Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Universal Orlando Announces Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit

Yay for big coaster announcements! Universal Studios Orlando has announced their new roller coaster for 2009: Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit. Another really weird coaster name! Really weird coaster names are so hot right now...

Hard statistics are not really available, but we do know it'll be 167 ft. high and is being built by Maurer Sohne. The ride, positioned between Jimmy Neutron and the Blue Man theater, will use "high-energy video displays in the waiting line; high-intensity, color-changing LED lighting and digital audio and video effects during the ride; and various engineering innovations." The ride looks to have inversions, and will also travel out into the CityWalk area at one point.

This is sure to change the 'feel' of the Universal Studios park, but I think in a good way. Hopefully more details will leak out soon! Here's the official press release as well.