After months of watching the roller coaster evolve before our very eyes at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal Orlando has confirmed the name and opening date of the upcoming Jurassic World VelociCoaster, which is scheduled to open in Summer 2021.
“Step into Jurassic Park and stand in awe and wonder at a land transformed by science after 65 million years. But don’t be deceived by the island’s beauty because danger lurks behind every corner. Only here can you live the adventure of coming face to face with giant creatures of the Earth’s past, encounter raptors roaming every day, or take a daring raft expedition through jungles teeming with dinosaurs. For those brave enough to visit the raptor paddock, you may be able to carefully approach one of these deadly predators. Then feel the rush of the hunt as you race through the jungle alongside raptors on the Jurassic World VelociCoaster, a new species of roller coaster coming Summer 2021.”
So far, we’ve seen raptors arrive at the coaster site, as well as InGen themed ride vehicles, already testing along the track. While the VelociCoaster name has been known for a while now thanks to a patent filing, it wasn’t known whether it was merely a project name or the actual name of the coaster. Now we have confirmation of the name, as well as its proper stylization. No mention was made as to whether the entirety of the Jurassic Park land would be transitioning to an overall Jurassic World theme.