A ‘Jurassic World’ roller coaster is coming to Universal Orlando next summer. Here’s how it will look.

Universal Orlando Resorts released concept art for its upcoming Jurassic World VelociCoaster on Monday. Universal Orlando Resort
  • The Jurassic World VelociCoaster is coming to Universal Orlando Resorts in Florida summer 2021.
  • It’s the first roller coaster themed around the “Jurassic World” franchise.
  • The attraction will send riders up to 155 feet in the air before plunging them into an 80-degree drop.
  • The ride will follow a new story that expands upon the films while including cast members Chris Pratt, BD Wong, and Bryce Dallas Howard reprising their franchise roles.
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A “Jurassic World” roller coaster is opening at Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida, next summer.

The Jurassic World VelociCoaster will send fans up to 155 feet into the air while going up to 70 mph.

While it was officially announced Monday, Universal Orlando Resorts has quietly been working on the coaster for well over a year now at its Islands of Adventure theme park. Anyone who has been in attendance at the park could easily view construction on the new attraction.

The coaster, which is the first based on the franchise, will tell an original story within the universe. Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and BD Wong will reprise their roles as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing, and Dr. Henry Wu, respectively.

Riders will go on a chase while racing alongside a pack of Velociraptors.

It will be located right in the centre of the park

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The Jurassic World VelociCoaster will be front and centre at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Universal Orlando Resorts

If you’re familiar with Islands of Adventure, the ride will be at the centre of the park. When you walk in through the park’s main entrance, you’ll be able to see it right across the park’s lagoon.

It should make for a great view at night as well. Here’s concept art of how Universal Orlando Resorts imagines it will look:

Jurassic world velocicoaster night
Here’s how the Jurassic World VelociCoaster will span across Island of Adventure. Universal Orlando Resort

It will have the steepest drop yet on a Universal coaster

The coaster will have two launches, the fastest will send riders flying at up to 70 mph in 2.4 seconds. You’ll be catapulted up to 155 feet in the air before dropping at 80 degrees. That’s the steepest drop yet on a Universal coaster.

You won’t just be sitting upright. In addition, you’ll get extra close to the Islands of Adventure lagoon as the coaster does a 360-degree barrel roll just inches above the water.

Universal Resorts also says fans will experience a “zero-gravity inverted stall” which will send riders upside down across 100 feet of track.

There is no specific opening date yet for the Jurassic World VelociCoaster. It will open in the summer of 2021.