After over two years of watching this attraction evolve from a freshly constructed hatchling to a towering, breathtaking beast, the day has finally come for the OI team to take on one of the most highly anticipated rides Universal Orlando has ever cooked up – Jurassic World VelociCoaster.
Our expectations were high – as in, 155-foot top-hat high – and, somehow, they were still exceeded by the ferociously fast launches and unreal amounts of airtime we experienced. It’s safe to say we felt the rush of the hunt… and then some! But, before we flesh out all of the most thrilling details of our wild ride, let’s start with an element of the attraction that we were greatly impressed by first: the queue.
Every square inch is being put to use in the footprint for Silverwood Theme Park’s new roller coaster.
“It’s tight,” said Jordan Carter, Silverwood’s director of marketing, standing last week on a slab of concrete where parkgoers will line up for “Stunt Pilot,” the park’s first new coaster in 13 years. He motioned a few feet away to a single rail of steel jutting upward to what will be a 100-foot plummet, which will be separated from those on the ground by fencing. “This right here, this is our first drop. You can reach out and pretty much almost grab this.”