When will Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Open?

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  1. CusiCuzi

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    I ask you DISBoard members, when will Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit open? I'm going to Universal for the last time this year on May 22-24. Will it be at least in the soft openings stage?
     
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  3. Metro West

    Metro West <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=blue> Moderator

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    I seriously doubt it will be open anytime soon. I hope I'm wrong but there seems to be a lot of rumours flying around about there being something wrong with the lift hill. We'll have to wait and see.
     
  4. inkkognito

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    Although it doesn't look good for Rip Ride Rockit, SeaWorld's new coaster opens on May 22 if you want to swing over there.
     
  5. Metro West

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    I'm waiting for word of a passholder preview for Manta.
     
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    DH too...he's still trying to convince me that we should get SW APs for that very reason.
     
  7. Metro West

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    That's what I did. ;)
     
  8. DOOM1001

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    Forget HRRR coaster opening anytime soon,construction isn't complete,as others have said there seems to be an issue with the lift hill so I'm not expecting it to be open until late at least mid July.Manta at Sea World is going to be open for your trip,so head there but expect big lines as it appears your trip will be during it's opening.
     
  9. macraven

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    from what i have read on other boards, not the disboards, i don't see how the new ride could open this late spring.

    i'm crossing my fingers that it will be open when i go in the fall......:eek:
     
  10. jshopper2

    jshopper2 Earning My Ears

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    This is good info! I do not want to ride on a coaster that isn't safe!!!!

    Jennifer
     
  11. Orlando313

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    It doesn't look like it will open anytime soon. They were working on the coaster when I was there last Thursday, but it was on the very back between Mummy and Twister. Looked like they were doing some kind of welding stuff or something. Honestly, I think it's just a big rumor about the lift hill, I don't feel that a mistake that large would be made. I'd be more scared of them running out of money, like they've mentioned on the news, than the lift hill being in the wrong place.
     
  12. dragonfly32837

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    While they were not working on the lift hill; the loading area has made much progress.
     
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    My take on this is it was built in Germany to the specs of the engineers and architechs that designed it.If they have a problem of the pieces not fitting,it should fall back on them..

    This ride was purchased or finaced years ago.Who's fault is it?? The manufacter-the company hired to build it??:confused3
    Universal was expecting a spring opening.Now thats out the window.I'm sure there lossing money dailey without it bieng operational..:sad2:

    Its gonna be a huge draw for crowds that US needs NOW!!Much less HP next year.

    That raises another question.Will they have problems opening HP on time??

    I just hope Universal gets the problem resolved before they lose any more money...

    We all know what money shape US is in right now,along with the rest of the economy.All I heard the past week was how empty the parks are,this is not a good sign.

    But I know US will pull thru with flying colors!!:thumbsup2
     
  14. ky07

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    I agree :thumbsup2
     
  15. F-L-A

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    Who said anything about the coaster being unsafe? They wouldn't open an attraction that wasn't safe.
     
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    Exactly! The ride goes through rigorous testing and signoffs before any living person can ride it. Even then, it still has a lot of testing that has to happen before the first guest rides it.
     
  17. cannonballer

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  19. dragonfly32837

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    My sources tell me that it will be at least August.
     
  20. msminniemouse

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    We are going the last week in August. I really hope it will be open by then!! I really thought that it would have been, but now with the latest news I am worried that it won't be. My kids were really looking forward to going on this.
     
  21. ky07

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    If that is the case then it will hurt Universal for the summer attendance :sad2:
     

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