Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit closed for 'maintenance'
Published: September 18, 2010 at 3:27 PM
The bulletin reads as follows:
2. September 2010
As supplier and manufacturer of one of the successful roller coasters of the X-Car series we are sending you the latest information in reference to safety, maintenance and Service of your System, to give you the best customer support.
In the light of recent findings, we would like to inform you through the attached Service Bulletin 001/10 about the coupling bar assembly on the cars of your Sky Loop System.
We would like to ask you to take note of the documents, to inform all persons concerned by this matter promptly and comprehensively and to implement the described measures according to the given instructions.
We deeply regret the present circumstances and the resulting consequences, but hope for your understanding because of the importance of this matter. If you have further questions on this case, we will gladly provide you with more information.
We wish you every success for the close of the 2010 season and thank you for the excellent cooperation.
Maurer Söhne Rides
The fix could take up to 3 months, so will RRR be closed for that long?
Universal Orlando Resorts' official spokesman issued a press release:
"We are obsessive about safety. We have aggressive inspection and safety programs in place for all our rides and attractions. Those programs meet or exceed all manufacturer guidelines. Anything in a September 2nd manufacturer’s advisory would have been dealt with weeks ago. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit is temporarily closed for unrelated maintenance."
Anyone visiting Universal please keep us updated with anything that may be going on with this ride.