Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios Florida

27 May

In Orlando we have two new coaster projects opening this summer. One has already opened at Sea World Orlando and you can read my post about Manta here. It is Orlando’s (and maybe all of Florida’s) first Flying coaster.

Next up to be finished, after some delays, is Universal Studio’s Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit! The Rockit is going to allow you (or so I read) to chose your own individual sound track for your ride. It also includes a 90 degree straight up lift hill and a world first non-inverting loop. This coaster is completely non-inverting. You NEVER go upside down, so some of you non-extreme coaster fans may like it!

It is going to open in mid to late June (I believe) but they have finally been able to start running some test runs. I wouldn’t be surprised if they are even further behind schedule after a full week of HORRIBLE rain in Central Florida. It literally rained non-stop for 6 days. Ick!

Thanks to the wonderful thing that is the internet, we have videos!! I have two videos I found on YouTube of test runs. Check them out after the break!

I have to believe that they are running the lift hill in some sort of “creep” mode, because a two and a half minute lift hill would make for a bad coaster, even if you had a kick ass sound track to listen to!

Nice shots of the non-inverting loop, so I’m very much looking forward to getting a ride on this one!

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One Response to “Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios Florida”

  1. monica June 23, 2009 at 12:15 pm #

    it doesn’t go very fast and looking to go in late June especially to ride the rock it.

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