As you may have noticed, Jurassic World: VelociCoaster has now starting testing with functioning lights! We’ll have some pictures of that in today’s VelociCoaster update! This update will also cover some changes around the area and additional shots of daytime and sunset testing. Enjoy!Continue reading “VelociCoaster Update – Lights/Testing – Mid-January 2021”
2021 has started and we’re excited for Universal Orlando Resort’s new Intamin coaster, the Jurassic World: VelociCoaster! Let’s take a look at the progress of the ride’s infrastructure, landscaping, entrance, etc. This update also includes more testing footage!Continue reading “Jurassic World: VelociCoaster Update and Testing Footage – Early January, 2021”
This will be a rather unusual report because we’re combining Iron Gwazi, TRON Lightcycle / Run and Jurassic World: VelociCoaster into one update! We visited the three parks/projects over the past three days and though we didn’t quite collect enough for three separate reports, we definitely have enough to share for an exciting Central Florida Coaster Construction report! Continue reading “Central Florida Coaster Construction + Testing – Mid-December 2020”
It’s been two years since our last Florida Coasters Top 10 – needless to say a lot has happened in these two years. We planned on holding off on our next Florida Top 10 until Iron Gwazi and VelociCoaster had opened; with the way 2020 unfolded, we ultimately decided to sound off on the region’s current collection of coasters without them. The next two years promise a dramatic shuffle in Central Florida coaster hierarchy, so let’s consider this 2020 countdown the foundation upon which we’ll judge the region’s variety of new coasters.
Though we had an update just two days ago, we went back to Universal’s Islands of Adventure to capture more testing of the new Jurassic World: VelociCoaster! In this update you’ll find an array of pictures and videos of the new coaster, slated to open in the Summer of 2021. Continue reading “Jurassic World: VelociCoaster Daytime Testing Footage – December 9, 2020”
We’re back with a new VelociCoaster Update! As the coaster has started daytime testing, we now also have testing footage to share with you, along with progress on infrastructure and theming! Continue reading “VelociCoaster Update – With Testing Footage – Early December 2020”
Today’s Islands of Adventure update will again focus on the park’s new headliner attraction: Jurassic World: VelociCoaster! This week we’ve got more theming, more nets, more details on the queue and ride experience, etc! Continue reading “Universal’s Islands of Adventure & VelociCoaster Update – November 10, 2020”
I just love how quickly the entire Jurassic World: VelociCoaster project is coming together! This week we’ve got another detailed picture report of the new-for-2021 massive roller coaster coming to Universal Orlando Resort! Continue reading “Universal’s Islands of Adventure & VelociCoaster Update – Early November 2020”
Another week, another exciting update on the Jurassic World VelociCoaster coming to Universal’s Islands of Adventure in the summer of 2021! While projects at Walt Disney World down the street seem to be delayed or pushed back. Universal’s coaster is looking more ready by the day! Join us for this new construction update! Continue reading “VelociCoaster Update – Universal’s Islands of Adventure – October 26, 2020”
Another week, another update! This time we’re getting to the exciting phase in which Universal Orlando Resort’s new launch coaster comes to life. In this update we’ve got landscaping, infrastructure, reveals, and much more! Enjoy this photo update of Jurassic World: VelociCoaster! Continue reading “VelociCoaster Update – Universal’s Islands of Adventure – Late October 2020”
Another few days have passed since our previous update of the Jurassic World coaster coming to Universal’s Islands of Adventure. This week we’re seeing the track pull-through, development of queue infrastructure, touches of theming, and changes to the supports for potential netting being added. That and more in today’s update! Continue reading “Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Jurassic World Coaster Update – Mid-September 2020”
Another few days have gone by and now we have more raptors around the ride, finished track work, and a new bridge connecting Jurassic Park with the Lost Continent. Today’s update highlights all that and we’ve got a ton of pictures for you. Continue reading “Jurassic World Coaster Construction Update – Universal Orlando Resort – Early September 2020”
Though we’ve had the quietest summer Orlando has had in years, this Labor Day Weekend brought relatively solid crowds. Universal Orlando Resort’s three parks all reached capacity early in the day. Let’s take a look at the wait times around the resort! Continue reading “All Universal Orlando Resort Parks at Capacity – Labor Day Weekend”
Another day, another major development with the Jurassic World roller coaster coming to Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida. Every website is busy attempting to catch the latest news and developments regarding the project, and thus we decided to not just try and bring breaking news, but also to offer a large selection of pictures of the new ride. Join us for tons of pictures, dinosaur statues, the last piece of track, and the ride’s trains: Continue reading “Jurassic World Roller Coaster – Universal’s Islands of Adventure – Photo Report Late August 2020”
Alexander: Good Morning!
It’s 5:45am on June 13th, 2019, and we’re here to try and snag a ride on the hottest new coaster on the planet: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure! There’s no telling what the day holds! Let’s go! Continue reading “How We Braved a “10 Hour” Queue for Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure”
Alexander: Look what’s coming to Hogsmeade this year!
A brand new nighttime show!
Alexander: It’s 1999. A decade of national prosperity is poised to usher in a new millennium. Everyone is excited. Everyone is spending money. Everyone is ready to grab the 21st Century by the reins.
In Orlando, eyes are cast upon the birth of an unparalleled industry marvel: Universal Studios Islands of Adventure.
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Sean: As we’re finally local we’re logging a bunch of visits to the Universal Orlando Resort. This week we take a closer look at the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter coaster, as well as the Jurassic Park- River Adventure refurbishment. Continue reading “Universal Orlando Resort Update – January 11th 2019”
Sean: A beautiful but cold day in Orlando (cold and Orlando don’t usually belong in the same sentence) was spent at the Universal Orlando Resort! We had just recently visited Universal Studios Japan and were excited to visit the largest resort in the chain. Continue reading “Universal Orlando Resort – Early December 2018”