Soft opening for Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit this weekend?
One of our go-to Universal Orlando insiders says the word going around the park is that the long-delayed Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit
roller coaster might be opened to visitors on a "soft opening" basis as early as this weekend.
Universal's been testing the ride with water dummies this week and witnesses report a much swifter, smoother ride than they've seen on test runs in the past. Universal's replaced track and support systems on the ride to get it operational and the next step would be runs with real passengers.
Expect runs with employees first. But if those go well, hey, folks who just happen to be hanging around the ride entrance when ops are ready to make another test run might get their chance.
(And if that is you, full reports will be expected from you, back here on TPI!)
No soft opening this weekend. At least not while I was there. They were still doing some testing however.
i work at uo and the ride is far from done may be next week or 2 that need to fishn the lift by puting on the billboard on the sides
I spotted the rip ride rocket testing with employees today july 6 which means it is opening in about 1 week at latest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here I come rocket!
I'll be one of those hanging around Rip looking to ride. As of yesterday June 5 welders were still working on the track. A single empty car went up over the first lift hill and stopped at the first braking station. It runs silently. Video screens are installed in the queue and are operating and the marquee is up.
we was in orlando from 20th june-4th july. on 1st july, on our third visit to universal, around 10.30 pm, when coming back from dinner at hard rock, we saw a consistant battery of tests, with all lights on, at full speed, etc. it looks excellent, and also passing by, it gives of no sound.
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