Jurassic World VelociCoaster has begun technical rehearsals with the general public, better known as “Soft Opening”.
For those unfamiliar, a “Soft Opening” is essentially a technical rehearsal of a new attraction or a final release candidate test for the ride. All the major components are installed and operational but some tweaks, changes, and updates will occur prior to the grand opening.
“Soft Openings” are never promised. There is no guarantee the ride will be opening. The ride might only open for a period of time, all day, or not at all depending on any issues or changes. There is no set schedule or guarantee it will be open until it’s officially Grand Opened, which is set for June 10.
Annual Passholders and select members of the media were among the first to experience the new attraction last weekend. You can read all about our thoughts on the VelociCoaster in our REVIEW.
The coaster catapults guests up to 70 mph and more than 150 feet in the air. The vehicle was designed for speed and engineered “for the hunt”, the coaster’s revolutionary ride vehicle will send riders twisting and soaring across 4,700 feet of track as they encounter near-misses, launches, 12 heart-pounding seconds of airtime, and more – with just a lap bar restraint holding them in place.
Stay tuned to Inside Universal for all the latest on the new coaster and other news around the Universal Parks & Resorts.