Universal Orlando Resort is opening their first new coaster since 2004, when they debuted “Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride.” The new attraction, named “Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit,” is so intricate the park has delayed its opening for several weeks to ensure that absolutely every element is working properly and in synch.
The interactive ride will have riders traveling 3,800 feet in one minute and 53 seconds, with the beginning of the ride providing plenty of thrills. The trip begins with a 90-degree ascension to its tallest point – 167 feet straight up. After that, riders are taken on a 65mph journey through six maneuvers, all promising plenty of excitement for park guests.
The “Rockit” element of the ride comes into play from the very start of attraction, as riders get to pick their own soundtrack from a selection of 30 songs from five genres, which are then delivered through a 150-watt system that plays throughout your ride. Literally, every time you come here, you can have a different experience.
The track alone promises excitement, as it includes pretzel loops and music-inspired maneuvers like the “Treble Clef,” as well as a negative-gravity “Jump Cut” that makes riders feel like they’ll be thrown out of their roller coaster cart.
On top of all of that, the ride is equipped with numerous video and still cameras to capture all of the action. After finishing the ride, riders can purchase the unique package of their experience, which promises at least 14 different images of the rider.