Universal’s VelociCoaster Catches Guests With Watchtower Light

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Credit: @magiccitymayhem via Twitter

Universal’s latest coaster, Jurassic World VelociCoaster, has made quite the splash on many Guests who get off the attraction in amazement, wanting to ride again.

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Aside from the fact that VelociCoaster is arguably one of the most thrilling attractions that Universal Orlando Resort has to offer, the Islands of Adventure coaster is also excellently themed. When Guests approach the attraction, they are not just approaching a roller coaster, but a roller coaster inside a raptor paddock — finally completing the InGen experience in a reality where Guests can experience Jurassic World as a theme park, much like we saw in the first film.

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Credit: Universal

Aside from having the massive paddocks and jagged rock work looming over Guests, there is a watchtower which not only caters to theming but aligns up perfectly with the pre-show where we see Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), and in the evening creates a daunting spotlight that works just as a typical watchtower would.

Bryce Dallas Howard VelocoCoaster
Credit: Bryce Dallas Howard on Twitter

Theme park content creators magic city mayhem (@magiccitymayhem) shared a video of the watchtower spinning its light on Twitter, and then, the light perfectly stops on them! It is an interesting moment considering the watchtower light seems to always be in constant motion, and in this instance, it noticeably stops.

Spot light caught me. Watch until the end. #Velocicoaster @UniversalORL

Although this may have just been a coincidence, it is pretty fun to think that you can be walking around Islands of Adventure, and then all of a sudden, the watchtower catches you with its massive light! Moments like this give individual Guests a deeper and more immersive theme park experience, as well as a fun, unique memory.

Universal Creative Director Gregory Hall saw the Tweet as well and seemed to join in on the fun. Hall re-Tweeted the video, adding a flashlight and bullseye emoji.

From the moment Guests step into the queue of VelociCoaster, they are transported into another world full of danger and thrill. But, clearly, we can see that even before entering the vicinity of the attraction, VelociCoaster is setting the scene for future riders.

What do you think of the theming on VelociCoaster? Let us know in the comments below!

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