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UPDATE: Mesh Added to Safety Cage at Jurassic World VelociCoaster Bridge in Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Earlier this week we reported a new cage structure was added to the still-closed bridge that would allow guests to bypass Hogsmeade to get to the Velocicoaster. The cage was added as a safety feature for guests below the coaster. Today we spotted another update to the cage. Let’s take a look.

VelociCoaster cage at Universal's Islands of Adventure

A mesh covering has been added to the roof of the cage to prevent potential loose objects from falling off of riders on the coaster and landing on guests passing by below. Guests riding the coaster are required to store all loose items in a locker before riding and must pass through a metal detector.

VelociCoaster cage at Universal's Islands of Adventure
VelociCoaster cage at Universal's Islands of Adventure
VelociCoaster cage at Universal's Islands of Adventure

In the next few photos, you can see just how close the new cage is to riders as they zoom by.

VelociCoaster cage at Universal's Islands of Adventure

Guests on the ride will certainly want to be extra careful with putting their arms and hands up as they pass by this section of the coaster.

VelociCoaster cage at Universal's Islands of Adventure
VelociCoaster cage at Universal's Islands of Adventure

We will continue to keep an eye on this area for further developments.

VelociCoaster cage at Universal's Islands of Adventure

What do you think of this new safety feature added? Let us know in the comments.

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Pete
Pete
2 months ago

Glad they put up something besides a cage.

Stacy dean
Stacy dean
2 months ago

We should be cautious of putting our hands up?? Then is it safe? Maybe they should take a look again at the cage and maybe make it smaller so that people’s arms don’t hit it. I understand the purpose but realistically, the ride is awesome and goes so fast, how would one know to put your hands down and when? I love to put my hands up on this ride.

Shabouka
Shabouka
2 months ago

OMG, this is just fascinating.

Cat
Cat
2 months ago

What about people throwing things at coaster riders. Didn’t I hear that some one threw ice on them?

Jejsj
Jejsj
2 months ago

Wow

James Papp
James Papp
2 months ago

It’s sad that there are people or “idiots” who were actually throwing ice at the riders. That’s the main reason, for the cage, from what I read. I’d ban those people from coming in.

Tom Corless
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  James Papp

The ice isn’t related, the bridge never opened even before that.

Bri
Bri
2 months ago

That’s not why they put the cage up. At least it’s not the only reason. People on the ground were throwing popcorn and ice at the people on the ride as they went by. It’s more for the safety of the riders, not the people on the ground.

Tom Corless
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Bri

The items weren’t throw up into the air, that was a different section where you could do that.