Guests Forced to Evacuate Universal’s Fiercest Roller Coaster

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When it comes to Universal Orlando Resort, there’s quite a reputation. While the Resort isn’t any less immersive than Walt Disney World, it’s earned a bit of a reputation for being less family-friendly due to the abundance of thrill rides.

And there’s certainly an abundance of thrill rides.

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Between Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, there’s a decent amount of roller coaster rides. But one of the newest and most thrilling additions is Jurassic World VelociCoaster, an adventure millions of years in the making.

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This award-winning “Apex Predator” of coasters is already a fan-favorite among visitors, and we can see why. This roller coaster includes four inversions, two speedy launches, and doesn’t slow down or break until the attraction has come to an end.

However, the breaks were pumped prematurely last night as the roller coaster was evacuated out of nowhere, sending lots of Guests outside:

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The queue turned into a ghost town, and was eerily empty save for the velociraptors, and fans wondered what had happened to shut the attraction down entirely.

The truth is that there are a number of reasons for an attraction to be stopped entirely. For one, the Florida weather could have had something to do with it. Whenever lightning is spotted (usually once a day during the summer), all attractions go down temporarily.

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Another reason could be unruly Guest behavior. If a Guest crosses a barrier they’re not supposed to, even playfully or accidentally, bigger attractions such as a roller coaster will shut down entirely.

While we don’t know what caused the shutdown, we do know that Jurassic World Velocicoaster is up and running again at the time of this article’s publication.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.