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Finally rode Velocicoaster at IOA!

Posted: 11/2/21 at 9:25:31 PM
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Hi folks! It's good to see AirBear and SirWillow still posting in the 'best park' thread https://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/forums/roller-coasters-theme-parks/234120 and SW's shoutout in the Bat thread.

Since we moved to Florida, I really miss KI, CP and HW, but we've made Orlando our home parks, even though we only live about 45 min from BGT. We've been switching back and forth between USF and WDW season passes for the past few years, but we have a special liking for Universal. We've never had a disappointing day at Universal.

We usually spend a couple of weeks a year because there's usually a stretch of beautiful weather sometime in November. This year was my first time taking a mobility scooter into the park, which made the experience much more pleasant.

Best surprise was a 15 minute wait for Velicoaster! When this ride was announced it looked like it was going to be a lot like Maverick. But I gotta say it's a lot more intense. Wish I was young enough to get in some re-rides but I'm now in the stage of my life where four hours is about all I can take in a park. I'm hoping to get in a few more rides during the next ten days. Today was beautiful but it's forecast to be a little cooler. We'll see.

I'll probably never be able to set foot in KI again to ride any of their newer coasters, but I must say that Velocicoaster is probably the best new coaster I've ridden in probably a decade.

Re: Finally rode Velocicoaster at IOA! by Eric_Gieszl Eric_Gieszl Profile at 11/5/21 7:15:50 PM
I'll be at IAAPA this year and I'm going to try to make it to Universal to ride Velocicoaster near the end of the week. I've read nothing but positive reviews about this roller coaster.
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Re: Finally rode Velocicoaster at IOA! by RobLec RobLec Profile at 11/5/21 9:27:18 PM
You'll love it. I recommend that you D/L the Universal phone app. It has current wait times for all rides and the wait time for this one varies widely. We returned yesterday and found a 70 min wait, so came back later when it was only 30 mins. When we finished riding it was 45 min.

* This post was modified at 11/5/21 9:27:49 PM *

Re: Finally rode Velocicoaster at IOA! by Eric_Gieszl Eric_Gieszl Profile at 11/30/21 10:38:00 AM
Unfortunately, I didn't have time to make it to Universal this trip.
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Re: Finally rode Velocicoaster at IOA! by NotSo NotSo Profile at 12/15/21 2:44:40 PM
I'm glad you got to ride Velocicoaster Rob! I got about 12 rides on it last week (stayed at Royal Pacific, awesome).

I would say it is the best coaster I have ever been on and it's not even close. From the theming to the trains, everything on Velocicoaster is a 10/10.

Re: Finally rode Velocicoaster at IOA! by SirWillow SirWillow Profile at 2/3/22 1:42:10 PM
Velocicoaster was amazing. Well worth the waits that we had for it when we were there in September. happy you got to ride it.

And yes, I'm still around. Busy as all get out, but we're working to address that some this summer with some changes. The youtube thing is still going strong though and working to hit 400 coasters this year. That should be fun.

Re: Finally rode Velocicoaster at IOA! by RobLec RobLec Profile at 2/14/22 10:58:53 AM
Awesome! Good luck with your coaster count and all you have going on. I'm guessing we rode Velocicoaster six times, not bad considering we only waited 30 mins or so for most rides. We plan to keep renewing our USO season passes though we only go in Nov each year. Now that I have an electric scooter we can walk around the park and if it's too crowded just come back another day. I agree it's probably the best new coaster we've been on in a long time, though we still hold fond memories of the early days of Voyage, Cornball and Ravine Flyer II.
Re: Finally rode Velocicoaster at IOA! by scottandcarol at 2/15/22 8:52:21 AM
Hey Rob,

Great to see you are still active. We are coming down to Orlando this week and would love to meet up and lie about old times and how touch we were back then. You can email me at mclain810 and if you still remember the suffix, it is att.net. Our plans are very flexible so we can make it happen if you wish.

Scott and Carol