Universal Orlando has confirmed that a new Jurassic World VelociCoaster is being built on the Jurassic Park shores of the Islands of Adventure lagoon. According to Universal Orlando, construction of the new rollercoaster is underway.

Jurassic World VelociCoaster is hailed as a “new species of rollercoaster”, with two intense launches and four inversions.

Track work on the new ride is now complete. The intricate rockwork that will obscure the track has yet to be built. The new Jurassic World VelociCoaster is due to open in the summer of 2021.

Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park opened in 1999, as part of an expansion that converted Universal Studios Florida into Universal Orlando Resort. The theme park is centred on a journey of exploration, where visitors go on an adventure visiting numerous themed islands.