Statue of four Velociraptors inside the queue for Jurassic World VelociCoaster

Jurassic World VelociCoaster Reopens After Unexpected Multi-Day Closure

Katie Francis

After a reported technical issue over the weekend and several days of unplanned downtime, the Jurassic World VelociCoaster is up and running again at Universal Islands of Adventure.

Jurassic World VelociCoaster Reopens

Statue of four Velociraptors inside the queue for Jurassic World VelociCoaster

Testing started yesterday, February 7, as Universal Orlando Resort attempted to resolve the issue, which sources say was a technical problem. Ride vehicles were cycling in the afternoon, some with water dummies (a plastic container, often torso-shaped, filled with water to simulate a human), but the attraction did not reopen after testing.

Now, the attraction is operational again. No official statement addressing the downtime has been given. At the time of publication, there was a 45 minute wait for the ride.

Did the VelociCoaster’s downtime affect your visit? Let us know in the comments.

Jurassic World VelociCoaster

The Jurassic World VelociCoaster opened at Universal Islands of Adventure on June 10, 2021. It’s an Intamin launch coaster with speeds up to 70 mph, a 155-foot drop, and a heartline roll (often called the “Mosasaurus Roll”) over the lagoon.

While located in Jurassic Park, the ride is part of the Jurassic World subfranchise and features characters from the series, including Chris Pratt as Owen Grady and Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing. The four Velociraptors from the first “Jurassic World” film—Blue, Delta, Echo, and Charlie—are also featured.

The setting offers a semi-meta setup, wherein the VelociCoaster is poised as an actual attraction at the in-universe Jurassic World theme park. Pratt’s Grady is trying to argue against the concept, insisting that letting guests ride through the raptor pen will end badly.

We reviewed the experience, and were able to do a facilities tour, which can be viewed below.

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