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April 2, 2008

Universal Orlando Building Hollywood Themed Roller Coaster

Hollywood, Rip Ride, Rockit Roller Coaster LogoOrlando, FL -- Lights... Camera... Coaster! Universal Studios Florida announced Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit roller coaster, a high-energy thrill ride slated to open at the Orlando theme park in Spring 2009.

The excitement begins before the ride when you pick a song before strapping in. On board riders will get their adrenaline pumping while listening to the song they picked.

With your adrenaline pumping and the music thumping riders will find themselves heading straight up toward the sky. Suddenly, you are doing 65 mph, 17 stories over Universal Studios.

Hollywood, Rip Ride, Rockit Roller Coaster Universal Studios Florida
The world's most technologically advanced roller coaster, Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit is slated to open at Universal Studios Florida in Spring 2009. This 17-story tall, 65 mph ride will feature a vertical lift and several thrilling inversions.

Even better, the entire adventure is caught on video and you get a chance to edit the video to send to your friends.

Universal is calling this true high-tech, customizable, multi-sensory entertainment. The park also says Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit will be the most technologically advanced roller coaster in the world.

The Universal Creative team is combining audio and special effects engineering, sophisticated on- and off-board video and one-of-a-kind guest personalization to create a roller coaster experience unlike any other.

"This is the perfect intersection of the digital age and theme park entertainment," said Mark Woodbury, President of Creative for Universal Parks & Resorts. "Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit blends roller coaster intensity and guest interaction in a way where no two experiences will be the same."

Adding to the excitement Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit roller coaster will have six near-miss moments and first ever thrills including a record-breaking loop.

The coaster trains will feature the brightest and most innovative color changing LEDs in the world. While waiting to ride guests will find high-energy visual displays throughout the queue line.

According to Universal, up to four trains will be on the tracks at any given time.

The interactive element of the attraction is the fact that guests can customize their ride experience by choosing what song will play while they're on the roller coaster. LED boards in the queue will display song options from five genres (classic rock, rap, country, pop and disco).

Once seated guests can play their selection or let the coaster's digital sound system choose for them.

At the end of the ride, guests will be able to customize footage from their ride experience and compile it into a take-home music video.

Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit roller coaster will be located near the Jimmy Neutron attraction and travel the south perimeter of the Universal Studios theme park, over to the CityWalk lagoon and back.

For more information, see Universal Studios Florida or visit

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