Jurassic World: VelociCoaster Update and Testing Footage – Early January, 2021
2021 has started and we’re excited for Universal Orlando Resort’s new Intamin coaster, the Jurassic World: VelociCoaster! Let’s take a look at the progress of the ride’s infrastructure, landscaping, entrance, etc. This update also includes more testing footage!
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We’ll start with a quick look around the ride. With the holiday crowds it’s been a few weeks since I visited for a major construction update!
When we take a look at the midway side of the ride (within Jurassic Park) we notice that Universal has been trucking along nicely when it comes to landscaping. The majority of the remaining construction walls have been removed and a plethora of trees, scrubs, and plants have been peppered around the ride’s show buildings and plot. It really makes for a gorgeous look! You can click on each image and swipe to take an up-close look.
New pavement between the Raptor Encounter attraction and the VelociCoaster “raptor enclosure” symbolize the connection between the two Jurassic World-themed attractions. Perhaps even the fact that the Raptor Encounter raptors come directly from the enclosure in which we find the coaster.
Below, check out a variety of aerial shots, provided by our friends at @bioreconstruct on Twitter. They have the best aerial shots from theme parks in Central Florida, give ’em a follow!
This is the last remaining construction wall on the midway side of the ride. The buildings are being covered up nicely by all the new landscaping.
Here’s a nice overview of the first half of the Jurassic World: VelociCoaster. The raptor with part of the plastic missing has been identified by fans as Blue from the popular film franchise.
From above the bridge clearly leads directly to the ride’s entrance.
Which can be admired here as well. At the bottom of the top hat (drop) there are glass panels (wrapped in blue plastic at this time).
This aerial shot also makes it clear that from the water front (view of barrel roll) there is another entrance/exit to the building.
Here’s another look at the bridge leading to the ride’s entrance. There’s quite some empty space on the Lost Continent side.
I walked on this new bridge a few months ago, but since then it’s still received a lot of work.
One final overall shot of the project!
Looking for a ton of new testing footage? Join us on the 2nd page of this report!