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Universal Studios’ New ‘Jurassic World’ Roller Coaster Looks Amazing

Universal Studios’ New ‘Jurassic World’ Roller Coaster Looks Amazing

The ride looks pretty dino-mite to us

Imogen Mellor

Imogen Mellor

Adrenaline junkies and film buffs can finally agree on one thing, a Jurassic World roller coaster is a good idea, right? Universal Studios has unveiled the new ride that's being built in the Jurassic World area of its park. Titled the VelociCoaster, we're not giving out prizes for guessing what dinosaur the ride is centred around.

This ride looks pretty fossil-nating if you ask us - Universal even says it's a "new breed" of roller coaster. From the way the trailer of the ride shows off the new attraction, it looks like passengers will be taken on an intense journey along with Velociraptors as they stalk through the jungle. If you've ever wanted to ride a dinosaur, this probably the closest you're going to get.

The trailer on YouTube gives us a few more details about what the actual ride, including "two intense launches" and four inversions. It's a roller coaster so we're sure it has its ups and downs too.

Further details reveal that once completed, the VelociCoaster will be Florida's tallest and fastest launch coaster, reaching speeds of 70 miles per hour in 2.4 seconds and an almighty height of 150 feet. Those sorts of numbers just fill us with terror(dactyl).

Not only will the ride feature the favourite velociraptors of Jurassic World, but it will also feature some of the big Hollywood names of the films, from Chris Pratt as dino keeper Owen Grady to Bryce Dallas Howard as park manager Claire Dearing.

Both Pratt and Howard are set to reprise these roles in the third Jurassic World film, Dominion which will be out (hopefully) in June 2021.

If you're interested in giving the coaster a try the Jurrasic World VelociCoaster will be coming to Universal's Islands of Adventure in Summer 2021, and don't worry, we'll have more dinosaur terrible puns and jokes ready for you by the time it opens.

Featured Image Credit: Universal Studios