New coaster at Universal Orlando in 2009
Written by Michael Smith
Editor's note: Thanks to the many, many readers who submitted this. Michael was the first, and I've combined all the posts in one.Tweet
Universal is building a new high tech coaster set to debut in 2009!
Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit will ride over, around and outside the entrance to Universal Studios Florida (fixed). Not only will there be an on-ride soundtrack, but riders will get to choose it, selecting from five genres (classic rock, rap, country, pop and disco), or just letting the system pick songs for you. ("Shuffle" mode?)
Rendering courtesy Universal Orlando
Riders will be recorded on video, and riders will be given the chance to edit the video of their ride, then to e-mail that video to their friends.
Top speed of the coaster will be 65 mph. No other specs yet, but Universal's press release offered a height of "17 stories" and "six near-miss moments and first-ever thrills including a record-breaking loop."
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