A new ride inspired by the Jurassic World films is coming to Universal Orlando Resort in time for next summer.

It looks as if the 155-foot-tall ride is going to be pretty gnarly, too.

The ride is called the Jurassic World: VelociCoaster and has been described by the park as ‘a new species of roller coaster‘.

Jurassic World Velocicoaster is literally insane
Jurassic World Velocicoaster is literally insane

Thrill seekers boarding the ride will whizz through rocks, waterfalls, and – of course – a ridiculously elaborate velociraptor enclosure.

There will obviously be inversions and loop-de-loops, coupled with extremely high speeds. Basically, everything you’d expect from the modern theme park thrill ride.

The ride also has two launch points, one of which takes passengers up through that aforementioned 155 feet to peer down across the lagoon, near the entrance to the Jurassic World section of the park.

All Jurassic Park movies will be available on Netflix UK starting July 1st
All Jurassic Park movies will be available on Netflix UK starting July 1st

The trailer for the ride, which can be watched at the top of this article, also confirms that the ride will feature some of the better-known dinosaurs and human characters that have featured in all of the movies to date.

The story of the ride – because apparently rides now have to have a story rather than just being terrifying – tells of Blue, Chris Pratt’s beloved velociraptor from the first film, as well as sequel Fallen Kingdom.

Bryce Dallas Howard’s character Claire Dearing, Pratt’s Owen Grady and BD Wong’s Dr Henry Wu all feature throughout the narrative of the white-knuckle contraption.

Jurassic World Velocicoaster is literally insane
Jurassic World Velocicoaster is literally insane

The VelociCoaster has been developed by the Universal Creative team working alongside the folks from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment.

Incidentally, those last two companies are currently hard at work creating the next film in the franchise, too.

Jurassic World: Dominion is set to star returning characters from yesteryear – played by original actors Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill and Laura Dern.

It’ll be the first time that crew have all featured together in the franchise since 1993.

Exciting stuff.

In the meantime, check out the trailer for the new roller coaster, and start saving up your cash to pay for a trip to Florida next year – or whenever we’re next allowed.

The Jurassic World: VelociCoaster is scheduled to open in summer 2021 at Universal Orlando Resort’s Islands of Adventure.

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