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Old 06-23-2009, 04:49 PM   #121
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Hmmm should I be nervous for our July 27th- August 1st stay??
I would imagine the HR3 will be open by that time.
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:14 PM   #122
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Hoping for our July 18-25 trip, it will be ready!
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:30 PM   #123
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Well the coaster was running at full speed today for testing. The lift is taking 16-18 seconds and the coaster speed for the rest of the ride is approaching 65 MPH.

Team members who will be working at the ride were seen wearing their new outfits at "wardrobe" today. It won't be long now.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:41 PM   #124
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Well the coaster was running at full speed today for testing. The lift is taking 16-18 seconds and the coaster speed for the rest of the ride is approaching 65 MPH.

Team members who will be working at the ride were seen wearing their new outfits at "wardrobe" today. It won't be long now.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:48 PM   #125
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:05 AM   #126
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Does anyone know at what part does the train reach 65mph? I have looked at different videos on youtube and it seems like after the triple clef it gradually keeps on getting faster and faster. The first drop doesn't seem to be hitting anywhere near 65mph.
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:37 AM   #127
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It would have to be towards the beginning because the laws of physics say a coaster will get progressively slower, not faster, as it runs through the track unless it has a second lift hill.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:00 PM   #128
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Well the coaster was running at full speed today for testing. The lift is taking 16-18 seconds and the coaster speed for the rest of the ride is approaching 65 MPH.

Team members who will be working at the ride were seen wearing their new outfits at "wardrobe" today. It won't be long now.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:55 PM   #129
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Here are some amazing pictures including the queue:
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Old 06-26-2009, 04:08 AM   #130
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Old 06-26-2009, 04:44 AM   #131
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Watching them testing it last night. This thing has to be seen to be believed. Everyone stopped to watch the test, my heart was in my mouth! That first climb and drop is something else!
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:48 AM   #132
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Awesome!! I can't wait to ride it for real!!!
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:59 AM   #133
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Have any bodies been in it for the testing yet?

DH was saying yesterday that he would be the perfect "test dummy." He was at SeaWorld and was royally pissed that it was the Kraken train right in front of his that got stuck on the lift hill and necessitated walking the guests off. He was already loaded in the next train, and everyone had to get off and leave the station. He watched them walk the people down one at a time; must have been a blown lift hill motor. And he thought how much fun it would be to be one of them being walked down (technically I'd like it too, but not on a coaster with such an "open" hill).
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:12 AM   #134
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Fyi...

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You and one guest± are invited to take your music for a rideSM on the brand new Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, the only roller coaster where you pick the soundtrack and cameras record your experience!

You must RSVP to attend, space is limited!

Unfortunately I will miss it and the site is down to reserve so idk if they put it up prematurely or they are getting a flood of ppl and its already full.
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:50 AM   #135
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I can't get in either....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
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