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Old 06-14-2009, 07:54 PM   #76
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That lift looks sick. Well, it looks like it'll make me sick I should say.

Hope its opened in August.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:07 PM   #77
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I just keep reminding myself that it's just like that old carnival ride where you rode up through the middle on your back like that to the top. Then you swirled down around the lift on a circular track. If I was able to climb a lift put together by carnies and survive, Rip Ride Rockit will be a piece of cake.
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:05 PM   #78
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is it open yet?

Just wondering if new coaster is open yet and if not when?? going last week of june and would be excited if it was!!
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Old 06-16-2009, 01:29 PM   #79
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Just wondering if new coaster is open yet and if not when?? going last week of june and would be excited if it was!!
No...it's not open yet and I think it's going to be at least a couple of weeks before they have the testing completed.
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Old 06-16-2009, 02:05 PM   #80
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Here's a little tidbit I got in my email today from someone else who lives in Orlando. I can't speak for its accuracy, but I hope its true because I'd love to see it open for the holiday:

A friend who works at Universal told me that the coaster goes up with a magnetic device grabbing it, instead of the usual hook.
In preliminary testing, there was a dead spot that allowed the coaster to roll backwards.

Once they solve the problem, something in the order of a thousand test runs are required before the ride can open to the public.
They are working feverishly to solve the problem(s) and are shooting for the July 4th weekend opening.
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:47 PM   #81
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Excellent. Lets hope they succeed on time. The sooner, the better.
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:00 PM   #82
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Well the radio station down here is S. Fla has posted up again that they have a live appearence on July 3rd. It was taken down about 3-4 weeks ago right after they put it up and now its back again.

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Join Lucy Lopez as she Broadcasts Live from Universal Studios to celebrate the Grand Opening of their new Rollercoaster "Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit!"


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Old 06-16-2009, 09:35 PM   #83
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Is it launched to get up the lift hill?
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:58 PM   #84
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Is it launched to get up the lift hill?
As far as I've read; no, it uses a chain, and has a new anti-rollback system.
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:25 PM   #85
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As far as I've read; no, it uses a chain, and has a new anti-rollback system.
It is actually going to launch you fast.
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:29 PM   #86
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It is actually going to launch you fast.
Not true from what I've read in the press materials they've sent out. It's going to take about 16 seconds to climb the lift.
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Not true from what I've read in the press materials they've sent out. It's going to take about 16 seconds to climb the lift.
That's what I've heard too. From everything I've read and heard it will not launch you like the Hulk but will be a steady climb instead.
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:53 PM   #88
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I just keep reminding myself that it's just like that old carnival ride where you rode up through the middle on your back like that to the top. Then you swirled down around the lift on a circular track. If I was able to climb a lift put together by carnies and survive, Rip Ride Rockit will be a piece of cake.
lol i know just what your talking about


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It is actually going to launch you fast.
If you go watch the animated video on the RRR website (the one where you're in the "front seat") you can see the chain and the anti-rollback system. They did a great job on the video too! I can't wait to ride!!
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Well the radio station down here is S. Fla has posted up again that they have a live appearence on July 3rd. It was taken down about 3-4 weeks ago right after they put it up and now its back again.

Live Broadcast from Universal Studios


Friday, July 3rd, 2009

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Join Lucy Lopez as she Broadcasts Live from Universal Studios to celebrate the Grand Opening of their new Rollercoaster "Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit!"


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Ooooh - this would totally make our vacation! This weekend is our surprise weekend for my step son....Heres to hoping!
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