UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT TAKES GUESTS ON A THRILLING BEHIND-THE-SCENES JOURNEY INTO THE CREATION OF ITS MOST AMBITIOUS ROLLER COASTER IN “THE MAKING OF JURASSIC WORLD VELOCICOASTER” SPECIAL, STREAMING NOW EXCLUSIVELY ON PEACOCK
Hosted by Mario Lopez, This Dynamic New Special Offers an Unprecedented Look into the Development of Florida’s Fastest, Tallest and Most Intense Launch Coaster, Inspired by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Jurassic World” Films
Orlando, Fla. (December 2, 2021) – Following the colossal success of Universal Orlando’s most ambitious roller coaster, Jurassic World VelociCoaster, viewers will get a compelling look at its creation with the debut of “The Making of Jurassic World VelociCoaster” special – streaming now exclusively on Peacock and narrated by TV personality and Universal theme park fan, Mario Lopez.
The special provides viewers with an intriguing glimpse into the three-year development of the apex predator of roller coasters – highlighting everything from its bold vision and immersive theming to the intense coaster maneuvers that continue to captivate riders. They’ll also gain insight into what it took to create the ultimate thrill ride from Universal Creative’s award-winning visionary team – including Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative and Vice Chairman of Universal Parks & Resorts, Thierry Coup, Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer of Universal Creative, and project leads, Shelby Honea (Show Producer) and Greg Hall (Art Director) – along with Jurassic World filmmakers, Colin Trevorrow (Director) and Frank Marshall (Producer).
Praised by fans as “unmatched,” “a beast of a coaster,” “relentless” and “hands down, the best coaster ever,” Jurassic World VelociCoaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure is a gamechanger within the theme park industry – raising the bar as one of the most elaborate and extreme roller coasters ever designed. Starring the film’s original cast – Chris Pratt as Owen Grady, Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing and BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wu, the astounding thrill ride propels guests into an immersive dinosaur habitat where they hurtle at breakneck speeds alongside the Velociraptor pack, Blue, Charlie, Delta and Echo. VelociCoaster lives up to its name by delivering an unparalleled roller coaster experience where guests are catapulted along 4,700 feet of track, 155 feet in the air at 70 mph, through a series of high-speed launches and more – all culminating in a spiraling 360-degree inversion inches above the lagoon.
For more information about Jurassic World VelociCoaster, visit www.universalorlando.com.
Let Yourself Woah at Universal Orlando Resort
When you’re ready to Let Yourself Woah, the place to go is Universal Orlando Resort.
For more than 30 years, Universal Orlando has immersed guests in amazing “woah” moments that free them from the stress of their worlds. Across the award-winning destination, they can let go and live in the moment with those they care about most as they embark on incredible theme park adventures, like causing mischief with the Minions from Illumination’s “Despicable Me,” coming face-to-face with ferocious dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, walking the corridors of Hogwarts castle in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and so much more.
Universal Orlando is home to three epic theme parks that feature some of the world’s most exciting and innovative experiences, including Universal’s Islands of Adventure – named the #1 Amusement Park in the World for five years in a row by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice; Universal Studios Florida – home to the most technologically-advanced stunt show yet, The Bourne Stuntacular; and Universal’s Volcano Bay - a tropical oasis like no other that features an actual beach right in the middle of Orlando.
Universal Orlando’s hotels are destinations unto themselves and include the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal’s Aventura Hotel and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites & Dockside Inn and Suites. And Universal’s entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers immersive dining and entertainment for every member of the family.
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