ORLANDO, Fla. – Universal Orlando Resort has opened its newest attraction, the Jurassic World Velocicoaster.
Thrill-seekers will have the opportunity to soar 155 feet in the air and catapult up to 70 mph alongside a ferocious Velociraptor pack.
The attraction, located at the Islands of Adventure theme park, is Florida’s fastest and tallest launch coaster.
For Universal fans, getting to the attraction’s big opening day has felt like a million years in the making.
Research and development of the coaster has taken about four years, but overall construction took a little more than two years.
“This coaster was just a squiggle on a piece of paper,” said Shelby Honea, show producer for Universal Creative. “We wanted to make sure this was a thrill coaster. We wanted to make sure we were protecting the environment -- the lush growth we have here at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and of course, you have to have teeth at a Jurassic World attraction, which is a challenge on a 70-mile-per-hour coaster.”