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    Default VelociCoaster Report!

    Now online - our exclusive report for The Sun Travel about the full ride experience of the fab new VelociCoaster at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure park, which has just opened. I absolutely loved it, and it adds a real 'Wow" element to the Jurassic Park area:

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/1531...lives-up-hype/

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    really looking forward to trying this ride
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    Great piece, sounds like a great experience. I particularly enjoyed your description “ as you feels like your backside has lost contact with the seat you are desper-ately trying to grip on to with both cheeks.”
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    Wow it does look fantastic. Not sure if i could ride it these days though.

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    It is definitely one of the best coasters in Florida, if not the whole USA. The theming is excellent, the queue area very entertaining, and the experience is unlike any other ride in our theme parks. It is SO smooth and so agile, it feels like sitting in a car more than a roller-coaster, albeit you still grip onto your lap bar pretty tightly!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Veness View Post
    It is definitely one of the best coasters in Florida, if not the whole USA. The theming is excellent, the queue area very entertaining, and the experience is unlike any other ride in our theme parks. It is SO smooth and so agile, it feels like sitting in a car more than a roller-coaster, albeit you still grip onto your lap bar pretty tightly!!
    I think this is where Universal have really upped their game its not just about the ride anymore they theme the whole area to make it more immersive
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    Very true, PG. They started it all with the Harry Potter expansion, and they've kept it going ever since.

    BTW, here is our video of the ride experience (starring Yours Truly on the ride video-cam...be afraid; be very afraid...!):


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    Wow, I think if I was riding it there would have been a few more screams!
    It looks fantastic and I'm sure it will be a great addition to the Universal parks.

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    Excellent footage.

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    But, No Susan. I’ve always enjoyed her reaction to coaster rides.
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    I couldn't do this one. Been having more and more trouble with big coasters over the last few years, so (sadly) I had to give this one a miss. I'm sure it would have made for humiliating (read: funny) video, especially over that tophat element. What a beast!
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