegetation and catapulting them along 4,700 feet of pulse-pounding track, 155 feet in the air at 70 mph. The coaster dashes through the raptor paddock and hurtles at breakneck speeds, there is no turning back as guests are swept along a series of extreme maneuvers and high-speed launches that culminates in a spiraling 360-degree inversion, inches above the lagoon. Securely strapped into revolutionary-designed ride vehicles, VelociCoaster’s intensity will amplify a sense of weightlessness from start to finish.

As part of original content created exclusively for this groundbreaking new ride, the film’s original cast– Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong –reprise their roles as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing and Dr. Henry Wu.  True to their characters in the blockbuster films, Claire and Dr. Wu convey their enthusiasm in bringing guests within close proximity of Velociraptors as part of the coaster, while Owen believes otherwise.

Jurassic World VelociCoaster is the next exciting addition to Jurassic Park at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Only in this immersive land can visitors come face-to-face with life-sized dinosaurs in incredible theme park experiences, including Jurassic Park River Adventure, where a leisure raft ride turns into a daring eight-story plunge to escape a ferocious T. rex; and Raptor Encounter, where guests can test their bravery and get up-close to Velociraptor Blue and the newest additions to the paddock – ferocious Velociraptor Bravo and baby raptors, Sierra and Tango – while learning more about the clever carnivores. Guests can also enjoy epic thrills at Universal Studios Hollywood in “Jurassic World – The Ride” where they’ll encounter the all-new, extraordinarily realistic Indominus rex, who stakes her claim at the ride’s finale in a forceful battle with her arch-rival, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

For more information about Jurassic World VelociCoaster, visit And for a complete attraction guide, check out the official Discover Universal Blog.

For a technical review of the brand new VelociCoaster, watch below!

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