Universal Orlando fans got their first full view of the ride vehicles for the Jurassic World VelociCoaster coming to Islands of Adventure.
While guests have seen the trains being tested during park hours in recent months, the vehicles have always been covered in some fashion. The full came in a video released Friday morning:
Coaster enthusiasts are sure to notice one element of the new trains: no over-the-shoulder restraints. All the better for experiencing the coaster’s reported 12 seconds of total airtime.
“Designed for speed and engineered for the hunt, the coaster’s revolutionary ride vehicle will send riders twisting and soaring across 4,700 feet of track as they encounter near-misses, launches, 12 heart-pounding seconds of airtime and more – with just a lap bar restraint holding them in place. Click here for an up-close look at the vehicle,” Universal said in a press release.
VelociCoaster will feature two launches in total, including one hitting 70 miles per hour in 2.4 seconds. Other elements include a top height of 155 feet, a 80-degree drop, a 360-degree barrel roll over the park’s lagoon and a zero-gravity inverted stall.
The coaster, scheduled to open in summer 2021, was manufactured by Intamin, the same coaster firm behind Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.
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