Theme park presidents used words like "arbitrary" and "unachievable" to describe California's guidelines that would allow parks to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The release comes after a month of verbal sparring between Disney, the theme park industry and Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Universal didn't specify the number of workers losing their jobs, but did say the cuts did not involve hourly employees.
The park will close on Nov. 2 and reopen on or before March 1.
The ride will include two launches, the fastest hitting 70 mph in 2.4 seconds.
The coaster has been under construction in full view of guests for more than a year.
The two houses will again be open Sept. 26-27 and then from Oct. 3 through Nov. 1.