VelociCoaster behind-the-scenes

One of the best benefits in the themed entertainment industry is the professional development opportunities. The highlight of the summer was a behind-the-scenes event with the Themed Entertainment Association hosted by Universal Creative at the new VelociCoaster in Universal’s Islands of Adventure, at Universal Orlando Resort.

Blue sky, a few white clouds, with palm tree in foreground and ride entrance partially visible with a dinosaur on the roof, emphasizes the height of the "top hat" portion of VelociCoaster roller coaster.
Top hat track is just one emphatic feature. Launches upon launches, lots of inversion and airtime.
Marquee of Soundstage 33 backstage at Universal Orlando, reads "Universal Orlando Welcomes T.E.A." Lighted sign Universal Orlando Resort off to one side. Other participants are seen entering the building (no faces visible).
TEA Behind-the-scenes events give members terrific access.
Tropical plants in the background and a COVID-masked white man in a cowboy-type hat holds a "baby dinosaur" to pose for photos.
Raptor handlers entertaining participants
A panel of six people (white woman with red hair, white man, black man, white woman with dark hair, two white men) are seated on a dais in front of black curtained backdrop and blue lights, and tropical plants on each side and in front. To the left is a standing sign language interpreter (male, white). 
Seated moderator (blonde white woman in white cardigan), poses a question to the panel.
Key members of the design team from Universal Creative answered TEA member questions.

Author: Kathryn Woodcock

Dr. Kathryn Woodcock is Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University, teaching, researching, and consulting in the area of human factors engineering / ergonomics particularly applied to amusement rides and attractions (, and to broader occupational and public safety issues of performance, error, investigation and inspection, and to disability and accessibility.