So, in short, no, Universal couldn't get the music for free.
If it is that slow and it is uncomfortable I can for myself for sure say I will not be riding that ride on every visit like I would the other coasters.
Edit: I just found this video on YouTube as well and it shows the lift going at it's actual speed up the hill.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX0TCSak4OA
Also from the comments on the very same video someone had mentioned that they are positive on a July 27, 2009 opening date for the coaster. I suppose this could the the grand opening date or the date for a soft opening to begin. Let's see if they are correct.
I think they would have been better to improve and maintain the launch speed of The Hulk so as to make this ride live up to it's full potential.
Universal will have to extend their usually short operating hours to give riders some time to enjoy the nighttime light show as well. One of my biggest complaints with Universal Orlando has always been the 6pm closing times in the fall.
I hope the experience is better than this video shows...otherwise it's not going to be a must-see for my trips to Universal Orlando. Is this to be on the Universal side or Islands of Adventure park?
It was never meant to be a fast ride either, it has unique manouvers, that really can only be commented on once its ridden.
As far as the hill left, that has, and still is, the main point of focus on the testing. I've seen it go very slow, and I"ve seen it go really fast.
As for the suggestion of a Hulk Style Launch? Not on this ride, would be way too much stress on the body as it goes over the top and down the drop!
Robert, do you have any idea how long the contracts are for these songs and how often Universal plans to change them? If not, could you find out when you go for Horror Nights?
Oh, and what is the status on the Aerosmith contract with Rock'n'Roller Coaster? It is supposed to be up and I keep hearing the horror stories about Hannah Montana or the Jonas Brothers replacing them.
if you go onto www.hollywoodripriderockit.com you can see the song in the section called music