Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Universal Studios/Sea World > Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure Forums
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-02-2009, 04:17 PM   #76
brocklesnar69
Proud to be a Villain
 
brocklesnar69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: ~Swimming in Mint Julep~
Posts: 933

So how is the actual lift hill going to work? Is it just going to be a slow straight up climb? Or is it going to blast you up the hill? Are you being pull be a chain, or magnets, or what?
__________________

Tip for happiness when going to Disneyland: Think of a wonderful thought! Any happy little thought! Think of all the joy you'll find, when you leave the kids behind! And then you will be fi-iiine! You can Fly! You can Fly! You can Fly!.... Think of Sleigh bells, think of Snow, be sure to tell your children "No!" and wave your cares goodbye! You can fly! You can fly! You can Fly!!!!!
brocklesnar69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2009, 06:22 PM   #77
donaldduck352
Proud Redhead
What ever ya do try it, you wont be disappointed
 
donaldduck352's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Central FLA
Posts: 8,455

Quote:
Originally Posted by brocklesnar69 View Post
So how is the actual lift hill going to work? Is it just going to be a slow straight up climb? Or is it going to blast you up the hill? Are you being pull be a chain, or magnets, or what?
No blasting straight up.The rate of ascent is 11' persecond,so its going to be a quik climb to the top-around 15 seconds..
I'm sure it will be a chain system with breaks for back-up!!
So I read anyway!!
__________________
Humour is to be brave enough to laugh at ones self-boy do I laugh alot
donaldduck352 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 05-03-2009, 10:27 PM   #78
CusiCuzi
Check out my Youtube channel on Youtube!
 
CusiCuzi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 17

We changed our trip to June 22-24. I'm hoping for soft openings.....do you guys think I have a shot at riding it?
__________________
Can someone make me a SIG?
CusiCuzi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2009, 07:57 AM   #79
ky07
Proud Redhead
Earning My Globe •o•
Yeah and we all are trying to get together
 
ky07's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: nicholasville ky
Posts: 5,332

Quote:
Originally Posted by CusiCuzi View Post
We changed our trip to June 22-24. I'm hoping for soft openings.....do you guys think I have a shot at riding it?
Your hoping for the samething I am cause I will be there from June 21 - 28
__________________
ky07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2009, 08:07 AM   #80
damo
Proud Redhead
amok amok amok
The curly haired dude said he wouldn't be joining me this vacation!
 
damo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Hagrid's hut
Posts: 28,868

I think late June soft openings are not impossible.
damo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 02:52 PM   #81
stephie1012
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 870

we should be good for September right? I really hope so!
__________________
2003- ASSP Class Trip
March 2009- ASMO
Sept/Oct 2009-ASMU/AKL
February 2010-CBR
February 2011-offsite Star Island
Sept/Oct 2012 AoA
stephie1012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 04:25 PM   #82
Metro West
Proud Redhead
11.47 Miles from Universal
23.56 Miles from Disney
 
Metro West's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NW Orlando, FL
Posts: 44,266
DISboards Moderator

Quote:
Originally Posted by stephie1012 View Post
we should be good for September right? I really hope so!
That seems reasonable and I hope it's open before then. Until Universal updates their schedule...no one will really know.
__________________
**** Universal Orlando annual passholder since 2004! ****
Metro West is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2009, 02:32 PM   #83
Darcy03231
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 8,830

When I was there last week they were working away. Hopefully it will be open for the summer crowds.
Darcy03231 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2009, 10:43 AM   #84
MelanieC
BL II - Blue Team
Not off base any more
WISHing my way to success!
I'm lost again - What's new
DIS WAAAP -The smack on the head when you've been DIS'ing too long
 
MelanieC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 11,984

It's good to know that progress is being made - I'm keeping my fingers crossed it's open the second week of August
__________________
Melanie-
9/6/94-9/9/94 3nts Disneyland Hotel, 9/2/95-9/10/95 Offsite, 11/27/96-12/7/96 SOG, 11/25/99-12/5/99 ASMovies, 9/16/00-9/23/00 ASMovies, 11/24/01-12/09/01- 15 nts ASMovies, 11/23/02-11/08/02 - 15 nts ASMovies, 11/14/03-11/22/03 8 nts CR, 11/20/04-12/05/04-15 nts ASMovies, 7/16/05-7/31/05- 15 nts POP, 7/28/06-8/13/06- 16 nts POP 7/13/07-7/29/07-16 nts POP, 3/20/09 - 3/24/09 4 nts ASsports, 8/7/09 - 8/25/09-18 nts POP, 7/16/10 - 8/1/10-16 nts POP, 7/15/11-7/30/11 -15 nights POP, 8/8/14-8/23/14 -14 nts POP
MelanieC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2009, 01:55 PM   #85
phamton
Proud Redhead
My husband is right...It is all about me!Shooting your own exhaust is like cheating at solitaire
 
phamton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Orlando
Posts: 10,261
DISboards Moderator

