Universal recently opened a brand new roller coaster based on the Jurassic World film franchise. On June 10, the VelociCoaster opened to Guests at Universal’s Islands of Adventure with a lot of fanfare — and churros!
Bryce Dallas Howard, who plays the role of Claire Dearing in the Jurassic World films and is featured in the attraction, recently spoke about her thoughts on this exciting new coaster!
The VelociCoaster is a fast, thrilling, over-the-top roller coaster experience that transports Guests into a raptor paddock to run with the raptors from the films. Blue, Charlie, Echo, and Delta are all seen in the attraction alongside their human co-stars Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen (Chris Pratt).
Bryce Dallas Howard took to Twitter to share her thoughts on Universal’s VelociCoaster saying that it looks “terrifying”:
The Jurassic World #VelociCoaster at @UniversalORL looks… terrifying ? Thrill-seekers of the Dino-world, I offer you your next adventure! #JurassicWorld
— Bryce Dallas Howard (@BryceDHoward) June 24, 2021
Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) is featured in the preshow of VelociCoaster. Claire welcomes Guests and explains the wild adventure you are about to embark on by riding the VelociCoaster.
For fans of Jurassic World and Universal theme parks, it is really fun to see Bryce Dallas Howard speak on the VelociCoaster! Her Tweet didn’t make it seem like she had ridden the VelociCoaster yet so perhaps we will see the star brave the coaster in the future.
Bryce Dallas Howard is not only Claire Dearing in the Jurassic World films! She also accomplished behind the camera and worked on the extremely successful Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian.
Have you had a chance to ride the VelociCoaster? Here is how Universal describes this thrilling adventure that brings “more teeth” into Islands of Adventure:
Speeding through the jungle, rising high above the terrain, it’s the apex predator of roller coasters: the Jurassic World VelociCoaster. Now you can board your vehicle for a high-speed dash through the park’s raptor paddock. Feel the rush of the hunt as you race alongside these nimble predators, twisting and soaring above the land and water. Jurassic World VelociCoaster is Now Open at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
For one Guest who rode the VelociCoaster dressed as Claire Dearing, they found that the coaster truly was thrilling! Losing the wig they were wearing as part of the costume – you can read more about that hair-raising incident here.
If you love the VelociCoaster be sure to check out the Jurassic World tribute store over at Universal Studios Florida. it is packed with dinosaur-themed treats and plenty of VelociCoaster merchandise.
Let us know if you have experienced the VelociCoaster in the comments below!