VelociCoaster Takes Advantage of the Rain For Testing

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Universal has been hard at work on their latest attraction, VelociCoaster. On, April 11, Universal took advantage of some poor weather conditions to test the VelociCoaster in the rain and high winds.

Related: New VelociCoaster Animatronics Revealed 

VelociCoaster
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The VelociCoaster is set to open June 10, at Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park at the Universal Orlando Resort. VelociCoaster is a brand-new roller coaster that is themed to the Jurassic World franchise. This is the first Jurassic World attraction to appear at the Jurassic Park-themed area at Island’s of Adventure.

Fans are eagerly anticipating the opening of this attraction as the black steel of the roller coaster can be seen from nearly every part of the theme park.

Universal has been tirelessly testing the new attraction in order to get it ready for Guests on June 10. Thanks to Bioreconstruct on Twitter, we see that Universal took advantage of the severe weather in the Orlando area today to test the VelociCoaster in poor weather conditions.

Video: Jurassic World VelociCoaster kicks up spray as it passes through the barrel roll during rain testing.

Here is another photo of the trains testing with a wet track:

Heavy spray as Jurassic World VelociCoaster passes through the barrel roll in rain testing.

Until the VelociCoaster is open we will not know what condition will cause the attraction to close, but typically we do see heavy rain, winds, and lightning close most outdoor attractions at theme parks. For example, we saw both The Incredible Hulk Coaster and Hagrids Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure close recently due to poor weather conditions.

VelociCoaster
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We love seeing the testing continue on the VelociCoaster as we get closer to its grand opening in June. If you can’t wait to ride the VelociCoaster, you can check out our full guide covering every detail of the attraction here.

Related: Universal Demand Expected to Continue Once VelociCoaster Opens

Currently, Universal Orlando Resort is running its theme parks on a modified capacity. We do not yet know if this capacity will be raised as demand for the VelociCoaster will high for its opening day in June.

Let us know if you are excited about the VelociCoaster in the comments!

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