When Guests board Universal Orlando Resort’s VelociCoaster, the first thing Team Members will do is notify anyone with a hat to tuck it in their shirt, and if you have glasses to make sure they are placed in their locker. But no one ever told you to hold onto your hair.
Universal’s Jurassic World VelociCoaster is a smooth but incredibly intense ride with two launches and goes up to a speed of 70 miles per hour. Guests are not allowed to bring anything to the attraction with them, likely because of the barrel role over the lagoon. It is one of the most intense parts of the coaster, and if you drop something, it’s going straight in the water.
That being said, that is definitely not the only spot that a Guest can lose something on the attraction.
Although VelociCoaster is not yet officially open to the public, as that will happen on June 10, it is currently in a soft opening. On May 17, it seems Emi (@OfficiallyEmi) went to ride the coaster, and a velociraptor may have stolen her hair!
Emi took to Twitter to post a video of a Team Member returning her wig to her after she got off the attraction, take a look below:
IM SCREAMING pic.twitter.com/HfVjnXWwHh
— emi ? (@OfficiallyEmi) May 17, 2021
In the video, the hair is very dry, which only shows that it clearly landed in the grassy area of the coaster and not the water. When someone thinks to secure all loose articles, your hair is often not one of them. Still, I guess this is a warning to all Guests who wear extra hair — whether it be extensions or a wig — be sure to either remove or hold onto it during the attraction when you ride!
Emi posted another update with the hilarious “How it started/How it’s going” trend, showcasing what she looked like before riding in Camp Jurassic, to a screenshot of a Team Member handing her back her hair. From the looks of it, we definitely get some Claire Dearing Jurassic-bound vibes from the look!
How it started. How it’s going
How it started. How it’s going. pic.twitter.com/m19qFnvfal
— emi ? (@OfficiallyEmi) May 18, 2021
As someone who wears extensions, I can say that after my first experience on the coaster, I have always made sure to wear my hair in a ponytail for every ride to ensure I don’t lose anything because running with raptors can get pretty tricky! Luckily for Emi, though, the Team Members seemed to understand the situation, and the hair was returned to the proper owner.
For our review of the coaster, click here.
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