Well, the word on the streets is that July 3rd will be the grand opening. (I'm assuming that soft openings will occur before the grand opening)
http://www.power96.com/index.php?page=212


Live Broadcast from Universal Studios
Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Universal Studios- Orlando

2pm-6pm

Join Lucy Lopez as she Broadcasts Live from Universal Studios to celebrate the Grand Opening of their new Rollercoaster "Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit!"
__________________
This space reserved for something deep and insightful, if I ever think of something like that!
phamton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2009, 02:01 PM   #86
HayGan
We could all use some pixie dust now and then :)
Papa Smurf Oh Papa Smurf!
 
HayGan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Steeler Country - PA!!!! Home of the World Champion PITTSBURGH STEELERS!!!
Posts: 8,795

I am so disappointed that we will be missing this! I was really hoping they would have it up by early June.

I guess we will just have to plan a few days at US/IOA next year
__________________
***
Last Trips home: June 2011 - 2 whole weeks @ Home Sweet Kidani! & The BIG B-Day October 2012 @ BLT,
One week just isn't enough so have to go for THREE trip - June 2013 @ AKV Value - Woo Hoo!,
Next up:
Girls Only B-Day trip for F&WF - Oct. 2013, Turkey Day & 1st cruise! Nov/Dec. 2013
, Key West & BCV for the first time!!! May 2014
HayGan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2009, 02:11 PM   #87
kmc
not all who wander are lost....
 
kmc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: fort lauderdale
Posts: 641

if the grand opening is July 3 when would be the earliest they would start the soft openings we will be there June 7-11 and are really hoping to try it
__________________


kmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2009, 02:38 PM   #88
phamton
Proud Redhead
My husband is right...It is all about me!Shooting your own exhaust is like cheating at solitaire
 
phamton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Orlando
Posts: 10,261
DISboards Moderator

There's no way to know when the soft openings will start. We'll have to wait until the employee previews are announced. It's usually a few days after emp. previews but no word yet on when the emp. previews will be.
__________________
This space reserved for something deep and insightful, if I ever think of something like that!
phamton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2009, 03:06 PM   #89
TaylorsDad
DIS Veteran
 
TaylorsDad's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 762

We will be there June 19th and 20th so we are keeping our fingers crossed. Does anyone know with prior attractions how often before official opening dates that soft openings began. I know that doesnt necessarily mean anything, just trying to keep the hope alive.
TaylorsDad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2009, 03:10 PM   #90
Metro West
Proud Redhead
11.47 Miles from Universal
23.56 Miles from Disney
 
Metro West's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NW Orlando, FL
Posts: 44,266
DISboards Moderator

Quote:
Originally Posted by TaylorsDad View Post
We will be there June 19th and 20th so we are keeping our fingers crossed. Does anyone know with prior attractions how often before official opening dates that soft openings began. I know that doesnt necessarily mean anything, just trying to keep the hope alive.
Well...to give you an idea...Manta is set for the grand opening on 5/22 but Sea World has been having soft openings for a week now. I don't know if that's any indication on what Universal will do but there it is.
__________________
**** Universal Orlando annual passholder since 2004! ****
Metro West is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DLR get me to a ride game wdi2b Disneyland Community Board 1073 05-18-2010 12:43 PM
11/28/09 - 12/5/2009 The Nana's Ride the Seas Again #5 mom x4,grandma x4 Disney Cruise Meets 1577 10-27-2009 12:48 PM
Must Sees/Do's for Hollywood Studios Loritlc3 Disney World Tips 21 04-23-2009 04:13 PM
Hollywood Brown Derby - What should we order? meliss8599 Disney Restaurants 12 04-19-2009 07:55 PM
How crowded do these rides get?? surgefest Disneyland (California) 2 04-19-2009 07:43 PM

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.