Universal's new VelociCoaster has some requirements—can you ride it?



The Jurassic World VelociCoaster, Universal's newest ride featuring two launches and a top speed of 70 mph, has just been announced as opening on June 10, 2021. With the first launch going from 0-50 mph in three seconds and the second launch going from 40-70 mph in 2.4 seconds, it is inevitable that Universal would have added safety requirements for riders to maximize safety of those on board.


At the time of writing, it is not yet known if VelociCoaster will require guests to join a virtual queue and obtain a return time for later in the day in order to ride VelociCoaster around opening. Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure opened on June 13, 2019 and still requires guests to do so, thus guests should be prepared to both wait in line and use the Universal smartphone app until either an official announcement or opening day comes.


Test seats will be provided at the ride entrance for any guests unsure if they will be able to meet all of the requirements before entering the line for any reason.


Guests whose waistline measures 40 in. and above may not be eligible to ride, and it will be dependent on a guest-by-guest basis. This is the prime scenario in which Universal recommends guests use the test seat, though guests who are concerned about being able to enter and exit the vehicle on the loading platform may want to take a look.


It is thus also required by Universal that guests be able to enter the attraction's seat, specifically if confined to a wheelchair or scooter. Universal does note that it can be done either independently or with the assistance of a party member, but team members will not be allowed to assist for safety reasons.


Guests must also measure at least 51 in. tall to ride Jurassic World VelociCoaster.


Guests meeting all of those requirements will be granted access to Universal's newest roller coaster.


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