SURPRISE! Universal Orlando’s New Jurassic World VelociCoaster Had a Soft Opening Today.

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Universal Orlando’s highly-anticipated new Jurassic World VelociCoaster roller coaster isn’t scheduled to open until June 10. However, it’s being reported that the coaster had a soft opening this afternoon.

From WDW News Today

Yesterday, rumors of a soft opening didn’t come to fruition, although we saw Cast Members setting up for one. This afternoon, however, the ride was opened to guests!

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Passholder previews for the new coaster were held earlier in the week.

Check out the full VeliciCoaster ridethrough video below! It’s looks intense.

Below is a walkthrough the impressive queue…

Soft openings are sort of like a “beta” opening for a new attraction. It’s very common for theme parks like Disney and Universal to do a trial run of a ride before the official opening date. Generally soft openings can occur a few days, or even a few weeks, ahead of the hard opening date.

Avid theme park goers know this, and word tends to get out about planned soft openings. Sometimes those hanging around waiting for a chance to ride an attraction early get rewarded, like today.

Check out more pics on WDW News Today.

[Source: WDW News Today]

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