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Old 06-19-2009, 12:55 PM   #106
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wow, looks crazy .. pictures are nice .. video is even better :D .. too bad i'm not in florida!
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:55 PM   #107
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We will see if it launches fast or not. I am not trying to stir in controversy but I am just not going to say anymore.
You might want to say what you are basing your information on. I am basing mine directly on public relations materials provided to me by Universal. I tend to believe them when they give out details about their own coaster.
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:42 PM   #108
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Looks like Universals best coaster yet. Can't wait to ride Rockit or Manta at Sea World. Orlando coasters just keep getting better.
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:46 PM   #109
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Looks like Universals best coaster yet. Can't wait to ride Rockit or Manta at Sea World. Orlando coasters just keep getting better.
Agreed and it's a great luxury to live here!
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:14 PM   #110
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We will see if it launches fast or not. I am not trying to stir in controversy but I am just not going to say anymore.
wanna put some money on it


I just hope hope hope it's open by the end of July!!!
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Old 06-20-2009, 08:45 AM   #111
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We will see if it launches fast or not. I am not trying to stir in controversy but I am just not going to say anymore.
Universal Studios has been testing the new ARBs on the lift. That's why when it has gone up the lift, it has gone so slowly. But it will eventually go faster than the recent testings have been. So I assume that you are referring to that when you say the lift will be fast. Yes, it will be faster than what the test runs were but it will not be fast like Hulk.

So maybe we are all actually agreeing on the launch speed but comparing it to different things. It will be faster than it is now but will not be a fast launch where you are shot up the launch.

Here is a great perspective of the speed of the launch:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA1k5Hf8U_I As you can see by this, the climb takes 16 seconds while Hulk is about 3-4 seconds.

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Interesting about the Power 96 ad for a live broadcast at the July 3 opening...I screen captured the ad and did an Examiner piece about it yesterday. Lo and behold, the ad disappeared today!
The "word on the street" is that the Grand Opening has been pushed back to July 11. I don't know how accurate that is though.
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Old 06-20-2009, 01:32 PM   #112
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August.

As long as Rip Ride Rockit comes out before the first week of August then I'll be super happy. Universal trip will be from the 3rd to the 10th of August.
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Old 06-20-2009, 09:28 PM   #113
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Old 06-20-2009, 10:07 PM   #114
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I think I'm going with family on June 26th.. is it looking like no chance of a soft opening then?
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Old 06-20-2009, 10:13 PM   #115
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I think I'm going with family on June 26th.. is it looking like no chance of a soft opening then?
Not very likely I am afraid to say
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Old 06-21-2009, 01:26 PM   #116
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Someone on IOA central said that they started testing last night during the LL Cool J concert.
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Old 06-21-2009, 03:38 PM   #117
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Taken from another board, not my picture, from last night.


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Old 06-21-2009, 06:16 PM   #118
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The "word on the street" is that the Grand Opening has been pushed back to July 11. I don't know how accurate that is though.[/QUOTE]

We are there until 7/7 so it looks like we may have to wait until next year to ride it DOH!
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Old 06-22-2009, 03:09 PM   #119
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http://orlandorocks.com/FreeSilverlightVideo.aspx

Video from iocentral someone posted that I figured some might enjoy watching. He took a short video of it testing yesterday.
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Old 06-23-2009, 04:59 PM   #120
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Hmmm should I be nervous for our July 27th- August 1st stay??

At this point we will be thankful it's open, regardless if we can use FOTL for it or not. I am willing to wake up early to hit it once every morning.
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