Universal’s Velocicoaster shows its teeth as construction walls come down

New roller-coaster set to open this summer

Jurassic World: Velocicoaster at Islands of Adventure
Jurassic World: Velocicoaster at Islands of Adventure (McReynolds)

ORLANDO, Fla – Universal Orlando officials brought down construction walls Tuesday on the new anticipated attraction, Jurassic World: Velocicoaster.

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Up until now, guests have been eagerly awaiting a chance to look beyond the paddock walls to see the twists and turns along with everything the coaster has to offer.

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Jurassic World Velocicoaster

In addition to the construction walls being brought down, the theme park also unveiled new merchandise in a number of its gift shops.

Products include a number of Velocicoaster themed t-shirts, pins, mugs, shot glasses and socks.

Can’t make it out to the theme parks for the merchandise? Click here to buy some on Universal’s online store.

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Jurassic World Velocicoaster Merchandise

The new coaster is scheduled to open this summer at Islands of Adventure.

Creators said the ride will feature a series of intense maneuvers including two pulse-pounding launches, one reaching 70 mph in 2.4 seconds. Riders will go airborne as they reach a 155 feet “top hat” element before falling into a thrilling drop.

News 6 recently flew over the attraction. Take a look below.

The attraction will also feature a one-of-a-kind, 360-degree barrel roll above the Islands of Adventure lagoon.

Officials said that fans will feel the rush of the hunt as they race alongside a pack of raptors through jungle-like terrain.

On Friday, Universal Orlando posted a new photo showing showing a recently installed entrance sign for the coaster.

Just last month, Universal fans began to see new dinosaur statues being installed around the new attraction triggering the excitement.

Officials have been testing the coaster on a more consistent basis during park hours.

Universal has not announced an official opening date but one is expected soon.

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Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.