Welcome to your very own preview of Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit – one of the most radically innovative roller coasters ever created – set to open late spring/early summer at Universal Studios Florida. The coaster combines hit music, breathtaking first-ever maneuvers and highly sophisticated audio and video for a one-of-a-kind ride experience.
For more information, visit http://media.universalorlando.com/ripriderockit.
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit is a high-speed rush of first-ever maneuvers, hit music and specially created take-home videos starring each rider. These experiences have never been brought together on a coaster before – and rely on extreme technologies being used in entirely new ways.
The ride vehicle is a high-performance hot rod that features a revolutionary new restraint system designed to put riders closer to the experience than ever. They pick their own music using industrial-grade touchpads that operate with the sophistication of an iPod. Songs from five genres of music will be pumped through individual sound systems that rely on all-weather speakers typically reserved for high-performance sports boats. And the network of cameras that will create the guest videos are used on high-speed trains and engineered to work in the toughest conditions.
For more information, visit http://www.ripriderockit.com.
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, Universal Orlando Resort’s highly anticipated roller coaster, is now open. This radically innovative attraction includes first-ever maneuvers, cutting-edge technology, songs that span across five genres of music and a personalized take-home music video available for purchase.
Visit http://www.ripriderockit.com for more information.
Syd Vinyl, rock legend, and consultant for Universal Orlando Resorts brand-new Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster announces the partnership.
Access Hollywood’s Nancy O’Dell recently interviewed Syd Vinyl in-studio in Los Angeles. They talked about several interesting topics, including Syd's help with Universal Orlando Resort’s new roller coaster, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit. Check it out!
Experience Universal Studios' upcoming Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit coaster from the front seat via this animation.
Montaña rusa Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit nueva de 2009 recreada por Zanix en NoLimits.
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit rollercoaster recreated in NoLimits by Zanix
The Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster is coming soon at Universal Studios Orlando. Here is an official POV animation video released by Universal showing the ride's twists and turns.
The Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida soft opened to guests on August 15, 2009.
This video shows you all of the twists and turns the new ride has to offer, editing together a point-of-view (POV) video with ground-level shots of the entire ride.
Find more about the Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster at http://www.attractionsmagazine.com
Video shot/edited by Ricky Brigante.
Check out this POV of the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios Orlando Florida.
Speed: 65 mph
Type: Steel - Sit Down
Status: Operating since 2009
Builder: Maurer Söhne
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit is an "X-Car Coaster", a proprietary design from Maurer Söhne, and is considered the largest roller coaster of its kind in the world. Maurer Söhne expected the attraction to carry approximately 1,850 riders per hour.
In the attraction's queue line, video monitors entertain waiting guests. The programming is hosted by characters who introduce one of Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit's signature components, its customizable soundtrack. Guests select a musical track from one of five genres—classic rock/metal, rap/hip-hop, country, pop/disco and club/electronica—to hear during their experience. Each genre has six songs available, bringing a total of 30 different tunes to the ride's on-board library. The songs will not be re-arranged to fit the roller coaster's design; however, the musical artists granted the ride's designers the ability to select when their songs started and stopped, in order to provide the best match to the ride.
During the development process, Universal officials surveyed guests to determine which songs should be made available on the attraction. Some of the songs considered included "Gone Country" by Alan Jackson, "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" by Judas Priest, "All I Wanna Do" by Sheryl Crow, "Pump It" by The Black Eyed Peas and "Staying Alive" by The BeeGees. Other artists whose songs were considered included The Beach Boys, Three Six Mafia and Johnny Cash. Universal officials are able to track the popularity of the selected songs, and have stated that special songs may be added from time to time.
The "choose-your-own-soundtrack" feature is similar to that on another Universal-owned roller coaster, Hollywood Dream: The Ride at sister park Universal Studios Japan. Taking this customization a step further, the ride experience will be filmed, allowing guests to obtain a digital copy of the film, complete with their chosen soundtrack, to add to their webpages or video-sharing sites, such as YouTube. The on-board cameras were designed to withstand a wide range of mechanical and environmental stresses.
A ride vehicle for "Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit", traversing the first "loop" element. The vehicle uses Maurer Söhne's X-Car Coaster design.
The trains consist of two cars, with each car carrying six riders in three rows of two. The seats in each car are arranged in a stadium seating configuration, affording each seat a better view of the ride. Located in the safety restraint of each seat is a touch screen that is used to select the desired music for the ride. The speakers are located within the headrest of the seat, and have been designed such that only the rider's selected music track will be audible. Further, the rails and support columns are filled with sand and pea gravel, reducing the amount of ambient noise generated by the roller coaster.
The coloration and lighting of the ride track was selected to enhance the ride experience and to minimize the visibility of the track's support columns. The ride vehicles themselves feature color-changing LEDs for a dynamic appearance. Each train has its own display pattern, which itself will change as it passes through each major section of the ride's layout.
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit includes a number of safety features. Unlike many modern steel roller coasters, its seats do not use over-the-shoulder harnesses; instead, there is a large padded lap bar. Louis Alfieri, the attraction's creative director, said, "the entire seat assembly is ergonomically designed so you're completely sandwiched and locked into the seat." Due to the lift hill's vertical construction, the ride provides a custom-designed evacuation system in the event a train become disabled.
A new ride has been built since Ellen was last at Universal Orlando Resort, and she had to give it a try. She brought Portia and one of her frightened writers along for a ride on the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit -- see how it went!
The testing of the new roller coaster set to open summer 2009. It opened on August 16, 2009 to guests. It has a 90 degree hill O_O
If you think this amazing Maurer Söhne coaster looks great during the day, just wait until it gets dark.
Watch in high quality.
It's Orlando's latest & greatest, with X-cars, a vertical lift, onboard audio that allows you to choose the music & more elements than you would imagine. Be sure to watch my nighttime POV that has been posted as a video response to this one. It's on the eastcoastergeneral youtube channel.
Watch in high quality.
Newest coaster from Universal! I had to pick MC Hammer. Funnest song to listen too on here. Night POV coming soon.