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Florida's Fastest and Tallest Roller Coaster Just Opened at Universal Studios Florida

Theme Parks News
by Olivia Harden Jun 11, 2021

If you’re looking for something to get your blood pumping, what better way than to be chased by a group of velociraptors on Universal Orlando Resort’s new ride Jurassic World VelociCoaster?

Opened on June 10, 2021, the roller coaster is Florida’s fastest and tallest; guests will experience 4,700 feet of track full of twists and turns, high speeds reaching 70 mph, and what is known as the “Top Hat,” a section of the track that climbs 155 feet in the air and then immediately drops at an 80-degree angle — Universal’s steepest drop to date, according to the press release.

“What makes this ride special is its design. Your chair is slightly tilted back, and your feet don’t quite reach the floor because of it. There’s a certain vulnerability in this. That feeling extends into the layout of the ride. Throughout the experience, you never really see what’s coming next, try as you might,” Thrillist explained.

Throughout the ride, guests can expect to hear the screams of velociraptors waiting to be released from their cages and be chased by famous Jurassic World dinosaurs Blue, Delta, Charlie, and Echo.

Universal Orlando no longer requires fully vaccinated people to wear face masks. Guests who aren’t fully vaccinated are required to wear face coverings while indoors. Proof of vaccination is not required to enter the park.

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